John is a partner in the Providence, Rhode Island office of Melick & Porter. He is a trial lawyer and maintains a general liability practice. He routinely represents and counsels insurers, third-party administrators, and self–insureds. His practice areas include general liability and casualty, employment litigation, products liability, construction litigation, premises liability, motor vehicle claims, workers' compensation, and mass/toxic tort litigation. John routinely appears in state and federal court and represents employers before the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
John represents manufacturers of a variety of products including pumps, valves, boilers, engines, naval equipment, and military aircraft in asbestos and toxic tort litigation.
John has represented general contractors, subcontractors, property managers, and their insurers against personal injury and property damage claims arising out of allegedly defective construction.
John also represents restaurants in premises liability and dram shop actions and has successfully defended restaurants in claims alleging personal injuries as a result of serving alcohol to intoxicated patrons.
John is member of the Defense Counsel of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Bar Association.
John is a Court-Annexed Arbitrator for the State of Rhode Island