Prior to his position as Staff Attorney for the Federal Tax Clinic, John practiced law as a public defender for Society of Counsel Representing Accused Person and The Defender Association, and as a contract attorney for various firms including Preston, Gates and Ellis. He also worked as an associate for Deloitte Tax. While in the LL.M. program, John worked as research assistant to Dean Emeritus Roland Hjorth, and was named the Deloitte and Touche Scholar. John is on the board of the WSBA Tax Counsel as chair of the Pro Bono Committee, and on the board of the downtown Seattle YMCA as chair of the Membership Committee.