John is a lifelong Mississippian from the Jackson area. In 2022, John co-founded Grant Legal Group, PA, with his wife, Brooke. He is the firm’s president.
Before starting Grant Legal Group, John was an equity-owning member of Shows Law Firm PLLC. He also spent 8 years in public service as an attorney for the Mississippi Court of Appeals. As the Court of Appeals’ opinions editor, John worked on over 2,500 published opinions in various areas of the law—both civil and criminal.
In private practice, John has successfully argued multiple appeals before the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Additionally, John’s practice includes a range of family-law and wills-and-estates matters. He is an advisor to Catholic Charities Adoption Agency and finalizes the agency’s adoptions in Mississippi.
John and Brooke live in Ridgeland with their two children, Jack and Will. They are active members of Parkway Hills United Methodist Church.
University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude
Mississippi State University, B.A., 2006, summa cum laude
Jackson Preparatory School, 2002 Graduate
Mississippi State and Federal Courts (2009–present)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2019–present)
Professional Associations and Membership
Appellate Practice Section of the Mississippi Bar (2015–present)
Rankin County Bar Association (2018–present)
Madison County Bar Association
Wills and Estates
Co-Founder, Grant Legal Group, PA
Equity Owning Member, Shows Law Firm PLLC (2020–2022)
Associate Attorney, Shows Law Firm PLLC (2018–2020)
Editor of Opinions, Mississippi Court of Appeals (2012-2018)
Law Clerk, MS Court of Appeals Judge James D. Maxwell, II (2009–2012)
Clerk for National Association of Attorneys General, Washington, DC (2008)
Extern for United States Attorney, Northern District of Mississippi (2009)
Intern for Chief Justice James W. Smith, Jr., Mississippi Supreme Court (2008)
Intern for Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee, Mississippi Court of Appeals (2007)
Parkway Hills United Methodist Church, Finance Committee
Advisor to Catholic Charities Adoption Agency
Approved Attorney by Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services to Perform Foster-Care Adoptions
Page v. Graves, 283 So. 3d 269 (Miss. Ct. App. 2019)
White v. Whitehead, 300 So. 3d 1078 (Miss. Ct. App. 2020)
Jennings v. State, 311 So. 3d 712 (Miss. Ct. App. 2021)
Roley v. Roley, 329 So. 3d 473 (Miss. Ct. App. 2021)
Ellis v. Ellis, 334 So. 3d 1148 (Miss. 2022)
John may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (601) 827-3031.