John practices across criminal, family and employment law and associated commercial matters. He enjoys Legal Aid briefs and duty work, as well as defended hearings, special fixtures and severity appeals.
John has further experience in the regulation of advertising and its content, NSW local government planning and licensing and CTTT matters, as well as HREOC and NSW ADB actions. He has wide-ranging experience in both the federal and state employment jurisdictions, and is a life member of the NSW Public Service Professional Officers Association.
John was admitted as solicitor in 2001 and is a member of the Law Society of NSW.
He spent many years in federal law enforcement, intelligence and legal areas including drug, crime, revenue fraud and money laundering matters, in both the federal and state jurisdictions, before entering private practice in 2002.
John has volunteered at Marrickville Community Legal Centre and was awarded a 2006 Law and Justice Foundation Award for community legal work on behalf of disadvantaged clients. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Management of the centre.
John served with the 1st Commando Regiment as a young man, and is now a member of and legal adviser to the 1st Commando Regiment Association. He was previously vice president and trustee of the Customs House Sub Branch of the RSL until it was absorbed into the wider RSL framework in 2010.
John is a family man who is heavily involved with his grown-up sons and five grandchildren.