John Deaton Bio
John Deaton is the founder and host of CryptoLaw which was launched in 2021 to provide digital asset holders with information, news, and analysis on key U.S. legal and regulatory developments.
John is the Managing Partner of the Deaton Law Firm which he founded in 2006. He worked for a national plaintiffs’ firm, specializing in asbestos litigation, product liability, toxic torts, and personal injury before establishing DLF. John also served as one of the firm’s principal trial attorneys in New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. John tried cases against national defense lawyers, litigation firms, and high-profile corporations.
He earned a reputation as an aggressive but fair trial advocate. Prior to his work as a plaintiffs’ attorney, John joined the United States Marine Corp while in law school. In 1994, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. John served as a federal prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney for seven years of active duty. He tried dozens of jury trials to verdict throughout his career. As a direct result of his efforts, John was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and was selected to the rank of Major.
John attended law school at the New England School of Law and graduated Cum Laude in 1995. At New England School of Law, John received the American Jurisprudence Award for Clinical Evidence and was selected for the law school’s National Mock Trial Team, an honor awarded to few. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Eastern Michigan University in 1989.
John Deaton Current Work
- CryptoLaw Founder and Host
- Deaton Law Firm Managing Partner
John Deaton Previous Work
- United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate General Aug 1995 - 2002
John Deaton Education
- New England Law | Boston, JD Law, 1992 - 1995
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