John is a commercial litigator and municipal attorney with the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman. He also serves as the Independent Counsel to the Miami Civilian Investigative Panel. John is also active in numerous local professional organizations and civic affairs. He serves on the board of the Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library (from 2012-2014 as the President) and since 2014 has brought together community leaders to form the Coalition to Save Our Libraries which ultimately resulted in an increase of the initial proposed annual library budget from $30 million to $54.4 million and now to over $64 million. John also serves as the Immediate Past President for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Historical Society and serves as the First Vice President of the County’s Community Relations Board. John previously served on the board of HistoryMiami, five years of which were on the Executive Committee. John has also served as an appointee to the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force for the Miami-Dade Public Library System, as well as the Village of Palmetto Bay Charter Review Committee.