John has substantial experience handling a broad range of financial services litigation matters, including contested foreclosures, default servicing, bankruptcy, and consumer finance and class action defense.
John spent his formative years in the great state of Iowa, where he cultivated an interest in the outdoors and a talent for pinball machines. After first hearing music by The Doors in middle school, he bought an electric organ and taught himself how to play. He also learned to play competitive badminton while living in the Netherlands. John is most inspired by Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Theodore Roosevelt and his dad.
Speaker, "Cleaning Up Your Credit," Chicago Public Library "Law at the Library" Series (pro bono) | February 27, 2017
Speaker, "Building Financial Stability," Midtown Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL | April 9, 2016
Speaker, "Toyota Motor Credit CFPB/DOJ Consent Order," Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL | April 6, 2016
Speaker, "Cleaning Up Your Credit," Chicago Public Library "Law at the Library" Series (pro bono) | January 25, 2016
Speaker, "Does Filing a Proof of Claim on Time-Barred Debt Violate the FDCPA?" Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL | November 18, 2015
Author, "The Right and Wrong Ways to Sell a Public Forum," 94 Iowa L. Rev. 1419 (2009)
Chicago Bar Association (Chair, Consumer Credit Committee 2016-2017; Legislative Liaison, Financial Institutions Committee, 2017-2018)
American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee
Illinois State Bar Association
Mortgage Bankers Association
ACA International, Members Attorney Program
Receivables Management Association
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