John Clune joined the firm in 2013, continuing his practice in civil rights litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury, criminal defense, and family law. In recent years John has focused a substantial amount of his practice on representation of students and families on campus rape/Title IX matters, and adds this expertise to the firm’s existing Title IX litigation group of Baine Kerr, Kim Hult and Chris Ford.
John started his career as a criminal prosecutor in the mountains of Colorado and served as Chief Deputy District Attorney for Eagle County. After leaving the prosecutors’ office, John spent several years in a litigation based private practice representing individuals and corporations in a wide array of criminal and civil matters. In 2007, John started the Boulder law firm of Victim Justice, PC, developing a national practice representing victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes in a variety of litigation. In 2009, John co-founded the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, a pro-bono non-profit organization dedicated to the enforcement of the rights of crime victims.
John has additionally represented clients in a number of high-profile cases including the sexual assault civil matter against Kobe Bryant, the civil lawsuit against MLB player Johan Santana, and several actions against schools for Title IX violations. John’s cases have been featured on many national news outlets including 60 Minutes, the Today Show, the Wall Street Journal, ESPN, and the New York Times and is a regular speaker on navigating media coverage of high profile litigation.
John is also a frequent speaker/trainer on a number of litigation topics pertaining to the criminal and civil justice systems.
- Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, Board Chairman
- Association of Title IX Administrators, Advisory Board Member
Areas of Practice
- Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1996
- University of Iowa, BA, 1992
Bar Admissions / Clerkships
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships / Awards
- Colorado Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Boulder Bar Association
- National Crime Victim Bar Association