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John F. Cordisco

Personal injury Attorney at Trevose, PA

5.0   29 reviews

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John F. Cordisco concentrates his practice in the representation of serious personal injury claims in both State and Federal Court. Mr. Cordisco graduated from Conwell Egan High School in Bucks County, PA then while working as a steel worker he attended Rider College where he received his B.A. in Education. At the age of 22 he was elected to the school board. Mr. Cordisco received his degree in law from Temple University and was elected to the 140th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1980 at the age of 25.
 
Mr. Cordisco established the firm, Cordisco and Bradway in his hometown of Bristol Pennsylvania serving the very community that made him the success that he is today. After  building his client base in his small firm, the group at Cordisco and Bradway joined forces with the much larger firm, Stark & Stark where he continued to represent clients in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
 

Mr. Cordisco is the Founder and Chairman of Have A Heart, a non-profit foundation benefitting special needs children, which has been responsible for building two special needs parks/playgrounds, one in Newtown and one in Doylestown.  He created a special needs camp and provides financial assistance for families whose children attend summer camps.  He has been involved with numerous philanthropic projects through his partnership with Food for the Poor, a non-profit organization based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, including the building 20 houses and providing a fresh water supply to Bord de Mer, Haiti, the construction of dormitories for a special needs orphanage in Guatemala, and the construction of school in Nicaragua which provides bathing and feeding for pre-school and early elementary school students.

 

Mr. Cordisco is a sponsor of scholarships for students at Bristol Junior/Senior High School, and has served as on the board of numerous organizations, including the Bucks County Charitable Board of Trustees, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, the Lower Bucks County Vocational Technical School, and the Bristol Borough Board of Education, where he also served as a past President.  He has served as benefactor to provide funds for expansion of the Anglo-Russian Library in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as to the Legacy of Life Foundation, which benefits the women in crisis center.  Currently, Mr. Cordisco serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Conwell Eagan Catholic High School, a committee member and sponsor of St. Ann Catholic Church’s Thanksgiving Food Drive for needy families in Bristol, PA, and a member of the Bristol Lion’s Club.

 
For over 30 years, Mr. Cordisco has litigated products liability, pharmaceutical, trucking, and construction cases. Recently, Mr. Cordisco represented one of the injured parties in the collapse of Philadelphia's Pier 34.  As a result of his knowledge and experience in personal injury matters, Mr. Cordisco was selected to serve on the Plaintiff's Liaison Committee, which led the litigation efforts on behalf of all parties injured in the Pier collapse. The court awarded $29.5 million to those injured and to the families of the deceased.
 
Mr. Cordisco was appointed by the President Judge of Philadelphia County to serve as a Judge Pro Temp to assist the courts in resolving civil litigations in the area of personal injury. He is an active member of the Bucks County Bar Association, and was recently appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, serving as a hearing committee member in Disciplinary District II. 
 
In Mr. Cordisco's spare time he likes to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He has also recently developed a love for singing in which he participates in his local church choir. 
 

