John W. Hazard Jr.

General Information

John Hazard's practice includes all areas of nonprofit corporate and tax law including antitrust, tax, contracts, human resource matters, mergers, compensation, and intellectual property.

Mr. Hazard has worked with and represents associations and companies of all types including publicly traded and private corporations, trade and professional groups, foundations, charities, and sports groups. Mr. Hazard has litigated numerous trademark infringement matters both in the U.S. and abroad, as well as domain name disputes and general corporate matters. He has been very successful in stopping trademark infringement for many of his clients and regularly assists in developing intellectual property policing and registration programs on a world-wide basis.

Mr. Hazard has lectured extensively in the areas of corporate governance, mergers, trademark and copyright infringement, and is the author of a treatise on copyright law, Copyright Law In Business and Practice (Thomson West), which is updated twice annually. He is the general counsel for the American Payroll Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Messenger Courier Association of the Americas, the Mulch & Soil Council, the American Music Therapy Association, United Service Association for Health Care and many other associations and for-profit companies.

Mr. Hazard has been a partner with the firm since 1988 and is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Education & Honors

J.D., Ohio Northern University, 1979 (Law Review); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1976


Professional Activities

Graduated from Ohio Northern University Law School in 1979 where he was a member of the Ohio Northern University Law Review.