Juan Jose (“John”) opened his own firm in January 1997. In July 1999, Troy joined John and they formed Perez & Morris LLC. Prior to opening his own office, John was General Counsel and Vice President of Administration for a publicly traded $150 million company. He was responsible for all legal aspects of the international company and its subsidiaries, and supervised the company’s domestic and international counsel. John also supervised the company’s human resources, risk management and administrative functions.
His main practice is commercial and construction litigation, including large loss property recoveries, where he has achieved successful jury verdicts and arbitration/mediation results including many in excess of a million dollars.
Between 1987 and 1994, John was with a major Columbus, Ohio law firm, first as an associate and later as a partner. He was involved in all aspects of litigating minor and major commercial and employment cases throughout the country.
Prior to 1987, John served as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Nicholas J. Walinski in Toledo, Ohio. John is a graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and U.S. Tax Court. John and his wife, Joan, have three sons. He is very active in church and community activities, and is fluent in Spanish.