John R. Armstrong is a founding partner of Horwitz + Armstrong, A Professional Law Corporation of California, a full-service general business firm handling all aspects of litigation and business strategy and advice. Mr. Armstrong and his Partner, Lawrence Horwitz, each have over 12 years’ experience in the business cannabis space, and have represented cannabis professionals in all aspects of business, from business formation, license and estate acquisitions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and alternative financing, contracts, and dispute resolution, and serves as general counsel for and on the boards of both private publicly traded companies in the cannabis and hemp space, such as Nuggle, GrowLife, Inc., Vape Holdings, Inc., C4Eversystems, Inc., Jayden’s Journey, and MJIC, Inc.,
providing assistance with regulatory, compliance, and litigation matters.
Mr. Armstrong was graduated cum laude from Creighton University School of Law in 1996 where he was the Lead Articles Editor for the Creighton Law Review and a member of the environmental moot court team. He earned undergraduate degrees in English and Political Science from California State University Fullerton in 1993, where he was a decorated member of the speech and debate team. Mr. Armstrong has been admitted to the California State Bar since 1996, and is admitted to the North, Eastern, Central, and Southern District Courts for California, the U.S. District of Colorado, the U.S. Second and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and to the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Armstrong is also member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, limited to lead trial counsel who have successfully tried a case resulting in a jury verdict of $1,000,000 or more that has been affirmed on appeal. Mr. Armstrong was also a
contributing editor to the Ninth Edition of Black’s Law Dictionary, and has been a member of the California State Bar’s Sub- Committee on the official California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI).