John has over 30 years of Paralegal experience working in the legal areas of plaintiff/defense personal injury, workers compensation, privacy and compliance, criminal defense and state/federal regulatory compliance and has the esteemed position of being one of the first non-lawyers to represent injured employees in workers compensation claims in the State of Wisconsin, having obtained his license to appear before the administrative agency in the state in 1989 and represented injured employees for over 14 years. John has been highly involved in the Paralegal Association of Wisconsin since 1987, serving as Vice-President, President (5 terms) and NFPA Primary and Secondary. He currently serves the Association as Board Advisor. John was also a founding member of the Wisconsin State Bar Task Force on Paralegal Regulation, serving from 1996 to 2004. This organization drafted the paralegal licensure petition heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. John also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc. and is currently serving as the President of the organization. John is a frequent speaker for state and national organization with topics ranging from paralegal regulation and ethics to litigation and workers compensation. He also co-authored a seminar manual titled "Discovery Skills for Paralegals," which was used by the Institute for Paralegal Education. John has twice been named Wisconsin’s Paralegal of the Year in 1997 and 2005 and is the 2017 NFPA William R. Robie Leadership Award recipient.