John G. Dean

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John G. Dean

John G. Dean

SCRANTON / WILKES-BARRE
(570) 346-7569

jgd@elliottgreenleaf.com


John “Jack” G. Dean, managing shareholder of the Firm’s 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 municipal actions. He also serves as solicitor to the Mahanoy Area School District, the Crestwood School District, the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Wilkes-Barre, the Borough of Nuangola, the Pittston Township Planning Commission, Rice Township, the Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center, the Borough of Penn Lake Park 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.

Mr. Dean’s professional experience includes successfully defending both local governmental agencies and individual governmental officials in claims involving alleged violations of the First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments and successfully defending a case in which an international corporation was allegedly the subject of the multi-million dollar fraudulent bid-rigging scheme. Mr. Dean also has significant experience in labor law serving as chief labor negotiator for multiple entitles in the public and private sectors. Mr. Dean’s labor experience includes successfully practicing before the National and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Boards.

He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami in 1983 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Temple University’s School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and the St. Thomas More Society. He was recently re-elected to a four (4) year term as Democratic Committeeman for Fairview Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and served as a member of the Luzerne County Democratic Executive Committee and as Treasurer of the Luzerne County Democratic Party. Mr. Dean also currently serves on the Fairview Township Planning Commission.

A member of the Bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, he is also a member of the Civil Court Rules and Fines and Forfeitures Committees of the Luzerne County Law Library Association.

This attorney in the news:

2015 Superlawyers: Elliott Greenleaf Lawyers Voted Largest Per Capita Recognition of Any Commercial Law Firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region - May 2015

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF DEFEATS CIVIL RIGHTS CLASS ACTION AGAINST LUZERNE COUNTY - October 2014

Elliott Greenleaf Protects Wife From Late Husband’s Last Minute Change of Beneficiary After Breach of Marital Settlement Agreement - June 2014

THIRTY-FIVE (35) FIRM LAWYERS HONORED WITH EIGHT FIRM ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA OR TOP 50 WOMEN ATTORNEYS - May 2014

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Commonwealth Court Appeal - October 2013

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Dismissal of Former Chief Public Defender’s Constitutional Claims Against Luzerne County - October 2013

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS DISMISSAL OF CLASS ACTION DEBT COLLECTION CASE - August 2013

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF RECEIVED STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING FIVE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA OR TOP 50 WOMEN ATTORNEYS - May 2013

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS PLAINTIFF’S VERDICT IN WRONGFUL TERMINATION CASE - February 2013

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS JUDGMENT FOR LUZERNE COUNTY AND OFFICIALS - February 2013

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DISMISSING CLAIM OF JOINT-EMPLOYER LIABILITY IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIM - December 2012

SUPERIOR COURT AFFIRMS ELLIOTT GREENLEAF’S VICTORY IN ORPHANS’ CO - October 2012

SUPERIOR COURT AFFIRMS ELLIOTT GREENLEAF’S VICTORY IN ORPHANS’ COURT - May 2012

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF HAS 30 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING SEVEN ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA AND TOP 50 WOMEN - May 2012

Firm wins dismissal of Section 1983 action filed against a guardian ad litem - May 2012

Firm wins Third Circuit Appeal under ADA and due process requirements for government employees - December 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS FINAL FEDERAL COURT VICTORIES IN THE LUZERNE COUNTY COURT CORRUPTION CASES - November 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF AGAIN SECURES DISMISSAL OF LUZERNE COUNTY AND COUNTY OFFICIALS IN JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER LITIGATION - September 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DEFEATING FIRST AMENDMENT RETALIATION AND AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS - September 2011

COMMONWEALTH COURT AFFIRMS ELLIOTT GREENLEAF’S DEFENSE OF LUZERNE COUNTY AGAINST CONSTITUTIONAL ATTACK UPON COUNTY’S HOME RULE CHARTER - July 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF HAS 32 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS - June 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS FEDERAL COURT VICTORIES FOR LUZERNE COUNTY IN THE COURT CORRUPTION PROBE - May 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF DEFEATS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACTION TO OBTAIN COVERAGE UNDER A BUSINESS LIABILITY INUSRANCE POLICY - April 2011

