John P. Mueller


    John is a member of the Professional Liability Department where he focuses his practice on employment law including counseling employers in preventing and defending against whistleblower claims, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, as well as advising employers on individual and group termination decisions, leaves of absence, accommodating disabilities, workplace privacy, and employment agreements. Additionally, John provides guidance to employers regarding trade secret and restrictive covenant issues and litigates related claims in Federal and State courts.

    John most recently was a name partner in a regional law firm focused on employment and commercial litigation matters. Since 2004, John has represented and advised corporations as outside counsel at the nation's top law firms and served as General Counsel at a mid-sized manufacturing company based in Southern New Jersey.  As a litigator, he has tried more than ten cases to verdict over his career.

    John brings a deep understanding and sensitivity to the daily challenges and cost considerations companies face. Accordingly, in his role as advisor and advocate, he functions as a virtual extension of clients’ in-house legal and human resources teams, working in integrated partnership with them to protect the company's best interests and bottom line.

    John is a proud graduate of Milton Hershey School (MHS), a private philanthropic boarding school in Hershey, Pennsylvania, established in 1909 for financially impoverished children. After eight years at MHS, he attended the University of Pennsylvania on a Navy ROTC scholarship and walked-on the NCAA Division I Crew Team, making the Varsity boat. After graduation, John served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain after five years of service, including deployments to Japan and the Middle East.

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    “What Employers Need to Know About the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, April 2021

    New Jersey
    U.S. District Court of New Jersey
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
    New York
    Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ (J.D., with honors, 2004)
    University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1996)
    Associations & memberships
    PennPAC Volunteer Consultant (2021-present)
    National Marine Corps Business Network (2019-present)
    University of Pennsylvania Secondary School Committee (2006-present)
    Milton Hershey School Alumni Association (Lifetime member)
    Year joined
    Pro Bono

    Civil Pro Bono Panel for the District of New Jersey

    Community Service

    Program Director, Cherry Hill Girls Travel Basketball League (2017-present)

    Soccer Coach, Cherry Hill Travel Soccer Club (2015-2024)