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Licensed for 35 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Cordisco & Saile LLC
900 Northbrook Drive
Suite 120
Trevose, PA, 19053
Cordisco & Saile LLC
44 E Court St #100
Doylestown, PA, 18901
Cordisco & Saile LLC
403 Executive Dr #100
Langhorne, PA, 19047
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Posted by John Paul | January 9, 2020
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Extremely satisfied.
On April 1st, 2015, I wish this was a joke, I was involved in an accident where my hand got crushed and required surgery. Two weeks later a second surgery was required to amputate half of my right index finger. Through a family friend I was introduced to John Cordisco to review the facts of my particular situation. From day one, John was up front and honest with me about my case and that my expectations (due to my own terrible personal choices) should not be high. Nonetheless he took my case. Fast forward 4.5 years later my case was settled, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the results. John and his legal aid Meryl, were there for me when ever I had any questions or concerns. I highly recommend using John and Meryl and will gladly send anyone that needs a personal injury lawyer their way.
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Posted by Theresa Strati | October 27, 2019
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Celebrating my settlement!
On Octoer18,2018, I suffered an accident that almost claimed my life. I am still recovering from multiple injuries which include treatment for my leg which was stripped of its skin as I was dragged along the streets after being hit. My cousin referred John Cordisco as I have never sued anyone before this accident. John came to the hospital several times and I knew from the first meeting that this lawyer would do all in his power to get the justice I deserved. John and his paralegal Meryl Shoneman worked tirelessly to make sure that my settlement would be large ,enJoough making it worth waiting an entire year to settle. Of course the insurance company representing those responsible for payment tried to get John to settle for less, but they soon found out they were up against a lawyer that was not about to bend their way. Besides the fact that John is the best personal injury lawyer to have fight your case, he really cares and that means a lot to a client. John and Meryl always treated me with compassion and respect, many times Meryl would call me just to ask if I needed anything, she knew I lived alone. I had nurses and a cousin who does everything for me,, but Meryl would check in on me just the same. If you want a lawyer who is going to fight tirelessly for justice, John Cordisco is the .lawyer you want by your side, for a paralegal who not only is excellent in how she does her job and also will treat clients with respect and compassion, Meryl Shoneman is a woman you also want on your team because a client deals a lot with a lawyer's paralegal during the time spent on their case. I am so glad I had John Cordisco for my lawyer,. he got me a huge settlement. Theresa
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Posted by Tom | October 3, 2019
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Mr
My name is Tom and i’m a Business Rep for the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19. I hired John for the wrongful death lawsuit of my 15 yo daughter. They handled this case with the utmost sensitivity, genuine sincerity, and treated more as friend more than as a client. Which was extremely appreciated bearing the tragic situation. I highly recommend him and his team. Thanks again!
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Posted by John | August 26, 2019
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John Cordisco Review
I would first like to say that I never complete reviews of this type mostly because if someone is performing their service as I expect there is nothing unusual enough about them to take the time to complete a review. In the case of John Cordisco and Meryl (his paralegal) the service was so fantastic that I had to write a this review. I had a car accident that I resulted in a bad concussion and other significant injuries several of which required surgeries. John and Meryl were the best!! They not only helped me with my case but help me trough the whole process including doctors that could help me get back to being "me". I never felt like I was just a paycheck to them. There were many times either of them could have steered me in a direction that I guess you could say would have been better for them but they never did. They always looked at what was best for me. I strongly advise anyone who is looking for an attorney to reach out to Cordisco and Saile for at least a consult. I am sure they will exceed your expectations!!!
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Posted by Richard | May 1, 2019
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T-Boned
I was t-boned by another driver. Other insurance was calling me, and other driver was lying that it was my fault. Called Mr. Cordisco and all my problems went away and I received a cash settlement. Thank you!
Posted by CarolAnn | September 24, 2018
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Words cannot express how tremendously grateful I am to Mr. Cordisco and Meryl Shoneman, paralegal, for their sincere compassion
Words cannot express how tremendously grateful I am to Mr. Cordisco and Meryl Shoneman, paralegal, for their sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging times in my life. While coming highly-recommended to me, Mr. Cordisco and Meryl's level of expertise and professionalism surpassed even my greatest expectations. Aside from their exceptional skills and remarkable success rate, Mr. Cordisco and Meryl are genuinely committed to their clients a million percent. Regardless of the time or the importance of my matter, every phone call and email was promptly and personally returned. With each circumstance that arose, Mr. Cordisco and Meryl gave me practical legal advice and supplied the necessary information to allow me to understand and to help me navigate and make the appropriate decisions to settle my motor vehicle accident personal injury case . They guided me through the long and daunting legal process, yet never lost their patience despite my frequent inquiries. They provided a support system and served as mentors, exceeding the scope of what lawyers today are expected to do. Simply put, lawyers like Mr. Cordisco and Meryl are truly and exceptionally rare. Currently, they are handling two more personal injury cases, one for me and one for my daughter. I would never even think of having another law firm handle my additional law suits. Though it goes without saying, I would never hesitate to use or refer their superior services to anyone in the future. Words can not express my gratitude and thanks for everything they have done. Sincerely, CarolAnn
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Posted by Vince Keenan | August 28, 2018
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Professional no nonsense approach
I was retained as a Construction Manager for a client on a large construction project. The project went smoothly with the exception of one Sub Contractor who was suing me personally for work he did not complete. John Cordisco took a professional no nonsence approach to the case and ended it amicably in a matter of weeks. Very smart, professional and deciseive......
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Posted by Debbie | August 24, 2018
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Caring and Professional
We hired John for a wrongful death for our grandchildren. John and Meryl were there for us and the kids every step of the way. When we had questions they were answered right away. It took a little bit of time to settled but John and Meryl were by our side at all times. Thank you
Posted by Danielle | August 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced and professional
