Cozen O’Connor: Johnson, John P.

John P. Johnson, Jr.

Member

Cherry Hill

(856) 910-5001

(856) 910-5075

John P. Johnson, Jr. has a wide range of experience in commercial litigation matters, estate litigation, and eminent domain litigation, inclusive of involving contract disputes, partnership disputes, directors and officers liability, employment matters, landlord-tenant disputes, franchisor/franchisee disputes as well as class action litigation and legal malpractice actions. John has successfully litigated and defended lawyers in more than 75 matters, including claims sounding in legal malpractice, defense of claims by non-clients against lawyers, as well as representation of lawyers in fee disputes with clients. He currently serves as vice chair, office managing partner for Cozen O’Connor’s Cherry Hill office and is also chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Paralegals. As of September 1, 2016 the New Jersey Supreme Court appointed John as a member of the District 4 Ethics Committee that oversees attorney discipline.  

John is the co-author of Certificate of Merit – A New Threshold Requirement in Professional Malpractice Actions and Legal Malpractice: Is the Standard for Establishing Liability in a Transactional Setting Different from the Standard Used in Establishing Liability in a Litigation Setting.

John received his Bachelor of Science from Widener University in Business Administration. John spent 18 years in the oil business with Shell Oil and Arco Petroleum Products managing the oil companies franchise locations and relationships with franchisees prior to joining the firm. He earned his law degree, with highest honors, from The Rutgers School of Law, where he was a Dean Scholar. John received the New Jersey Bar Foundation Scholarship for his outstanding academic achievement.

Experience

News

John Johnson Interviewed by Capital New York about U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Captain Carli Lloyd

July 14, 2015

John Johnson was interviewed by Capital New York about his representation of U.S. Women’s National team star and captain Carli Lloyd. John, who has represented Carli since 2006, discusses her passion and dedication to the sport, her goals, her work with trainer James Galanis and how her recent fame (after scoring the first hat-trick in Women’s World Cup Final) compares to other notable moments in her career.

Cozen O’Connor Names 17 Attorneys to Membership in the Firm

April 28, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 17 of its associates have been named members of the firm. ''We are extremely proud to welcome these highly qualified attorneys into membership in the firm,'' said Thomas A. Decker, president and chief executive officer of Cozen O'Connor, ''Their individual and combined contributions reflect the talent and strength of our firm.''

Publications

Ballard Spahr a Victor in Suit Filed Against it by Potential Client [The Legal Intelligencer]

June 11, 2008

A Montgomery County jury vindicated Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Monday in a breach of fiduciary duty suit brought against the firm by a man seeking between $17 million to $30 million in lost profits plus interest and punitive damages.

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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, J.D., 2001
  • Widener University, B.S., 1982
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Commonwealth Court Of Pennsylvania
  • Court Of Common Pleas - Bucks County
  • Court Of Common Pleas - Chester County
  • Court Of Common Pleas - Philadelphia County
  • Court Of Common Pleas- Montgomery County
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court District 4 Ethics Committee