No stranger to the legal industry, John Cannon comes from a rich background rooted in law. From his upbringing, to a high school and college career filled with legal internships to prove his path of interest, John gravitated to law to positively impact and give a voice to real people with everyday lives. It doesn’t hurt that being a lawyer also allows him to exercise his competitive nature and adversarial side.

John works in the firm’s Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, and Toxic Torts & Products Liability practice groups and is a member of the firm’s trial team engaged in the serial litigation over an EPA-approved herbicide. In this role, John particularly thrives on problem-solving various aspects of the case and employing his critical thinking skills.

Prior to joining the firm, John clerked for the Honorable Steven N. Berk of the District of Columbia Superior Court, where his responsibilities included assisting with criminal trials, sentencings, and motions hearings, and handling domestic relations cases.

Having earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School, John was a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. During law school he served as an intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Capital Case Section, for the Honorable Jorge Alonso of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and for the Honorable Patricia A. Broderick at the District of Columbia Superior Court. John graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Political Science.

Known to have a comedic side to his personality, a.k.a. “class clown,” John takes pride in not being all work all the time. Outside of the office, he enjoys all things animals and is particularly fond of volunteering at animal rescue shelters. John’s hobbies also include a love for organized sports, from soccer and kickball to baseball/basketball and disc golf. You name it and he can found doing it.


Villanova University (B.A., 2016) George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2019)


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