The following individuals know John well and can vouch for his legal expertise and professional integrity:
- Theodis Pace, Director of the Kankakee Branch of the NAACP
- Howard Saffold, Chicago Police Officer, retired; Former CEO, Positive Anti-Crime Thrust
- The Honorable Joseph G. Kazmierski, Cook County Circuit Court Judge, retired.
- Dennis Fitzpatrick, President Clausen Miller P.C.,
- Richard Bernet, Assistant General Counsel, Exelon Corporation.
- Andrew Dougherty, Attorney.
- Michelle Miladinov, Attorney, Korey Richardson, LLC
- Daniel A. Hetzel, Attorney, Baugh, Dalton, Carlson and Ryan, LLC.