Jordan Coyne & Savits, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that John O. Easton, who has practiced law for 32 years as a partner of the Firm, has become Senior Counsel to the Firm effective December 1, 2013. Mr. Easton will continue to handle legal matters in his new capacity.
Mr. Easton received his J.D. in 1977 from George Mason University and his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1966. He served seven years as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps (1966-1973), including a tour in Viet Nam as an infantry platoon commander and infantry company commander (1967-1968), and after leaving active duty continued to serve as an officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He joined the firm as a law clerk in 1974, became an associate in 1977 and a partner in 1981.
In 1990, as a Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, and the Commanding Officer of the 4th Civil Affairs Group, Mr. Easton was called up for active duty for the First Gulf War. He and his unit were involved actively in the 100-hour ground war at the end of February, 1991, and handled thousands of Iraqi prisoners. He ultimately was on active duty for seven months, serving in Kuwait and Iraq, and then returned to resume his legal practice with the Firm.
Mr. Easton has more than 36 years of experience in the areas of legal malpractice defense, architects and engineers malpractice defense, medical malpractice defense, products liability defense, personal injury defense and the defense of sexual assault and abuse cases. He was once again selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, and was also selected for inclusion in Top Attorneys in Virginia.