Since 1996, John has practiced law in Nevada focusing primarily on family law. In addition to being a Certified Family Law Specialist, John is one of the newest members of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has also received an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
In 1989, John graduated cum laude with his bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. John was awarded a three-year ROTC scholarship while at Stonehill. He then attended St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts from 1989 to 1991 where he studied philosophy and theology. John graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1996, where he was appointed as a Board Member for Trial Advocacy and an Associate Editor of the Education and Law Journal.
After law school, John worked as an associate for the law firm of Pico & Mitchell from 1996 to 1999, where he handled family law and insurance defense cases. In 1998, John became licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.
In 1999, John began his own family law practice in Las Vegas. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. In 2009, John was appointed by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division to serve as a Pro Tem Hearing Officer in several important areas: guardianships, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence and mental health. John is actively involved in the Las Vegas community serving as an officer for the Elk’s Club. Since 2009, John and his wife Christine have served as licensed foster parents for the Clark County Department of Family Services. John also served as an officer for the U.S. Army Reserves from 1989 to 2005.
Languages Spoken: Portuguese, English
Licensed since 1996
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Membership||American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||2012|
|Pro Tem Hearing Officer||Eighth Judicial District Court Of Nevada||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Pico & Mitchell||1996 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Family Lawyer Association||Member||N/A|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Seminar||Personal Injury and Medical Records||N/A|