Overview

A seasoned litigator and trial lawyer, John has established an impressive track record of results in a variety of high-stakes litigation matters. From class actions and appeals to financial services litigation, he has successfully resolved some of his clients’ most challenging legal issues in state and federal courts across the country.

John has successfully defended clients across multiple industries including chemicals, manufacturing, life sciences and financial services. His work includes defending against predatory lending claims, arguing international patent license disputes, litigating consumer class actions and trying complex commercial matters.

John also has considerable appellate experience, successfully representing clients in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits and in the Maryland Court of Appeals. He is also very active in the community and recently served as the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

As a reflection of his strong standing in the legal community, John was one of only eight Pittsburgh attorneys to be recognized by Chambers USA® in the area of commercial litigation. He also received an AV Preeminent rating as result of a peer review conducted by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Education

  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996)
  • Pennsylvania State University  (B.S., 1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Honors & Awards

Community

  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Board of Directors, Chair, 2018-present
  • Western Pennsylvania Division of the March of Dimes, Board of Trustees, Chair, 2005-2011
  • Pennsylvania State Chapter of the March of Dimes, Board of Trustees, Chair, 2008-2011
  • Republican National Convention, Delegate, 2008
  • Lawyers in the Classroom and Neighborhood Legal Services, Volunteer