John, with over thirty years of criminal defense experience, has handled thousands of cases ranging from murder to traffic citations. However, for the past twenty-four years, John has focused on cases involving alcohol, drugs, theft and domestic violence.
John has been in private practice since 1980. He has been with Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn, LLP since 1982. He is also a former Deputy Prosecutor under the former Marion County Prosecutor, Stephen Goldsmith. John has vigorously represented numerous clients charged with various misdemeanor and felony offenses, with an emphasis in crimes involving controlled substances, and the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and numerous other driving violations. The advocacy of such cases often involves the litigation and suppression of illegally obtained evidence against his clients. The goal in every case is to attempt to resolve it as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. However, proper resolution requires a thorough investigation of the facts with extensive pre-trial preparation. Ultimately, the client needs to be adequately advised as to what options are available in order to make a well informed decision on the final resolution. Whether to accept a plea offer or go to trial is critical. This decision should be based on extensive preparation, time honored experience and proper legal analysis, which John provides with each and every case.
John graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Political Science in 1973, and Indiana University-Indianapolis Law School in 1980 where he received his J.D. His professional memberships include both the Indiana (Criminal Justice Section) and Indianapolis Bar Associations. John has been a presenter and participant at numerous seminars dealing with DWI defense.
John is a former board member and past president of the Columbia Club. He is a former director of the One Hundred Club and remains an active member. John has been a member of the Penrod Society since 1977 and currently enjoys Honored Member status. John is married to his wife Jennifer and has two children.