In 2006, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologist. He interfaced across the intelligence community but worked specifically for NSA/CSS specializing in information warfare, signals intelligence, and cybersecurity. Through ten years of service he completed two deployments to the SOUTHCOM AOR conducting counter-illicit trafficking operations. Further, he deployed to Afghanistan as a member of Cryptologic Support Team-20 supporting special operations. While on active duty, John earned his B.A. in Intelligence Studies from American Military University. In 2016, he transitioned to the U.S. Navy Reserves where he still serves today.
In 2019, John graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. He was selected as a National Member of the Order of the Barristers for excellent oral and written advocacy on the moot court board. His other extra curricular activities include: Manuscripts Editor on the Richmond Law Review and the Pro Bono Appeals Coordinator for the Veteran’s and Military Law Association. In 2020, John graduated from George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School with an LL.M. in Global Antitrust & Economics.
During law school, John interned at the Colorado Supreme Court for the Honorable Justice Monica Marquez, at the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia for the Honorable Judge Henry Hudson, and for the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Following law school John clerked for the Honorable Justice James Hardesty of the Nevada Supreme Court.
John is a licensed attorney in Nevada and is an associate at Pisanelli Bice, PLLC where he works in the firms corporate, business, and gaming litigation and appellate practice groups.