First and foremost, John is an entrepreneur. John was selected as the national Marketer of the Year by Great Legal Marketing in 2013 and has been called a “master of referral marketing” by Ben Glass, Esq. John is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has a perfect 10/10 ranking on www.Avvo.com and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School.
John is the author of the best-selling book, The Power of a System—the first of its kind book with explicit “how-to” steps for the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial implementation of a multi-million dollar personal injury law firm.
John has been cited as a legal expert on numerous occasions by TRIAL magazine of the American Association for Justice and the New York Law Journal, and he speaks frequently for the New York State Bar Association, The National Trial Lawyers, PILMMA, Great Legal Marketing, and county and regional bar associations concerning law practice management, internet marketing for lawyers, referral-based marketing and trial skills.
John publishes a weekly email newsletter at www.UltimateInjuryLaw.com and a monthly print newsletter, Lawyer Alert, with his best tips for marketing and managing a plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm to suit your ideal professional and personal lifestyle.
Most of all, John believes in sharing and collaborating with other top plaintiffs’ lawyers and hanging out with lawyers who are doing things better, bigger and faster. John is the founder of the Mastermind Experience (www.MastermindExperience.com), a unique mastermind where a group of elite lawyers collaborate and share their best practices and challenge each other to take action, get better and create a law practice that serves their ideal lifestyle.John lives in Ravena, New York, with his wife, Hon. Lisa M. Fisher (a/k/a the “Judge”), three children, Tim, Alek and Lily, and their fourth child/a miniature Australian Labradoodle, “Patch”. John loves Notre Dame sports and the Chicago Bears and whenever he can, kicks back with slalom and barefoot waterskiing.
1988: University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts in Government, Notre Dame, Indiana
1991: University of Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, Notre Dame, Indiana
Professional Honors & Activities:
2012: New York Super Lawyers--Upstate (Thomson-Reuters)
1998: American Inns of Court
2001-2005: Member, Board of Trustees, John A. Coleman Catholic High School
American Association for Justice
New York State Academy for Trial Lawyers
Ulster County Bar Association
January, 1992: State of New York
April, 1993: State of Illinois
1992: United States, Northern District of New York
1992: United States, Southern District of New York
1997: United States, Western District of New York