John M. Elliott

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John M. Elliott

BLUE BELL
(215) 977-1004

jme@elliottgreenleaf.com

John M. Elliott, the firm’s Chairman and senior shareholder, 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. A statewide poll of judges and lawyers repeatedly ranked him as one of Pennsylvania ‘s top 100 lawyers. The Legal Intelligencer described him as a “legal titan” and one of the “region’s most powerful litigators whose courtroom styles are legendary”.

A native of Pennsylvania’s anthracite region, Mr. Elliott’s public service includes as a Commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority representing Auditor General Robert P. Casey of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1975. He was chosen by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve as Chairman in 1985-1986, the Vice Chairman in 1984 and a Member from 1980 through 1986 of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, supervising the ethics of Pennsylvania’s attorneys. In 1989 and 1991, he was appointed by the Secretary of State of the United States of America to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Conference on the Human Dimension (Paris) and Conference on Democratic Institutions (Oslo). He was awarded an LL.D by St. Vincent College in 1985. In 1995, Cardinal Cahal B. Daly of Ireland dedicated the Salamanca Archives at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland, in Mr. Elliott’s honor, and in 2001 Cardinal Desmond Connell of Dublin conferred upon him the Gold Medal of St. Patrick.

Mr. Elliott has also served as a member of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and as a member of the Environmental Quality Board of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . He was the Chairman of the Philadelphia Bar Association Environmental Quality Committee and served as the Chairman of the Urban Committee, Citizens Advisory Council, Department of Environmental Resources, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . He was a member of: the Philadelphia Coal Rail Task Force, of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science Advisory Committee, and was a Presidential Appointee of the White House Coal Advisory Commission. Mr. Elliott has served on numerous Boards and Committees, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates; Board of Directors: Pennsylvania Law Institute; Mann Music Center , and the Walnut Street Theatre. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Vincent College, and served on the College’s Council of Advisors of the School of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Mr. Elliott has served as a faculty member and lecturer for: the American Law Institute, American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is the author of numerous publications including for the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Congress of the United States , and various professional and academic journals. Mr. Elliott graduated from Saint Vincent College (’63) with highest departmental honors in economics, and was a four-year varsity baseball letterman and captain of the 1963 West Penn Conference championship baseball team. He is a member of St. Vincent ‘s Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Elliott graduated from Georgetown University Law Center (’66) with highest honors in Constitutional Law, Conflicts of Law and Legal Ethics. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania , the District of Columbia , and the Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania.

This attorney in the news:

John M. Elliott’s Red Mass Address at St. Vincent’s College - February 2016

JOHN M. ELLIOTT RECEIVES THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER’S 2015 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - May 2015

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

JOHN M. ELLIOTT IS LEAD PRESENTER IN PHILADELPHIA CEREMONY DEDICATING STATE HISTORICAL MARKER HONORING COMMODORE JOHN BARRY, “THE FATHER OF THE AMERICAN NAVY” - December 2014

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS FLSA APPELLATE VICTORY FOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS - August 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 reversal of a multi-million dollar award in Pennsylvania appellate courts - May 2014

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 for CBS - January 2013

Firm Attorneys selected as among “The Best Lawyers in America” - August 2012

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Dismissal of Two Putative Wage and Hour Class Actions against Hospital Systems - August 2012

Elliott Greenleaf Wins $13 Million Federal Court Settlement In Civil Rights Land Use Litigation - July 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

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS DISMISSAL OF TWO FEDERAL CLASS ACTIONS FILED BY PRESENT AND FORMER HOURLY EMPLOYEES OF NUMEROUS HOSPITALS AND HOSPITAL SYSTEMS - September 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF HAS 32 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS - June 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS SUPREME COURT REVERSAL OF TRIAL AND SUPERIOR COURT ORDERS - January 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS SUPREME COURT REVERSAL OF TRIAL AND SUPERIOR COURT ORDERS - January 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS SUPERIOR COURT APPEAL REVERSING TRIAL COURT ORDER - 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 DISMISSAL OF DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION - April 2010

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Supreme Court Victory - August 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

SIX ELLIOTT GREENLEAF SHAREHOLDERS ARE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS BUSINESS LITIGATOR SUPERLAWYERS IN CORPORATE COUNSEL PUBLICATION - February 2009

Stewart J. Greenleaf, Jr. Presents Continuing Legal Education and is Named as a Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division - July 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

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF RECOGNIZED FOR TOP 20 VERDICT IN 2007 - March 2008

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

Elliott Greenleaf’s Philadelphia and Delaware Offices Articles Highlighted in News - March 2008

Elliott Greenleaf’s Wilmington Office Highlighted in News Article - March 2008

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

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

Elliott Greenleaf WINS VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL OF A NATIONAL CONSUMER CLASS ACTION AGAINST MORTGAGE LENDER - February 2005

Third Circuit Affirms Elliott Greenleaf’ Arguments in Support of Dismissal of Claims in Title VII Case - November 2004

United States District Court Agrees With Elliott Greenleaf That Alleged State Law Medical Negligence Claim Against Managed Care Organization Belongs in the Federal Courts - September 2004

Third Circuit Affirms Elliott Greenleaf’ Arguments in Support of Dismissal of Claims in Title VII Case - August 2004

Elliott Greenleaf Has Twelve “SUPERLAWYERS” in a Statewide Poll of Pennsylvania Judges and Lawyers - June 2004

Elliott Greenleaf Recovers In Excess of $6.5 Million for Jefferson Health System - March 2004

Third Circuit Affirms Elliott Greenleaf’ Jury Verdict in Favor of Montgomery County and It’s Commisioners in Civil Rights Case - January 2004

Elliott Greenleaf Wins in U.S. Court of Appeals, Affirming Multi-Million Dollar Settlement and Jury Verdict - July 2003

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Summary Judgment in Title VII Case - May 2003