John maintains a diverse environmental practice, with a focus on natural resource projects.
John has assisted on myriad permitting, regulatory, enforcement, and litigation projects arising under environmental statues such as the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), among others. In addition, he works closely on regulatory compliance matters related to chemical and toxic substances and wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
John focuses his pro bono practice on the firm’s Veterans Pro Bono program, in which he assists veterans on matters such as disability benefits claims and petitions to correct military records.
Prior to joining the firm, John served as a law clerk for the Honorable Matthew J. Fader, Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. He has also served as a legal extern at the US Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Land Resources, and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Roderick C. Young, then-Magistrate Judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
As a law student, John received several accolades for his legal research and writing skills, including the William & Mary Law Review Best Student Note Award in 2019 and selection as a Legal Practice Program Fellow, where he assisted program instructors in developing first-year students’ legal research, writing, and practice skills.
Articles in the National Law Review database by John R. Bobka