University of Alabama – Master of Laws – Taxation (LLM, with honors)
Mississippi College, School of Law – Juris Doctorate (JD)
Mississippi College – Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Mercer University – Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Mississippi Bar – 1997
Admitted to all Mississippi State and Federal Courts and 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
John is known as a successful litigator who has tried many cases before juries and judges throughout this State and in other venues across the country. He has also had success in resolving matters without the necessity of a trial through alternative dispute resolution and negotiation.
John has been active in the business community for many years. He is an owner and investor in a number of commercial properties, including hotels, restaurants, and real estate.
John currently serves on the Board of Governors for Shriners’ Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana, where serves in a leadership capacity on the Executive Committee of the Board. His past volunteer work has included many years serving as a leader in his church, a mentor in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and on the Advisory Board of Stop Hunger Now.