I was referred to this law firm after a motor vehicle accident. I am completely ecstatic I was. It took a while to get everything finalized due to the fact the person responsible wasn't easy to find after the fact. But John's team worked hard and long and finally got my case settled. I highly recommend. His team was excellent! Explained everything thoroughly and kept me updated promptly.
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Posted by Mike and Amy | June 12, 2018
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Reliable, Caring, Professional Service
We had a terrible accident stopped at a red traffic light. Our van was rear ended at a high speed and we in turn hit the car in front of us. Our 3 year old van was totaled and we both suffered musculoskeletal injuries for which we needed physical therapy. After speaking to both insurance companies we realized we needed an attorney to represent us. This is the second time we have used John Cordisco's law firm. He has years of experience and known for his integrity. Everyone was courteous and helpful. Paralegal Meryl Shoneman guided us through the entire process. She was professional and knowledgeable, but also very compassionate and put us at ease. We highly recommend John F. Cordisco to anyone needing an attorney. Thank you again John, Meryl and staff
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Posted by Demetrios | May 15, 2018
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I was hit head on by a drunk driver.
I was hit head on by a drunk driver. After speaking to both insurance companies I realized that I would need an attorney. I am so happy I went with John Cordisco. He and his team were amazing! They truly do care about every client! If was not for John and Meryl’s due diligence I would have been out thousands of dollars.
Posted by Angela | April 26, 2018
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FIVE STARS
I just want to say “Thank You” to Mr. Cordisco and his wonderful staff (Meryl Shoneman) for providing me with exceptional service and for allowing me to feel completely stress free during this time. From beginning to end Mr. Cordisco and his staff worked extremely hard to get the best outcome. I am extremely grateful for all the time and effort spent on our case. I am 100% completely satisfied and would highly recommend Cordisco & Saile.
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Posted by Carly | March 20, 2018
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Excellent Service
I just want to say “Thank You” to John and his wonderful staff for providing my husband and I exceptional service and for allowing us to feel completely stress free during our difficult time. From beginning to end John and his staff worked extremely hard to get the best outcome for our family. We are extremely grateful for all the time and effort spent on our case. We are 100% completely satisfied and would highly recommend Cordisco & Saile.
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Posted by Dean | March 6, 2018
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Professional and Caring
John F. Cordisco gets the job done! The firm has an excellent attention to detail. I was struck from behind in a bad hit and run and sustained injuries. John and his team followed up on every detail of the case. They dealt with insurance company and medical bills, so I could focus on recovery and kept me informed along the way. John is extremely knowledgeable and highly experienced in PA law. He fought hard for me to the end to get a very satisfactory outcome. Along with his team including paralegal Meryl Shoneman I was always up-to-date. I highly recommend John F. Cordisco and the firm. Thank you again for all your hard work.
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Posted by Norman | January 25, 2018
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Five Stars
Struck from behind by a motor vehicle while riding my bicycle, I was dumbfounded to learn that my personal auto policy was required to pay my E.R. bills. Fortunately, John F. Cordisco and his team have a more expansive understanding of PA’s No-Fault laws. I received expert guidance from him, and was kept up-to-date through frequent phone calls from paralegal Meryl Shoneman during my two-year recovery period. With the Cordisco Law Firm at my side every step of the way, we were able to obtain a significant settlement from the driver’s insurance carrier to compensate me for my injuries.
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Posted by Melissa | January 10, 2018
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Friendly professionals.
John and his team made me feel like more than just a client. John and Meryl kept me informed on every step, there was never a time that I felt like a bother to them. Questions, comments or concerns were met with a smile and they saw me through a long process after my accident. I pray I never need their service again but I know who I'd call if I did. Friendly, professionals is the best way to describe everyone at the office.
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Posted by Linda | March 24, 2017
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If you need a lawyer that cares call cordisco
Everyone that works in the office is very nice and cares about their clients. They keep you informed when they have something to share and they will call you just to check in on you there is no problems or if you just need to talk
Posted by Alison | October 25, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and professional
After my mother had a serious, debilitating accident, John and his team, specifically Merle Shoneman, answered every question, worked with all the medical bill collectors and negotiated a fair settlement that will allow for her medical needs for the rest of her life. It was comforting to know that Mr. Cordisco and Ms Shoneman were dealing with getting her medical bills paid, so we could focus on supporting her healing.
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Posted by Howard | May 23, 2016
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We felt that he genuinely cared about our son.
We hired John after our son was in a motorcycle accident. We were quite shaken up and he helped us navigate the situation, explaining in detail what needed to be done. He was always available when we needed him, always responded to us immediately. He seemed more like a friend than an attorney and we felt that he genuinely cared about our son. His associate, Meryl, was also very helpful with the details and paperwork.
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Response from John Cordisco June 14, 2016
Thank you for your review Howard.
Posted by Thomas | May 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very approachable, and explains every step of the case.
I am a Police Officer for the City of Philadelphia and I was involved in an automobile accident at work. My experience with John F. Cordisco has been splendid and appreciable. Whenever I have a question it's as simple as sending an email or just calling. Meryl Shoneman has been an integral part throughout my process, and always sends a quick response, and also keeps me informed if there's any updates in my case or just staying in touch. Mr. Cordisco is very approachable, and explains every step of the case, and makes sure you’re comfortable while going through the process.
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Response from John Cordisco June 14, 2016
Thomas, greatly appreciate your feedback, thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Cordisco & Saile LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cordisco Law LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Stark & Stark, A Professional Corporation
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Owner
  • Cordisco & Bradway
  • 1990 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Fairall and Salerno
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Member
  • Pennsylvania House Of Representatives
  • 1980 - 1986
  • Steelworker
  • National Can Company
  • 1974 - 1976
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Education

