John J. Levy
Cherry Hill Office

457 Haddonfield Road
Suite 600
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

P: 856-488-7739
F: 856-488-7720


John J. Levy is co-chair of the firm’s Maritime and Transportation practice group. John’s practice includes all aspects of civil litigation in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania State and federal courts, including maritime and transportation litigation. His practice emphasizes broad maritime law, intermodal transportation litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, as well as complex commercial, appellate, toxic tort, construction, minority shareholders and product liability litigation. John has extensive experience handling trucking litigation cases. John has specific professional knowledge and experience in the shipping, chemical, trucking, intermodal, plastics and automotive industries. Based upon his trial experience, testing and reputation, the Supreme Court of New Jersey designated John as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. As of December 2016, out of 75,000 active lawyers in New Jersey, John was one of approximately 1,650 (2.2 percent) currently holding certification in civil trial law.

John has significant maritime experience and is currently co-counsel to the owners, managers and various insurers of the M/T Athos I which was involved in an oil spill on the Delaware River in late 2004. John’s representative engagements also include serving as counsel to intermodal and ocean carrier clients in catastrophic accident cases. He has served as national counsel to a major truck leasing company and handled hundreds of significant truck accident litigation in the continental United States.

Prior to joining the firm in 1986, John served a judicial clerkship with the late Honorable Jacob Kalish of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, from 1984 to 1986. He also served an internship with the late Honorable Clarence C. Newcomer of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, from 1983 to 1984.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Community Involvement

  • Chair of Board of Trustees, Center for Environmental Transformation, Camden, NJ
  • Monthly lawyer at St. Vincent DePaul “Food Sharing” at Sacred Heart Church in Camden
  • Former Treasurer of the St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia
  • Member of the Million-Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (“CASA”) Volunteer

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • Appointed by the NJ Supreme Court to District IV Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Camden County Bar Associations
  • Former Trustee and the Secretary of the Camden County Bar Foundation

Academic Achievements

John graduated cum laude with a B.A.H. degree from the Honors Program of Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania in 1980. From 1980 to 1981, John worked as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps East as a counselor at Covenant House/Under 21, a home for runaways in New York City. John earned a J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1984. Among his law school honors were placement on the Dean’s List; the Barrister Award for outstanding trial advocacy; Best Orator Award and First Place Team Award in the Samuel Polsky Moot Court Competition; and the Moot Court Award for excellent appellate advocacy.