John is licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana, the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and is a Notary Public for the State of Louisiana. Several firms rely on John’s understanding of criminal consequences in immigration and civil cases. He is a member of the Orleans Public Defenders Board’s Conflict Counsel Panel and holds a position as Of-Counsel for Sidney L. Shushan, APLC.
John was born in Somerville, MA, grew up in Orlando, FL, and currently lives in the Gentilly neighborhood in New Orleans. John received his bachelor’s from Florida State University where he studied Political Science and Art History. He earned his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2009, where he focused his studies on criminal defense advocacy, international law, and Louisiana’s civil code. While attending Loyola, he was a member of the Criminal Defense Clinic, which gave him the opportunity to represent indigent clients in court as a law student. Prior to founding Crescent City Law, John worked at the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Office of the Public Defender.