John is a trial lawyer. His practice emphasizes intellectual property, business, banking, securities and employment law. John has litigated hundreds of state and federal court cases and commercial arbitrations, throughout the country.
John's representative clients include the Boeing Employee's Credit Union, Widevine Technologies, Inc., Labor Ready, Inc. and the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation.
Recent representative trial victories include Air International, LLC v. Lonesome Polecat LLC, Is. Co. Sup. Ct. case no. 02-2-00680-0 (alleging criminal profiteering); and The Christensen Firm v. Chameleon Data Corporation, U.S.D.C. W.D. WA case no. 06-cv-00337-TSZ (alleging violation of the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act).
Other recent representative cases include Dickson v. Doughnut Corporation of America, dba Top Pot Doughnuts, King. Co. Sup. Ct. case no. 09-2-16823-7 (alleging shareholder oppression); Attachmate v. Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County, U.S.D.C. W.D. WA case no. 09-cv-01180 (alleging software infringement); Barrett v. Bill the Butcher, Inc., King Co. Sup. Ct. case no. 10-2-35788-2 (alleging employment discrimination and unlawful securities practices); Direct Route, LLC v. Spirevision, Inc., U.S.D.C W.D. WA case no. 09-cv-00486 (alleging patent infringement and trade secrets misappropriation); and Lane v. Volkswagen Group of America, King Co. Sup. Ct. case no 09-2-42561-2 (alleging class action claims for breach of implied warranty).
John speaks and writes regularly on legal issues relating to intellectual property and securities litigation. John has served as a chair to the Washington State Bar Association's Business Law Section's Publications Committee, and previously served as chairman of the Pasadena Bar Association's panel on Bankruptcy Business & Commercial Law. An avid lover of the arts, John has volunteered as pro bono legal counsel for The Furious Theater Company, The Lineage Dance Company, and The Washington Ensemble Theater.
- States: California, New York and Washington
- United States District Courts: Central District of California; Western District of Washington
- Seattle University School of Law, J.D.
- University of Washington, B.A.