Born and raised in Marion County, Kentucky, John returned home after graduating from Western Michigan University’s Law School. John concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, real estate, estate planning, family law, or any area of civil litigation. John is an energetic and compassionate Attorney who is purposeful in assisting his clients’ needs.

John prides himself on providing sound legal advice to all clients and is dedicated to obtaining the best results possible.

John is married to Ann Mason Elder and the proud father to John A. Elder, V, “Jack.”


Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky (2014)



University of Kentucky (B.A., Corporate Communications 2010)

Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (J.D., 2013)


Professional Experience:

Assistant Marion County Attorney, 2014 – Present

State of Michigan Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender Clinic



Kentucky Bar Association

Marion County Bar Association


Civic Involvement / Awards:

St. Augustine Catholic Church member/lector

Knights of Columbus

Lebanon Kiwanis Club

Marion County Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors

Leadership Lebanon (2013-2014)