John M. Myers
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7535
F: 215-772-7620


John M. Myers is chair of the firm’s Higher Education practice group. John has more than 35 years of experience in complex commercial litigation, including as chief deputy city solicitor, Special Litigation, for the City of Philadelphia. John’s experience includes partnership and closely held business claims and disputes, and claims involving employment, real estate, lender liability, joint venture issues, securities industry disputes, contract negotiation, and general business counsel including contractual and employment matters. His work with a nationally ranked university includes tenured faculty intellectual property disputes and conduct effecting tenure, general liability counsel, ethics, university and student policies, Title IX and Clery Act compliance and general employment litigation matters. He has been a front-line participant in large institutional crisis management, both in government and the private sector.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Legal, Compliance and PR Strategies Around Campus Sexual Assault Issues,” Montgomery McCracken’s webinar, May 2014
  • Internet Communications in the Academic Environment
  • Rewards and Complications, Univ. of Vt. Legal Issues in Higher Ed. Conf., 2010, 2011
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Adjunct Professor; Introduction to Trial Advocacy, 1990-present
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy, Fall 2003
  • L.L.M. in Trial Advocacy (Boot Camp), Summer 2003-present
  • Integrated Transactional Program, 2005-present
  • Advanced Civil Procedure, 2010-present
  • International L.L.M. (Joint program with Tsinghua Univ.,) Beijing, China: Civil Procedure (Fall 2005)
  • China Roundtables, 2007, 2009: Temple Rome Campus, Introduction to International Business Law, 2008, 2010
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy: Mid Atlantic Regional Program – since 1978
  • Law firm training sessions in Trial Advocacy, Depositions, and Professional Responsibility, Montgomery McCracken, since 2001

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • Served as adjunct faculty for the Philadelphia Bar Association CLE programs
  • Functioned as Judge, Pro Tem for the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia
  • Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association

Academic Achievements

John received a J.D. degree in 1972 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and graduated in 1968 with a B.S. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.