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    John Ferrell gained real-world experience working for a revenue cycle company, and that experience, together with watching other lawyers help clients, lead him to law school. His calm, efficient manner garners respect from clients as well as colleagues. John’s research and problem-solving skills support seasoned litigators in defense of clients in complex litigation including energy litigation, employment law, and business litigation. He thrives on sorting through complicated facts and analyzing the law to achieve the best possible result and still make a difference.

    Memberships & Awards

    CALI Awards: Legal Research & Writing; Torts; Contracts; Property; Criminal Law; Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Evidence; Federal Personal Income Tax; Legal Drafting; Appellate Advocacy
    Ohio State Bar Association
    Columbus Bar Association
    Federal Bar Association

    Key Experience

    Successfully defended Ohio employer against workers’ compensation claimant’s request for additional psychological treatment
    Defended Ohio public school district treasurer against charges of professional misconduct before the Ohio Board of Education
    Represented beneficiary in a will and estate dispute on the grounds of undue influence of an elderly person for financial gain

    Work Experience

    2018 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2017-2018 Managing Editor, Capital University Law Review, Volume 46
    2016-2018 Teaching Assistant, Capital University Law School
    2016-2017 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC