I first met John in 1983 when I was a new lawyer and he was in law school. John contacted me about becoming my law clerk. My first impression was that he was very smart, articulate and had tons of energy. I soon also learned that he was caring, passionate and devoted to the people and causes that he cared about.

John clerked for me for six months, passed the State Bar and became an attorney working tirelessly to defend those who needed a voice.