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John Morelli

Car accident Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 41 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 42 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1981
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business

    42 years

  2. Car accident

    42 years

  3. Motorcycle accident

    42 years

  4. Personal injury
    John Morelli has tried over 100 jury trials involving serious personal injury matters for Plaintiffs. He also has represented public entities in the defense of personal injury claims and has tried cases in both state and federal courts for public entities.

    42 years

  5. Animal and dog bites

  6. Slip and fall accident

    42 years

  7. Trucking accident

    42 years

  8. Spinal cord injury

Mr. Morelli concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, commercial transactions and real estate transactions. He is an experienced trial attorney who has been actively appearing before juries since he was admitted to the bar in 1981. The Supreme Court has Certified Mr. Morelli as a Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction that less than 2% of attorneys achieve.

Mr. Morelli is a 1981 graduate of Rutgers University Law School. He holds a B.A. degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. While an undergraduate, Mr. Morelli was a member of the Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society. He graduated cum laude, with honors in his major in 1978.

He is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California as well as the United States District Courts for New Jersey, the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the Southern District of California, the United States Claims Court and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Camden County Bar Association the California Bar Association and the New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Morelli served as the Municipal Court Judge for the Waterford and Voorhees Townships. He is currently the Judge for the Borough of Stratford. Mr. Morelli serves as a member of the Municipal Court Practice Committees for the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association. He has authored an article on The History of the Municipal Courts which appeared in New Jersey Lawyer magazine. Mr. Morelli has also been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District IV Ethics Committee and the Municipal Court Practice recently completed his duties as Vice Chair, then as Chair of the District IV Ethics Committee.

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John Morelli
10 Melrose Avenue
Suite 340A
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003


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Posted by summerday03 | February 27, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Guy
John was extremely helpful. Took the time to listen to all ofy concerns and by chance was able to refer me someone who had more experience in what I needed! Would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Candida | September 9, 2013
One of a kind attorney:John Morelli
John Morelli is an amazing,honest,hard working,and caring attorney. He always keeps you informed on whats going on with your case,through himself or through his wonderful and professional staff.I have known John since 1997 ,when I first hired him for my my motor vehicle accident. He has always been patient,caring,concerned and always had my best interest at heart. He,now,is working on a slip and fall case case that occurred in Dec. 2010. John is not just an attorney to me,he is a very dear friend. I love him and his whole staff,for taking the time to care about me!!
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Posted by Debra | October 31, 2011
I am one very happy client.
I would just like to say John Morelli is a wonderful person. He took my case when no one else wanted to help me. I won the case because of John. I have already recommended him to a friend. Thank you again John.
Posted by Michael Bowen | March 4, 2010
Excellent Attorney for Businesses
Excellent communication skills; Returns every call promptly; I have always been satisfied with the results
Posted by Jim Booth | January 31, 2010
Honest, hardworking and the most knowledgeable lawyer I ever had
I have used Mr. Morelli as an attorney for several years now, as I know whenever I have a legal matter that this is the man to turn to. He has helped me when I got into a car accident in Sep 08' and again when I sold my business earlier this year. Both instances were very positive, as when you actually talk to Mr. Morelli you see that his knowledge and understanding of the law is enormously vast. Most importantly he treats his clients with the utmost respect and humanity, something that is rare to find these days and for I give him an A+
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Posted by Rob | January 27, 2010
High Ethics Brilliant Mind
I found Mr. Morelli to be highly ethical, very knowledgeable and extremely responsive. He genuinely cares.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Woodlynne Borough Municipal Court Judge
  • 2010 - Present
  • Borough of Stratford Municipal Court Judge
  • 2006 - Present
  • The Law Offices of John Morelli
  • 1989 - Present
  • Waterford Township Municipal Court Judge
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Township of Voorhees Municipal Court Judge
  • 1987 - 2003
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  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Le Moyne College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Kaur v. Assured Lending
  • Settlement approved on appeal
  • State v. Mahoney
  • Conviction reversed
  • Day v. City of Trenton
  • Summary Judgment granted
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  • State Bar of California
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • 1983 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • 1981 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • 1981 - Present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Municipal Court Committee
  • 2006 - 2009
  • District IV Ethics Committee
  • Chair
  • 2002 - 2005
  • District IV Ethics Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Recognition for Internship Service
  • Rowan University Phi Sigma Chi
  • 2011
  • Certified Attorney- Recertified 2011
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2011
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Legal Services Award
  • NJ Supreme Court (Chief Justice Wilentz Commendation)
  • 1983
  • Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society
  • Pi Gamma Mu
  • 1977
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  • The Barrister
  • Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer- Part II
  • 2009
  • The Barrister
  • Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer
  • 2009
  • New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
  • A History of the Municipal Courts
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Gloucester County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Driving on the Revoked List and other Updates in Municipal Court Practice
  • 2016
  • NJ Institute for Legal Education
  • Trial Practice: Abraham Lincoln and the Use of Humor and Anecdotes
  • 2016
  • Municpal Court 102
  • Muncipal Court
  • 2012
  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • Ethics- What Did Lincoln Do
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Municipal Court 102
  • 2011
  • Gloucester County Education Foundation
  • Protecting Your Practice if You Die or Become Disabled
  • 2010
  • Gloucester County Legal Education Association
  • Legal Ethics: What would Lincoln Do?
  • 2010
  • Gloucester County Education Foundation
  • Ethics for Trial Attorneys
  • 2009
  • Whole Health Chiropractic Network
  • Chiropractic and the Law
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (16)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"John Morelli is one of the finest personal injury attorneys in South Jersey, and anyone who has been injured in an accident would be lucky to have him as his or her attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Morelli is an outstanding attorney. I have been referring clients to him for nearly 15 years. When I needed an attorney John was my first pick. John' knowledge of the law and his skills in the courtroom allow him to achieve extraordinary results. I wholeheatredly endorse John Morelli"
Car accident Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend him as a lawyer of integrity and action."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Morelli is a talented attorney with a wealth of knowledge and experience in personal injury cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for longer than either one of us wants to admit and recommend him as a skilled and diligent attorney."
Business Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is the Municipal Court Judge in Stratford Borough and I served as his Prosecutor there for several years. John's demeanor on the bench is sensitive and understanding. His judgment in all matters is excellent. Those skills that he shows on the bench extend to his private practice as a lawyer. His insight into client matters serve them well in all of his areas of practice. Those with legal issues cannot find a better attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known john for 30+ years and can endorse him without reervation. he has a keen intellect and the highest ethical standards.john chaired our bar association ethics committee for years and served with distinction on many other important projects.I have litigated a number of cases alongside john,who possesses that rare combination of a gentle touch with clients but a fierce aggression with adversaries."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work.John is an outstanding lawyer who is deeply comitted to the causes of his clients.John is a tenacious fighter determined to maximize the value of each client's claims.I have witnessed his legal capacities and work ethic first hand on a number of cases when I was priviliged to work with him as co counsel.Many lawyers talk a good game,but John is the real deal.An expert advocate not afraid to get into the trenches with his client and fight like hell on their behalf."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John Morelli is an honorable person. I cannot think of a higher accolade."
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