John is a graduate of the University of Montana (honors) and University of Montana School of Law (high honors).
After graduating from college, John worked as a truck driver, a fork lift operator and a teamster intern, helping him learn the value of hard work and an honest paycheck. John began his legal practice by serving as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Richard F. Cebull. Thereafter, he worked in private practice at the Edwards Law Firm, handling both civil and criminal cases, including the case of Ammondson et al v. NorthWestern Corporation et al, which resulted in one of the largest jury awards in Montana history ($21.4 million.)
In 2003, John won the national American Association for Justice essay contest for his article Graceful Maneuvering: Corporate Avoidance of Liability Through Bankruptcy and Corporate Law, which explored W.R. Grace’s corporate maneuvers in the aftermath of the Libby fallout.
John is a proud member of the American Association for Justice, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.
John lives with his wife and two wonderful children in Billings, Montana. He enjoys helping people. His philosophy is that you treat clients like you treat your family.