John P. Coale is one of the reputed lawyer based in Washington, who has been actively fighting for the minors and the oppressed. He was one of the key mediator between federal government officials and tobacco companies for a settlement of $360 million which liberates cigarette companies from the responsibility of deaths caused due to cigarette smoking. Not afraid to take on the government when justice demands it, John fought and achieved institutional reform in Maryland's juvenile justice system by working pro bono on behalf of young offenders who had been sentenced to Maryland's controversial "boot camps." John and his colleagues gained a settlement that also included educational benefits and implemented permanent reform to the system among the others. As a result of his efforts, hundreds of under privileged youths have been getting an opportunity to obtain higher education and job skills training for free, the state has established a full time monitoring system to oversee conditions in juvenile detention facilities and ensure the just treatment of children housed there.
John P. Coale is married to famous journalist and tv anchor Greta Van Susteren. Although he started dating Greta 1997, they tied their nuptials knot in 1988, despite their decade long marriage they do not have children together. However Coale was previously married. Though there is almost zero information about his previous marriages, it is often said that bond of John and Greta’s marriage is not strong enough as it is the third marriage of John with Greta. Coale has a son from one of his previous marriages. Moreover, It has no affect the relation between Greta and Coale in any sort, ruling out any possibility of divorce.