Our Attorneys


john elliottJohn M. Elliott is the firm’s Chairman and senior shareholder. He has over forty-five years of trial and appellate experience in complex commercial litigations, including constitutional issues affecting business, healthcare, civil rights, antitrust, corporate, banking and insurance, professional liability, mass tort actions, employment, and class actions. Various publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, The Legal Intelligencer and Counselor Magazine have recognized him as one of Pennsylvania ‘s leading trial lawyers. read moreempty

Thomas J. Elliott, a senior shareholder, has over thirty-five years of trial experience, and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee. Mr. Elliott’s commercial practice takes him into boardrooms and courtrooms, federal and state, trial and appellate, in major matters including employment discrimination, preventing theft of trade secrets and enforcement of non-competition agreements. He has also been trial counsel in a variety of toxic tort, product liability and environmental matters. read moreempty

4f3Stewart J. Greenleaf, senior counsel, has represented the 12th Senatorial District in the Pennsylvania Senate since 1978. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1977 to 1978, serving on the House Labor Relations and Judiciary Committees as well as the Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections. read moreempty

Henry F. Siedzikowski,Henry F. Siedzikowski, a senior shareholder, has over thirty years of trial and appellate experience in complex commercial litigations in federal and state courts, as well as Federal Bankruptcy Court and Federal and State Agencies. read moreempty


The Honorable Bruce W. KauffmanThe Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman is a Senior Shareholder and Co-Chairman of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Judge Kauffman has over 50 years of frontline trial and appellate experience in a wide variety of complex commercial and corporate matters in State and Federal Courts in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. read moreempty

John G. DeanJohn “Jack” G. Dean, managing shareholder of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre offices, concentrates his practice in commercial litigation in federal and state courts, as well as civil rights, construction, trade secrets, product liability and medical malpractice actions. He also serves as solicitor to the Crestwood School District, the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Wilkes-Barre, Rice Township and the Jenkins Township American Legion Association. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dean worked as an engineering supervisor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources. read moreempty

Rafael X. Zahralddin-AravenaRafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena is the chair of the firm’s Commercial National Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group from the Wilmington, Delaware office. The firm’s Wilmington office concentrates its practice representing the interests of local, regional, national and multi-national businesses. Mr. Zahralddin is a business lawyer who concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, entity formation, and international and comparative law. read moreempty