John focuses his practice on litigation, representing individuals and organizations at both the Federal and State level in civil, criminal, and business matters.
John takes pride in zealously advocating for his clients' rights in criminal matters. He has secured numerous acquittals in jury and non-jury trials, from summary level offenses to first degree felonies. He has obtained favorable resolutions by aggressively testing the government's case at every stage of criminal proceedings, by challenging improperly obtained evidence, asserting his client's rights or demanding the government meet its evidentiary burdens. John understands the anxiety and uncertainty that accompanies criminal charges and takes the time to explain the process to his clients in a clear, understandable manner.
John also advocates on behalf of clients in discrimination and harassment cases with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as in Federal and State Courts. He has experience in cases involving 1983 Civil Rights actions based on governmental deprivation of constitutional rights; Title VII actions for discrimination based on sex, race, color national origin or religion; Age Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); EEOC; Title IX actions based on gender discrimination/sexual harassment in an educational setting; Wage and Hour actions; Wrongful Termination; drafting of severance agreements; and other related issues. Upholding his clients' rights in the face of unlawful employer or government overreach is of tantamount importance.
He has assisted many educators and other working professionals with licensing and other related regulatory issues. He understands how to effectively and aggressively advocate for his clients in and out of the courtroom, and how an adverse decision by a government agency can stifle a professional's career. His experience in interacting with Federal, State and local agencies, helps to put clients at ease when navigating the unique and complex issues associated with agency actions.
In addition to John's strong litigation practice, he also represents clients in the appellate process. John has written and argued several appeals fighting for his clients' rights in administrative, civil, and criminal matters.