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John William Aitchison

John William Aitchison

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Personal Injury

About Me

John Aitchison completed high school in three (3) years and graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with Honors before his 21st birthday.  He earned his J.D. from Temple Law School, where he competed on the nationally ranked trial team.  He has received awards for advocacy from the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the American College of Trial Lawyers.  


 


After graduating from law school, John served as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for four (4) years.  As an ADA, he prosecuted a wide variety of crimes, from misdemeanor drug arrests to DUI to capital murder cases.  He has overseen complex wiretap investigations involving narcotics and gambling, and trained law enforcement officers regarding search and seizure, wiretaps, and DUI.  Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, John's practice has focused on criminal defense, personal injury, and family law.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Personal Injury: 33%
    2 years
  2. Family: 33%
    2 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 33%
    7 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Jason G. Donoghue

    John is a highly competent and aggressive attorney who gets results for his clients. He has my full endorsement.

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    Jason Donoghue Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    John is a exceptionally smart, competent and dedicated attorney. He is particularly skilled and knowledgeable in Suppression and Evidence issues. I have recommended him to family and friends, and will continue to do so.

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    William O'Shaughnessy General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of James W. Flood, P.C.

One East Airy Street
Norristown, PA, 19401

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200908/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
TOP GUN Undercover Drug Law Enforcement Training - GraduateCommonwealth of Pennsylvania2009
National Trial Competition - Regional ChampionPennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association2008
TASA Prize for Outstanding Performance in the Field of EvidenceTemple University - Beasley School of Law2008
Andrew Gay AwardTemple University - Beasley School of Law2008
James J. Manderino Award for Trial AdvocacyPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association2008
Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in AdvocacyAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2008
Murray S. Love Memorial Award for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyPennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association2008
Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in AdvocacyAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2007
National Trial Competition - Regional ChampionPennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association2007
National Trial Competition - FinalistAmerican College of Trial Lawyers and Texas Young Lawyers Association2007
4th Annual Intern Mock Trial Competition - WinnerMontgomery County District Attorney2007
Murray S. Love Memorial Award for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyPennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association2007
Overall Best AdvocateNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2006
National Criminal Trial Competition ChampionNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices of James W. Flood, P.C.2013 - Present
AttorneySolo Law Practice2012 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyMontgomery County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2012

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Montgomery County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Temple University Alumni AssociationN/A2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Com. v. BurgosEvidence suppressed; case dismissed.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Ezine ArticlesGrandparent's Custody Rights in Pennsylvania2015
Ezine ArticlesDo I Need a Will?2015

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Electronic Surveillance and WiretapsWiretap Law2011
Annual law Enforcement TrainingDrugs and Controlled Substances2011
Semi-Annual Law Enforcement TrainingSearch and Seizure Law2010
Annual Law Enforcement TrainingWiretap Law2010