John is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2007. He is a member of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits and Appellate practices. He has set various legal precedents and has been practicing labor and employment law for nearly 35 years.
John is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, is listed as a Best Lawyer in America, honored as a Chambers USA leading lawyer, Kentucky Super Lawyer and "Top Lawyer" by Louisville Magazine for his many legal accomplishments. He is responsible for creating binding legal precedent entitling employers to secure indemnity from other parties in harassment or retaliation cases. He has also established legal precedent holding that claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress or outrage is preempted by statute. He has prevailed in a class discrimination case brought by the federal government seeking to establish that women were categorically excluded from coal mining jobs.
John is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky, Texas and Indiana Bar associations. He gives back to the community by serving as a board member for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, member of the Louisville Metro Animal Services Spot Board, supporting Disabled American Veterans, contributing to Sunrise Children's Services and supporting the Christian Legal Society and president of his neighborhood homeowners' association. He is also a member of the Federalist Society. Married with three grown children, John enjoys boating, tennis and chess in his spare time.