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 29 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 began his legal career as an assistant district attorney with the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted felony cases including homicide. He has served as a trained mediator/arbitrator for over 17 years through the Berks County Bar Association ADR Program. John is a court appointed civil discovery master in Berks County where he routinely handles civil discovery issues as appointed by the Court. He is the immediate past corporate board chairman of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County and has served on local YMCA boards for 22 years. John is the Founder and has Chaired for 15 years, the YMCA St. Patty’s Marsh Madness Polar Bear Plunge which has raised over $625,000 for youth scholarships. For over 25 years, he has served as 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 various fire company legal matters. He is the current solicitor to several municipal authorities, a local police department and local planning commission. He has successfully argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He formerly served as a Board Member for the Berks History Center and the Reading Phillies Baseball Town 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 30 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents to three daughters.