John Burns is an associate of the firm and focuses his practice in areas of complex commercial litigation. John represents clients in disputes including construction defect matters, professional liability, as well as other areas of both insurance and business litigation. John’s commercial litigation background enables him to counsel clients regarding various business concerns including contract negotiations, risk management, and pre-litigation disputes.
John graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law cum laude in 2016 as an evening student while working full-time at the YMCA Retirement Fund where he served constituent YMCAs and their employees around the country. He clerked for Judge Rosemary E. Ramsay, P.J.Cv. in the Morris Vicinage after graduating from law school and has since cultivated litigation experience in both large and small law firms, concentrating his practice areas in commercial litigation.
John lives in Chester, New Jersey with his wife and children where he participates in the Chester Basketball Association as both an assistant travel coach and board member, and he serves as an assistant coach for the St. Lawrence Church Girls’ Basketball CYO team.
- Negotiated $1.6 million settlement in shareholder oppression matter after extensive discovery and expert depositions leading up to the week before trial.
- Obtained 650,000 settlement of breach of contract claim for a client in JAMS mediation.
- Federalist Society
- New Jersey Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
- New Jersey
- New York
- United States District Court, District of New Jersey
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- Loyola University Maryland, B.A., History
- Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude