John’s practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation, construction law, and product liability litigation. Clients benefit from his 25 years of trial and appellate experience. John successfully litigates cases in federal and state courts across the nation. His background also includes prosecuting and defending catastrophic injury claims in premises liability, vehicle accident and other personal injury litigation. Additionally, John has extensive experience with all types of ADR proceedings including serving as a mediator and arbitrator. John was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the Commercial Litigation field. John has been repeatedly listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer and has achieved the highest rating, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell®. John is also the Past President of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

Hands_background_CMYKCincinnati City Council recently enacted an anti-wage theft and payroll fraud ordinance designed to protect workers and insure that those doing business with the City pay their legal share of taxes and other financial obligations. The Ordinance is also designed to protect law-abiding employers from unfair competition from businesses that are willing to break the

Ohio added 4,000 new construction jobs in December, leading the country in gains for the month according to an analysis of Labor Department data released by The Associated General Contractors of America (“AGC”) last week.

The AGC’s analysis noted that construction firms added jobs in 34 states last year, but industry employment declined in 32


As the construction industry starts to rebound from a down market, rentals of project equipment are on the rise. Whether you are an owner, principal contractor, or specialty trade subcontractor, you may very well be renting equipment for use on an upcoming project. Here are five important points to bear in mind: