Crosswhite, Limbrick & Sinclair, L.L.P.
25 Hooks Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
John has spent most of his life in Baltimore. He graduated from The Gilman School. He received a degree in international studies from American University in Washington, D.C. John then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law. He served as an editor on the Law Review and graduated in the top 5% of his class. He later became licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
John worked as a law clerk to Chief Judge Edward S. Northrop of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. John had the good fortune to watch excellent lawyers ply their craft in Judge Northrop's courtroom. He quickly learned what works and does not work with juries and judges.
After his clerkship, John became an associate with Miles & Stockbridge, a regional law firm based in Baltimore. He was fortunate to be mentored by the head of the Litigation Department who guided him in the transition from judicial law clerk to effective advocate. John was trying cases within three months of his arrival.
In 2000, John joined fellow expatriates from Miles & Stockbridge who had established the precursor to Crosswhite, Limbrick & Sinclair, LLP. While handling a variety of civil matters, John continues to focus on insurance and self-insured defense and insurance coverage matters. He has represented plaintiffs in several wrongful death cases and other serious personal injury matters, so he is able to view cases from different perspectives. Aside from work for insurance carriers, John handles accident investigations and litigation in Maryland for a national equipment rental company, which includes the resolution of contractual disputes regarding defense, indemnification, and insurance obligations under rental agreements.
John has consistently received "AV" ratings in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He was nominated by the Judicial Nominating Commission for five straight years to judicial vacancies on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
John enjoys the variety and challenges each new case brings. John has defended cases for a radio station sued for alleged defamatory comments by talk show hosts, a products liability lawsuit by a Catholic priest with AIDS concerning defective needles, sexual abuse cases, and, on the lighter side, a lawsuit by a plaintiff injured while hunting for Bigfoot (really). He firmly believes in setting an early case strategy to move cases forward expeditiously to dismissal, settlement or trial. John also believes that preparing a case to go to trial is an effective tool to convince others to settle a case.
While not practicing law, John is the president of a local charitable foundation focusing on grants to independent schools and cultural arts organizations. He is married to an interior designer and has two children. John enjoys bicycling and is a student of the American Civil War. When playing hooky from work, he can sometimes be found bicycling on the North Central Railroad Trail in Baltimore County into Pennsylvania, the C & O Canal towpath along the Potomac River (he has ridden all 183 miles of it), or cycling the Civil War battlefields of Sharpsburg and Gettysburg.