"ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER OF THE YEAR"
BY BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
Named "Entertainment Lawyer of the Year" by Billboard Magazine, John has represented a variety of icons in the
entertainment industry throughout his career, including notable names in film, television and music and top talent in
literary and music publishing, sports and electronic media. John is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Mediator.
John has served as the chairman of the Nevada Film Commission and has hosted both his own nationally televised
satellite talk show and a regular segment on the CW affiliate in Reno, Nevada. John has served as national trustee and chairman of the Western Regional Executive Board of the National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis Sports Council, on the Board of the Unusual Suspects Theater Company and he is a Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, a Lifetime Papal Order. He also served for eight years as a member of the President's Committee on The Arts and Humanities.
John and his legal work have been highlighted by a variety of prominent publications, including the Los Angeles Times,
The American Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Daily
Business Journal, Variety, The New York Times, Reno Gazette Journal and Las Vegas Review.
Honors & Awards
• Entertainment Lawyer of the Year, Billboard Magazine
• Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated
• Intellectual Property
• University of California, Berkeley (J.D.)
• University of California, Los Angeles (B.A.)
Board Of Directors
• Knight Commander, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, a Lifetime Papal Order
ALEX ORBISON- President of Roy's Boys
“John has represented and been a friend of Orbison since the 70s. The matters that John handled were tough, but John believes in the artist and the artist’s rights. What he said would happen did happen. Outside of business John was great friends of my mother, Barbara, and my dad, Roy. My dad went to his wedding! How many weddings do you think Roy Orbison went to?”