A 1982 graduate of Hastings College, John earned his J.D. at the University of Nebraska College of Law. He is partner at Cline Williams Wright Johnson and Oldfather, LLP in Omaha, where he represents public and private employers in labor and employment matters before federal and state courts and agencies. John is Board Chair of the Alegent Health System and represents health care providers on a variety of issues including nonprofit governance and executive compensation. He also represents print and broadcast media on First Amendment, open meetings, and public record issues.
John and his wife Laurie, a 1982 Hastings College alumna, are the parents of Mark and Grant, Hastings College students, and Samuel. His parents, James and Marjorie (Barrett) Hewitt, graduated from Hastings in 1954. His grandfather Harold served on Hastings College’s Board for several years.