John represents and advises employers in various areas of employment law.
He defends employers in court and in agency proceedings and investigations involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, failure to accommodate disabilities, wage and hour violations, unfair labor practices and breach of contract restricting post-employment competition or misappropriation of trade secrets.
Hawai‘i employers trust John’s advice on issues relating to terminating employees, providing leaves of absence, properly classifying employees and conducting internal investigations.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
John’s expertise in employment law is in high demand. He frequently speaks on employment law issues at seminars and provides workplace training on harassment and other issues.
One paddle, two paddle… John knows his way around a canoe!
University of Missouri, J.D. 1992
University of Hawai‘i, B.A. (Economics)1989
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i
Michigan (not active)
Missouri (not active)
AWARDS & HONORS
Benchmark Litigation, Labor & Employment Star, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America, 2021
Super Lawyers, 2020