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John represents a broad array of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to smaller closely held businesses, facing diverse environmental issues. John is co-practice leader of the firm's New Jersey practice, is a partner in the firm’s environmental litigation group, and is also regularly called upon by clients to handle site remediation matters and complex negotiations with government entities and private parties. John’s work on contaminated sediment sites and related litigation include his election to a small steering committee overseeing litigation for a large group of corporate defendants in a high profile sediment case. John has represented clients in the railroad, telecommunications, chemical, waste, retail, heavy industrial, construction, municipal, financial and other sectors in environmental matters including the defense of natural resource damages claims, contaminated sediment sites, the defense and prosecution of private and government initiated environmental cost recovery claims, citizen suits, the defense of government penalty actions, permit challenges, administrative appeals, site remediation matters, as well as on-scene emergency responses and government inspections. John also received formal mediator and arbitrator training through the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR).

Locations

  • Three Bala Plaza East, Suite 700
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
  • Cherry Tree Corporate Center, Suite 145-A
    535 Route 38
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Education

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, General Course Diploma
  • New York University , J.D.
  • Haverford College, BA, graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey, New Jersey

Affiliations

  • Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey - Environment Committee Chair, 2022; Co-Chair, 2019-2021
  • New Jersey Bar Association - Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association - Member
  • The Justice Stewart G. Pollock New Jersey Environmental American Inn of Court. - Master
  • American Bar Association, SEER - Special Committee on SEER Policy Positions - Chair, 2021-2023
  • Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of Court - Master

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Environmental

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Environmental, Philadelphia (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Environmental

Special Focus

  • Litigation

Awards:

  • 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Environmental & Energy Lawyers. Lawdragon’s editorial team selected the 500 honorees listed through submissions, journalistic research, and editorial vetting by a board of peers.
  • Best Lawyers® 2022 Environmental Litigation “Lawyer of the Year”
  • The Best Lawyers in America listing, (environmental litigation), since 2013
  • Chambers USA -America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Tier I listing (environmental law), 2013-2018
  • Consolidated Rail Corporation, Award of Excellence, 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing (environmental litigation), since 2012

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New NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Rules Finalized


New NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Rules Finalized

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NJ Legislature Fails to Pass Legislation Insulating Local Public Entities from Spill Act Claims, but the Efforts May Continue in 2016


NJ Legislature Fails to Pass Legislation Insulating Local Public Entities from Spill Act Claims, but the Efforts May Continue in 2016

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GAO Expected to Issue Report on EPA Handling of "Mega" Superfund Sites Later this Year


GAO Expected to Issue Report on EPA Handling of "Mega" Superfund Sites Later this Year

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