John is a member with Stoll Keenon Ogden. He joined Stoll Keenon Ogden in 2022, as part of the firm’s merger with Katz Korin Cunningham. A member of the Business Services group, John represents clients in all aspects of litigation with a focus on business disputes and construction-related litigation as well as professional liability.
With extensive experience representing contractors, John has successfully litigated construction disagreements ranging from disputes with homeowners to multi-million-dollar lawsuits up and down the owner, contractor, sub-contractor, and surety chain. He provides comprehensive legal services to numerous local, statewide, and regional home improvement service providers including builders, roofing contractors, interior remodelers, damage restoration companies, and bathroom remodelers. John guides his clients through legal compliance issues arising under state construction and consumer protection laws and defends contractors alleged to have violated them.
Construction Law: John advises his clients on the often-perilous relationship between contractors and their customer’s property insurance company to maximize insurance recoveries available to pay for the contractor’s services without running afoul of the prohibition against public adjusting. He works to streamline the collection process for his clients by formalizing processes at the outset to eliminate common customer defenses in an effort to maximize potential recovery through the mechanics lien and collection process.
John is a regular presenter at continuing legal education seminars on attorney ethics. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee and the Indiana Board of Law Examiner's Committee on Character and Fitness.
Prior to joining Katz Korin Cunningham, John represented the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission where his practice was focused on trust account mismanagement and financial-related misconduct. He was responsible for screenings, audits, prosecutions, and appeals of trust account matters before the Indiana Supreme Court. In addition, he regularly handled the investigation, prosecution and appeal of misconduct cases arising from bankruptcy, probate, receivership, and other business-related matters. John’s practice has resulted in dozens of reported cases, including numerous per curiam opinions from the Indiana Supreme Court.