Jack A. Bennardo, Jr.

Associate

As an associate in the Health Care Department, Jack focuses his practice primarily on the defense of complex claims in the area of medical malpractice. His clients include hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.

A second-generation attorney with roots in Pennsylvania and New York, Jack received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Fordham University in 2005.  Following his graduation from college, Jack worked on a variety of transactional matters (primarily commercial and residential real estate) as a legal assistant in his father's law firm in Merrick, New York. He then went on to receive his J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 2011. In law school, Jack served as a staff writer and an associate editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, as a tutor for first year students in property, and as a research assistant to Professor Joy Sabino Mullane.

Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Jack spent three years working as an associate attorney with a Philadelphia-based civil defense firm where he defended clients in medical malpractice and general liability matters. Prior to that, Jack worked for several years in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as a judicial fellow to the Honorable Lisa M. Rau, as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paula A. Patrick, and as a mass tort law clerk at the Complex Litigation Center under the Honorable Arnold L. New. 

Published Works

“Deciphering the Scope of the Qualified Immunity Provision of the Mental Health Procedures Act After Dean v. Bowling Green-Brandywine,” Defense Digest, Vol. 26, No. 3, September 2020

Admissions
Pennsylvania
2012
New York
2013
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2017
Education
Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
Fordham University (B.A., 2005)
Year joined
2020