John, a native Greenvillian, received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Emory University. After college, John joined the military and served four years in the US Army. He returned home to Greenville in 1973 and became a partner with a multi-state firm until his retirement in December of 2014. In 2015, John started his mediation practice then became Of Counsel with The Clardy Law Firm in early 2016. Throughout his career he has had leadership roles in his law firms, the SC Chamber of Commerce, Board of Visitors and Parents Council at Clemson University, SC Humanities Council, Board of Visitors at Anderson University, Cancer Society of Greenville, Metropolitan Arts Council, his church and others. John has been continually listed in Best Lawyers and as a SC Super Lawyer.
John and his wife live in Greenville and their greatest joys are their children and fifteen grandchildren. They are members of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.