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John G. Dillard 
Washington, District of Columbia,
Associate Attorney
phone 202-518-6349
fax 202-234-3550
email jdillard@ofwlaw.com

Mr. Dillard concentrates his practice on litigation, with an emphasis on agriculture, environmental, food and government contract-related matters.  He has represented clients in complex matters involving Clean Water Act disputes, livestock odor nuisance tort actions, food labeling, GIPSA enforcement, APHIS impoundments, biotech seed patenting, Native American agriculture and government contract regulations.  Mr. Dillard also advises clients in the food and agricultural industries regarding the impacts of litigation, government regulations and legislation on their businesses.  In addition, he also advises agricultural trade associations on compliance with state and federal antitrust laws.

Mr. Dillard, who grew up on a beef cattle farm in Amelia, Virginia, adds value to OFW Law clients by drawing upon his extensive background in agriculture.  He received bachelor’s of science degrees in Animal and Poultry Sciences and Agricultural and Applied Economics from Virginia Tech.  He also earned a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.

Prior to entering the legal field, Mr. Dillard worked for a consulting firm that advised agribusiness clients (seed, renewable fuels, cooperatives, equipment) in marketing and strategic development.  Additionally, Mr. Dillard was an economist for USDA’s Economic Research Service, where his work focused on preparing farm income reports and reports examining the financial health of the agricultural sector.

Mr. Dillard writes and speaks extensively on legal issues affecting agriculture.  His blog, Ag in the Courtroom, is featured on AgWeb.com.  Mr. Dillard also writes a column for Farm Journal, Legal Ease.  In addition to his writing, Mr. Dillard has appeared on national TV and radio agricultural programs to discuss legal issues that affect agriculture.

 

Areas of Practice:
Agriculture Law
Environmental Law
Food and Drug Law
Bar Admissions:
Virginia
District of Columbia
Education:
University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
Juris Doctor
Honors: Cum Laude


Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Master of Science
Major:  Agricultural Economics


Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
B.S., Bachelor of Science
Major:  Animal and Poultry Sciences, Agricultural and Applied Economics