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.