FIRM WINS DISMISSAL OF OPPORTUNISTIC ATM CLAIMS AGAINST BANK UNDER EFTA - April 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN DUE PROCESS CASE - March 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS DISMISSAL OF FEDERAL CLAIMS AGAINST CITY REGARDING PENNSYLVANIA’S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT - March 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN A DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION CASE IN FEDERAL COUR - March 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS LUZERNE COUNTY AGAINST PROTHONOTARY’S CONSTITUTIONAL ATTACK UPON COUNTY’S HOME RULE CHARTER - March 2011

COMMONWEALTH COURT GRANTS FIRM’S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT IN WIRETAP CASE - November 2010

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS FEDERAL COURT VICTORY FOR LUZERNE COUNTY AND ITS INSURERS IN THE LUZERNE COUNTY COURT CORRUPTION PROBE CLASS ACTION AND INDIVIDUAL CONSOLIDATED CASES - July 2010

FIRM HAS 25 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING TOP 100 LAWYER HONORS FOR JOHN M. ELLIOTT, CHARLES J. MEYER AND DEAN R. PHILLIPS - June 2010

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Federal Court Victory For Luzerne County And Its Insurers In The Luzerne County Court Corruption Probe Class Action And Individual Consolidated Cases - November 2009

JOHN M. ELLIOTT HONORED AS TOP 100 LAWYER IN PENNSYLVANIA AND PHILADELPHIA, AND ELLIOTT GREENLEAF LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR - June 2009

FIRM WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FIRST AMENDMENT AND DUE PROCESS CLAIMS - May 2009

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF IS SELECTED CREDITORS COMMITTEE DELAWARE COUNSEL IN HPG INTERNATIONAL INC. BANKRUPTCY - February 2009

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Dismissal of Test Case Under Pennsylvania’s Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act - December 2008

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS JUDGMENT DISMISSING PRISON GUARD’S FIRST AMENDMENT AND AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT CLAIM - October 2008

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Appeal on Employment Dispute - August 2008

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Summary Judgment For Borough And Its Officials In Wrongful Terminatino Case - August 2008

JOHN M. ELLIOTT, STEWART J. GREENLEAF AND MARK J. SCHWEMLER HONORED AS TOP 100 LAWYERS, AND ELLIOTT GREENLEAF LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR - June 2008

FIVE ELLIOTT GREENLEAF SHAREHOLDERS ARE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS BUSINESS LITIGATOR SuperLawyers IN CORPORATE COUNSEL PUBLICATION - March 2008

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS DISMISSAL OF RICO LAWSUIT - February 2008

Elliott Greenleaf SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS CITY AGAINST “STIGMA-PLUS” DUE PROCESS CLAIM IN FEDERAL COURT - November 2007

Elliott Greenleaf WINS ANOTHER APPELLATE VICTORY - August 2007

Elliott Greenleaf WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR BOROUGH AND ITS POLICE CHIEF - August 2007

Elliott Greenleaf WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT COMPELLING SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OF A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION - July 2007

JOHN M. ELLIOTT HONORED AS TOP 100 LAWYER IN PENNSYLVANIA AND PHILADELPHIA, AND Elliott Greenleaf LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR - May 2007

Elliott Greenleaf WINS DISMISSAL OF DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING CLAIM - January 2007

Elliott Greenleaf WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR CITY OF WILKES-BARRE, ITS MAYOR AND FIRE CHIEF - December 2006

Elliott Greenleaf WINS DISMISSAL OF CLAIMS AGAINST BOROUGH OFFICIALS - December 2006

Elliott Greenleaf WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON WAGE PAYMENT AND COLLECTION LAW CLAIM - July 2006

Elliott Greenleaf “SUPERLAWYERS” FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR - June 2006

Elliott Greenleaf WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR LUZERNE COUNTY - April 2006

Elliott Greenleaf HAS SEVENTEEN “SUPERLAWYERS” IN A STATEWIDE POLL OF PENNSYLVANIA JUDGES AND LAWYERS - June 2005

Elliott Greenleaf WINS DISMISSAL OF FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CLAIM AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS - March 2005

Elliott Greenleaf OBTAINS INJUNCTION ENDING TEACHERS’ WORK STOPPAGE - November 2004

Elliott Greenleaf Elects John G. Dean as its Senior Shareholder in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Brings Additional Litigation Experience to the Region - August 2004