Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lawdragon Inc.
Award-winning legal affairs journalist.
John is a co-founder and the Editor-in-Chief of Lawdragon Inc., where he oversees all website and magazine content. He has extensive experience covering complex matters related to the criminal and civil justice systems as well as human rights and global justice issues. He also has project managed all aspects of website development and print production.
Prior to co-founding Lawdragon in 2005, John was a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily Journal. The Los Angeles Press Club named him a “Print Journalist of the Year Finalist” in each of his last three years at the paper for his coverage of high-profile national issues. He also twice won the award for “Best Magazine Feature.”
In recent years, he has traveled to South Africa, The Hague, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Rwanda to research how post-conflict societies forge accountability mechanisms for war crimes and other human rights abuses. John also provides ongoing coverage from Guantanamo Bay on the military commissions against detainees held there. He designed his own master's program in Human Rights Studies and International Justice at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and did his undergrad work at Colby College.