  • Temple University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Rider University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Injured Armored Car Crash Victim Recovers $2,470,000
  • Settlement of $2,470,000

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Women's Rights Steering Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Disciplinary Board Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bucks County Community College Authority
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Disciplinary Board Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Hearing Officer
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Bucks County Charitable Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Have a Heart Foundation
  • Founder, Chair
  • 2002 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1986
  • House Committee on Veterans Healthcare
  • Chair
  • 1981 - 1986
  • Bristol Borough School Board
  • Member & President
  • 1977 - 1980
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • LexisNexis
  • 2015
  • Man of the Year
  • Bristol Burough
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • VFW Legislative Award
  • VFW
  • 1982
  • Outstanding Service to Educaiton
  • Pennsylvania School Board
  • 1980
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Speaking Engagements

  • PSEA
  • Uninsured Motorists
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (9)
Endorse John
Litigation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for years. we have worked together many times."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without any reservation or hesitation, I endorse John. He is a, conscientious, talented and well respected advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John does a great job handling his cases and always looks out for the best interests of his clients. I endorse John."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a well respected and very intelligent attorney within our industry. I highly endorse John as an advocate for those individuals who have been injured due to the fault of another. John's reputation precedes him. He is recognized as a phenomenal attorney who will do what is necessary to get justice for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John Cordisco is an excellent advocate who cares for his clients. He is a great leader in the community and a well respected attorney."
Class action Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John based upon his experience, intelligence and dedication."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a diligent and experienced personal injury attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. His knowledge of personal injury law and his reputation as a skilled negotiator are only a few of the many talents John brings to work for his clients. He is a trusted advocate and I would recommend him unreservedly."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a an excellent advocate who has proven skills which result in great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known John for years. He's a tremendously talented lawyer: brilliant, articulate, dedicated. A Top Notch advocate!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Cordisco is a friend and a great attorney. He is a true advocate -- smart, aggressive, and strong of heart. I admire him tremendously."
Arbitration Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a neutral attorney and have served on arbitration panels with John and he has presented cases to me for resolution through the mediation process. John is an exceptional attorney - skilled, proficient and always effective."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a truly amazing lawyer. He is a passionate and tireless advocate for his clients. You want John in your corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known John personally and professionally for 30 years. He is a highly regarded Personal Injury lawyer having been responsible for numerous high value cases throughout South Eastern Pennsylvania. John is very knowledgeable and takes his responsibility to his client seriously. He makes every effort to obtain favorable results and has built an outstanding reputation as a result."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an extremely knowledgeable Personal Injury attorney. He is not only diligent in his representation of clients, but is extremely aggressive in recovering on their behalf. John is an excellent litigator. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have now come to know John for several years now. As a fellow personal injury lawyer, I trust his legal expertise and experience so much that I have partnered with him in representing several severely injured individuals. John has a community reputation of being an honest, trustworthy, and dedicated lawyer. His service to his clients is impeccable. With John on your side your case will likely be a huge success. Highly recommended!"
Litigation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. John is a superb lawyer, who has a vast amount of experience and understanding of not only highly effective trial tactics, but of the medical piece that is necessary to win big awards and/or settlements! John also excels at medical malpractice! I would refer my family and friends to John without hesitation!!"
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