John was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Corpus Christi, TX at age 10. After graduating from Incarnate Word Academy, John attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, where he received a B.A. in Political Science cum laude. John moved to Houston in 2006 and began attending school part-time at South Texas College of Law while working during the day. He was a clerk at Golda R. Jacob & Associates, later Jacob & Fritsch, where he developed his interest in Family Law. After graduation from law school and passing the Texas Bar, John moved to Washington, DC, where he worked as Policy & Program Coordinator for Preservation Action, a non-profit that seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs. John later served as Interim Director of Preservation Action. Issues John worked on included appropriations for the Historic Preservation Fund, the Historic Tax Credit, Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance reform, and U.S. involvement in the UNESCO World Heritage Program.
John returned to Texas in 2014 and practices Family Law at the Verde Law Firm. John is a member of the Harris County Democratic Lawyers’ Association, the Houston Bar Association, and the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association. John is an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in midtown Houston and also member of the Board of Directors for Integrity/Houston. He was also a candidate for Houston City Council in the 2015 election. John and his husband, Hunter Middleton, enjoy spending time with their dog, adopted from a local rescue non-profit, travelling, and enjoying Houston’s amazing restaurants.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2012||07/18/2019|
|Interim Director||Preservation Action||2013 - 2013|
|Policy & Program Coordinator||Preservation Action||2012 - 2013|
|Clerk||Jacob & Fritsch||2010 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2012 - Present|
|South Texas College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||2011|
|Preservation Pennsylvania||Historic Preservation/Legislative Process||2014|
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