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John E. Kusturiss Jr.

About Me

Prior to opening his own firm in July, 2004, Mr. Kusturiss was a partner in another Law Firm where his practice was limited to litigation. Mr. Kusturiss started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery and Chester Counties. He has been practicing in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense since January, 1980. Mr. Kusturiss has tried to verdict, arbitration level cases up to and including million dollar cases. He has the distinction of obtaining the largest verdict in Susquehanna County, in the amount of $4,500,000.00. Mr. Kusturiss has tried cases in most of the Pennsylvania counties east of the Susquehanna River as well as many counties to the west.


In addition to trying cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he also is a member of the DC Bar. Mr. Kusturiss is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Kusturiss is a graduate of Villanova University where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in 1975 and he was awarded his Juris Doctorate from the Delaware Law School of Widener College in 1978.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    35 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    35 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    35 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

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    John and I worked on 2 cases outside of Chester County and he proved to be an experienced litigator and excellent strategist. Very knowledgeable, personable and persuasive. Has complete understanding of all the issues, and an accurate evaluator of the value of a case and likelihood of success. Thoroughly enjoyable collaborative effort on both matters.


    Richard Rubin Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Maureen Callahan Repetto

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working on a case with John. I continue to refer him cases in areas of law where I am unfamiliar as I know with his expertise the clients are guaranteed the best results. He meets the highest professional and ethical standards.


    Maureen Repetto Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info


DCInactive 200005/27/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJohn E Kusturiss Jr PLLC2004 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of John E Kusturiss Jr2007 - 2014
Trial Attorney/OwnerOstroff, Villari, and Kusturiss1999 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
New Jersey Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Delaware County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v IngleHe plead guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter and was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in State Prison as apposed to life that 1st Degree called for, or the 10 years for 3rd Degree which was first offered.
Freeman v City of Chester et. al.Judgement was entered in favor of the Freemans'
Payne v Cheney State UniversityCase settled prior to having to file suit.
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Publication NameTitleDate
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMaking Sense of Science V2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Villanova UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Delaware County Bar AssociationMurder, Mayhem and the Media2013
Delaware County Bar AssociationFive County Criminal Practice2009