A native of the Motor City, John spent his undergraduate years in Ann Arbor. He earned undergrad degrees in Philosophy and Political Science before pursuing a Master in Public Policy at Northwestern University. He received his  J.D. from the University of IL at Chicago Law School.
During law school he was the chapter president of the American Constitution Society and the National Lawyers Guild; He worked with the Chicago Innocence Project,  and instructed Know Your Rights  trainings throughout the city.  Additionally, he was the Teaching Assistant for Constitutional Law, Race & Mass Incarceration, a seminar course focused on the analysis and practical application of critical race theory, criminal procedure, and the reconstruction amendments to the US Constitution.
A road scholar with a passion for justice,  John has used his legal training while working as a political strategist in IL, a non profit attorney in New York, and a legal editor at Bloomberg Law. The DC transplant serves as co-chair of the DC Chapter of the NLG,  and during the day focuses on civil rights, criminal defense and privacy actions. He’s been known to fight crime in Gotham, but only part time.
John has represented clients in state and federal matters, as well as before administrative bodies, including the EEOC, MSPB and OFO. He was drawn to A. Clarke Law’s reputation for providing zealous criminal defense to the DMV, as well as its passion for justice and service to marginalized communities. 


Admitted to Practice

  • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
  • UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE STATE OF MARYLAND
  • UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

Education

  • Northwestern University (BA)
  • Northwestern University (MA)
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago Law School (J.D.)

Office Line: (202)846-2629

E-mail: jmccoy@aclarkelaw.com