John is a board certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, indicating his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and recognized by Arizona's Finest Lawyers, leading invitation-only associations of experienced trial lawyers and judges. The National Trial Lawyers has listed John as one of the top trial lawyers in Arizona every year since 2007. He is rated 10.0 by AVVO, its highest rating. He sits on the board of directors and faculty of The College of Trial Advocacy, Arizona's leading trial college for developing lawyers. In addition, he is a member of the State Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, the committee responsible for drafting and reviewing the rules governing the way civil cases are litigated.