John graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau with a BS in Accounting in 1967 and from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law with a JD degree in December 1971. John was in the general practice of law in Kansas City, Missouri until moving to Cape Girardeau in 1979. He has practiced alone and in partnerships since. John's practice has narrowed from general practice to now only estate planning/trusts, real estate and business matters including purchases and sales.
While John has, through his years in Cape, been active in church and community, he is now retired from his service on various boards and committees of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Notre Dame Regional High School, City of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Healthcare System and Commerce Bank allowing him to devote time full to his law practice.