John concentrates his practice in high-end civil litigation, municipal law, eminent domain and representing non-profit entities. In addition, he is a leader in the Berks County Fire Community and has represented over 50 fire companies in various legal matters throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. For the past 25 years, John has been a trial attorney handling complicated legal matters before State and Federal courts throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 jury trials and arbitration hearings.
John started his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted cases ranging from homicide to driving under the influence. He has served as a trained mediator/arbitrator for over 12 years to the Berks County Bar Association Program. He is the immediate past Chairman of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County and has served on local YMCA boards for 20 years. John is the founder and chairman of the annual YMCA St. Patty’s Marsh Madness Polar Plunge which has raised over $460,000 for youth scholarships. He has served as a solicitor to approximately 50 fire companies and assisted fire companies throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania on consolidation and merger of fire departments. He regularly speaks to elected municipal and fire officials on fire company legal matters. He is the current solicitor to several municipal authorities, a local police department and local Planning Commission. He is an active Board Member for the Berks History Center and serves on the Reading Phillies Baseballtown Charities Dream League Advisory Committee.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, John is the son of an Army Colonel who retired to the Berks County area. As an alumni of Holy Name High School, John had the privilege of speaking to the graduating seniors of Holy Name / Berks Catholic for 20 years as to careers in law and social responsibility. John and his wife of 26 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents to three daughters.
Education: Albright College (B.A.), Widener University School of Law (J.D.)
Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
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