From a very early age, John knew that he wanted to be a lawyer. Growing up, he spent his summers and weekends working at his father’s law office where he learned a lesson that shapes the way he practices law today. John learned first hand that people place their trust in a lawyer during the most vulnerable times in their lives. John has spent his entire life around the law and he takes very seriously the trust his clients place in him.
John attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. He earned his Bachelor’s degree while also working with the Capital Defense Unit of the Kansas City Public Defenders Office. He then attended the Cecil C. Humphreys Law School at the University of Memphis where he graduated cum laude.
Since he earned his law license, John has been practicing law with his father, Tim Holton. A genuine trial lawyer is more than just a self appointed title. In order to gain the valuable jury trial experience he wanted, John sought out cases that were headed for trial. He has represented injured clients in jury trials in both state and federal court and knows what it takes to go nose to nose in the court room with big corporations and insurance companies.
Sometimes just the threat of going to trial is enough to make a defendant resolve a case. When that happens, John has successfully negotiated many million and multi-million dollar settlements for his clients.
John has also handled mass tort and class action cases against drug and medical device manufacturers and other large corporations. He was recently appointed class counsel in an Arkansas case to represent thousands of people affected by a massive corporation.
John is known as a relentless fighter, willing to go the distance and put his client’s case before a jury in order to get justice for his clients. Holding firm to the values instilled in him from growing up around the business, John has vowed to only represent people. He has never, and will never, represent an insurance company or corporation.
John is admitted to practice in all Tennessee state courts, all Arkansas state courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas and The United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.
John is married to his wife Lindsey. They have two children, Jack and Avery.