John is a sincere, ethical attorney who puts you first.
You asked so I'm answering truthfully.
Having need of an officer of the court ( Lawyer) twice in the last couple of years, I left town rather than seek council of a local attorney. At the time, John was practicing in a nearby town, far enough away that he was not involved in the tonough local "club" of lawyers who in my opinion, are interested not in agressively pursuing as my adocate, the work that could have only been performred by a lawyer. Speaking from experience, two separate issues ended in my having to speak on my own behalf in court because both times my own attorney didn't come to court equipped with information I turned over to them three months earlier. Neither of them wanted to "wwin" on my behalf least the opposing attorney cut them out of the local brotherhood. That is just how "fixed" it is among Attornies here.
Such was NOT the case most recently When I went to John. You guys may not have met him, but I can tell you he listened carefully to my presentation of the issue, what I thought was behind and driving it and asked questions of important matters he needed to know That was not in my presentation. When so decision time came around, he knew every detail, even some I forgot I told him. I would not hesitate a minute recommending him. If he takes your case you are in about the best hands possible.
One point I would like to add. Know what your lawyer MUST do on your behalf when you hire one. He must follow your instructions on the options available so long as your instructions are lawful and do not reflect poorly on him to the extent it could adversely affect his livelihood You are the BOSS of your case. Know how cases similar to yours, have turned out. Read up a little to KNOW YOUR RIGHTD. Do not expect your attorney to give you a lesson on your constitutional rights. If YOU don't know your rights, you don't have any and very well may fid you are being manipulated into doing what is expedient for others.
You are the only one who has a personal stake in your own case. After all is over, everyone goes about their normal lives. You have to live forever with the result.