John P. (“Jack”) Elliott, the Managing Shareholder of the Firm’s Blue Bell office, has extensive experience as litigation and trial counsel in complex commercial litigations, healthcare law and class action law. Mr. Elliott’s practice includes commercial trial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts, with a concentration in healthcare litigation, Lanham Act litigation, contract litigation, class actions, employment litigation (including wage payment class actions and the enforcement of employment agreements and non-compete covenants), defamation, ERISA issues, bankruptcy litigation and other complex civil and white-collar criminal cases. Mr. Elliott’s also litigates healthcare disputes between payors and providers in arbitration. Jack has extensive experience in E-Discovery and the investigation, analysis, preservation, searching, review of, production of and presentation of electronic discovery.
Mr. Elliott served a two-year Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Thomas I. Vanaskie, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and current member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. During his Clerkship, he worked on a wide range of issues, including complex civil litigations, civil rights, products liability, discrimination, insurance, as well as bankruptcy appeals and a protracted white-collar, non-jury criminal trial.
A member of the Bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, his professional associations include the Montgomery and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Mr. Elliott was the President of the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers’ Section in 2011. He is also a former Hearing Committee member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Elliott has been repeatedly selected as one of Pennsylvania’s “SuperLawyers,” as recognized in Philadelphia Magazine and the Pennsylvania SuperLawyers publications, based on a statewide poll of over 35,000 Judges and lawyers selecting the top 5% of all Pennsylvania lawyers. Previously, Jack was also annually recognized as a “Rising Star” by those same publications.
A 1998 graduate of Villanova University School of Law, he worked as a summer judicial clerk for the Honorable James R. Cavanaugh of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Jack is a 1989 graduate of The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Chicago Cup (for exhibiting “the finest qualities of skill, enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and team play”) for varsity hockey and the Robbins Cup for lowest earned run average for the varsity baseball team his senior year. He graduated with a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1993, where he was a four year varsity baseball letterman. Mr. Elliott is actively involved in the Georgetown Community as an alumni interviewer and was a former Board member of Hoyas Unlimited, the fundraising arm for Georgetown athletics. After graduating from Georgetown, Mr. Elliott interned with the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (“CSCE”) – a bi-partisan Congressional organization that monitors human rights, security and economic development issues in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. In 1994, he served as a Staff Member with the CSCE Congressional Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Elliott also interned for Congressman Steny Hoyer and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee before returning to Pennsylvania to study and practice law.
Jack and his wife Mary Jo live in Blue Bell with their five children. Jack has coached baseball, football, basketball and soccer for the Whitpain Recreation Association, the Wissahickon American Legion program, the Ambler-Whitpain Trojans, St. Helena School and Holy Rosary School. Mr. Elliott is the Chairman of the Whitpain Township Park and Open Space Board.