John is a founding partner at Conard Nelson Schaffer and has built a reputation as a trial lawyer that people rely upon in their most serious matters.
John is invited to speak regularly for bar associations and is a national faculty at the most selective and prestigious trial college. He is also a nationally recognized expert in forensic science and cross examination of expert witnesses, making him a steadfast and formidable opponent. John has received not guilty verdicts on cases with very serious charges including murder, conspiracy, conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, embezzlement, felony assault, assault, sex crimes, drug crimes, fleeing police in a motor vehicle, burglary, and others.
As a result of his stellar record in serious complex criminal matters, John has been invited by some of the most aggressive civil litigators to act as a hired gun trial attorney in serious civil matters as well. He obtained a Multi-Million dollar verdict in his first civil jury trial, and has gone on to win multiple verdicts and record settlements including multi-million dollar verdicts an settlements. He has won in in a wide variety of civil cases such as: complex surgical malpractice, nursing home injuries, brain injury cases, cases, and a massive 8-figure employment settlement for a C-level executive involving extremely complex non-competition, non-disparagement, tax, restitution, and employment provisions in a high profile matter.
Applying his detailed and aggressive approach to each matter, John has won across the country in State and Federal cases, in Civil and Criminal cases, and across the spectrum from Medical Malpractice, to Car Crashes, to executive suite warfare. He is a trial lawyer's trial lawyer.