John J. Delany III

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    Jack defends catastrophic, high-profile, high-exposure cases against some of the country’s most formidable plaintiff firms. With a focus on construction, asbestos and toxic torts, transportation, fire casualty and product liability, he has taken to conclusion more than 60 jury trials, as well as hundreds of bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. Additionally, Jack represents clients in litigation involving fire and explosion claims, sexual assaults, negligent security, and hospitality and dram shop claims. He also handles specialty, high risk claims in the areas of amusements, entertainment, recreational, sports and specialty events.  He represents many Fortune 500 companies directly and as insureds, and handles complex litigation matters at the federal and state levels and in administrative agencies and alternate dispute resolution forums. Jack also serves as national coordinating counsel for several product manufacturers.  

    Prior to joining the firm, Jack was the founding partner of the Delany Law firm and co-founded Delany & O’Brien, which operated for 24 years in Philadelphia. During his career, he also ran the Philadelphia office of a large New Jersey/New York firm and worked as assistant counsel for the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

    Jack is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), where he serves as Trial Masters Co-Chair, Technology Committee Co-Chair and Toxic Torts Co-Chair. He also enjoys serving pro bono as an adjunct professor in the Temple Law School Trial Advocacy Program, LLM and as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and is an author, editor and presenter on trial advocacy. 

    Admissions
    Pennsylvania
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
    Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    New Jersey
    U.S. District Court of New Jersey
    New York
    U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
    U.S. Supreme Court
    Education
    University of Bridgeport School of Law (J.D., 1985)
    Albright College (B.A., 1982)
    Associations & memberships
    Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
    New Jersey Bar Association
    New Jersey Defense Association
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Defense Association
    Philadelphia Bar Association
    Year joined
    2022