John joined Garvin & Hickey as a paralegal in 2019, after completing the ABA accredited Paralegal Certificate Program at Capital University Law School. As a paralegal, he assisted the attorneys at Garvin & Hickey with research, drafting, and other preparation for administrative hearings and court appeals.

While working for Garvin & Hickey, John also took classes in the evenings from Capital University Law School working to obtain his Juris Doctor. While at Capital University Law School he was a member of the Law Review, an advocate for the Moot Court team, a class representative for the Student Bar Association, and a student ambassador for the office of admissions. John also completed a legal clinic course where he represented clients in a variety of civil matters and worked with the Prosecutor for the City of Hilliard prosecuting and trying misdemeanor cases in Mayor’s Court.

In 2023, John graduated from Capital University Law School, Magna Cum Laude, with his law degree and was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio. John continues to work with the team at Garvin & Hickey representing employers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and in appeals in the Courts of Common Pleas. In addition to workers’ compensation representation, John has defended employers in BWC audits and unemployment hearings.

John is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. John is also admitted to practice in the Southern District of Ohio as well as the State of Indiana, the Southern District of Indiana, and the Northern District of Indiana, and is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association.