John R. Nealon


Born and raised in Scranton, Jack began his career with Marshall Dennehey soon after law school graduation in August of 2001. As a member of the Casualty Department, he has taken more than 30 jury trials to verdict in nearly every courthouse in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to his practice in state court Jack is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Jack obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of Scranton in 1998 and earned his juris doctor from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 2001.

Significant Representative Matters

Obtained Summary Judgment in a Products Liability matter centering around a catotrophic roof failure at a large mall. It was alleged that the collapse caused over a million dollars in damages.

Obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial stemming from a two vehicle collision. The plaintiff's vehicle was towing a large boat; the jury determined that the cause of the accident was the plaintiff's failure to follow the appropriote regulations for side lighting on his trailer.

Obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial based on the application of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code's immunity afforded to vehicles participating in a funeral procession.

Obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial stemming from a dog bite that resulted in permanent significant scarring.

Obtained Summary Judgment in a Wrongful Death case that stemmed from a fall from a loft during the remodeling of the defendant's home.

Obtained Summary Judgment in favor of a water hauling contractor following an injury sustained by a subcontractor at a natural gas drilling site in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

Obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial wherein a pedestrian required four surgeries to his lower extremity after being struck by a truck being operated by the defendant.

Obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial stemming from injuries sustained by a child who was struck by the defendant's car.

Successfully litigated a motor vehicle accident where the pretrial demand was $75,000. The two car collision occurred in Scranton, where the plaintiff’s  vehicle was stopped at a traffic signal at a three-way intersection. The defendant’s vehicle was attempting to come to a stop behind plaintiff but the driver depressed the accelerator rather than the brake causing the defendant to rear-end the plaintiff’s vehicle pushing it 75 feet into the intersection and causing significant property damage. Liability was conceded. The matter was tried before a Lackawanna County jury on damages only. Despite evidence of permanent cognitive issues the jury returned a verdict well below both the pretrial offer and demand.


Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University (J.D., 2001)
University of Scranton (B.S., 1998)
Associations & memberships
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Year joined