John F. Deasy


    John practices in the firm's Casualty Department. He concentrates his practice in the area of general liability including premises liability, product liability, construction accident and defects, fire and explosions, amusements, sports and entertainment liability, liquor liability, auto, and trucking and transportation litigation. Additionally, John has experience in cases involving elevators, escalators, moving walkways, electronic doorways, cranes and lifts.

    An active trial attorney since 1992, he has represented property owners and managers of large shopping malls, sports and entertainment centers, amusement parks, stadiums, arenas, office buildings, residential complexes, hotels, bars and restaurants.  

    John has represented project owners, contractors, trucking companies, bus companies, highway contractors and parking garage owners and operators along with product manufacturers, distributors and retailers including department stores. He has also represented many small business owners such as barber shops, auto repairs shops and sub-contractors. 

    John has practiced and tried cases in many of the state courts in western Pennsylvania and federal court. John received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. In 1991, he received his juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

    Published Works

    “Pennsylvania’s Relaxed Standard for Proving Intoxication in Civil Cases,” Defense Digest, December 2018, Vol. 24, No. 4

    Classes/ Seminar Taught

    Defending Roller Skating Claims, Roller Skating Association (RSA) Chapter Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 24, ,2022

    U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
    U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1991)
    University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1987)
    Honors & awards
    Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
    Associations & memberships
    Allegheny County Bar Association
    Year joined