John worked extensively in Personal Injury, Common Law and WorkCover matters as a solicitor with Arnold Thomas & Becker and Maurice Blackburn Cashman.
He has held the positions of Solicitor in Charge of the Aboriginal Legal Service,West Kimberley, Western Australia and Senior Solicitor, Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission, Alice Springs. In these positions he has had many years experience appearing in the equivalent of the Magistrates’ Court, County Court and Supreme Court running committal hearings, summary hearings, bail applications, jury trials, single judge appeals and civil matters.
John also has extensive Family Law experience and has conducted urgent applications for recovery, interim and final contact and residence applications and relocation hearings in the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates’ Court.
John has appeared extensively in the Supreme Courts of Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory in R v Parr  VSC 166; R v Parr  VSC 468; Bogdanovich v The Queen VSCA 388; O’Donohue v The Queen  VSCA 196; The Queen v Penrose (Ruling No.2)  VSC 191; The Queen v Penrose (Ruling No.3)  VSC 192; The Queen v Semaan and Ors (Rulings No.1-6)  VSC 124; The Queen v Semaan and Ors (Ruling No.7)  VSC 170; The Queen v Gibson  VSC 634; The Queen v Penrose (Ruling No.1)  VSC 786; The Queen v Lindholm, Trabert and Ryan  VSC 739; DPP v Scriven  VSC 157; DPP v Barnett (Ruling)  VSC 663; The Queen v Camilleri  VSC 676; DPP v Campbell and Ors (Ruling No.1)  VSC 665; R v Heffernan  NTSC 32; The District Court of Western Australia in the State of Western Australia v Brendan Bellottie; The State of Western Australia v Philip Clinton Watson Murder Trial;
John is also the holder of an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC)