Telephone: (856-770-8600)

John is an experienced trial attorney, whose practice includes the representation of corporations, insurance carriers and their insureds, third party administrators, governmental entities and individuals.

He practices in a wide variety of litigation and trial areas, which include:

  • Appellate Practice

  • Asbestos

  • Automobile and Commercial Vehicle

  • Charitable Immunity Claims

  • Civil Rights Litigation

  • Construction Litigation

  • Contract Claims

  • Employment Litigation

  • Environmental Litigation

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Intentional and Negligence Torts

  • PIP Claims

  • Premises Liability

  • Products Liability

  • Professional Malpractice Litigation

  • Subrogation

  • Tort Claims Act/Governmental Immunity

  • Toxic Tort

  • UM/UIM

  • Workers' Compensation Claims


John A. Mercer Jr.

John has considerable trial experience, with well over a hundred bench and jury trials. He serves and has served as national and regional litigation counsel for several corporations in asbestos matters. John has also acted as a municipal prosecutor for several towns in New Jersey.


Rutgers University School of Law - Camden
Doctor of Law (JD)
1990 – 1993

Fels Center of Government, University of Pennsylvania
Masters of Government Administration (MGA), government/politics
1991 – 1992
Joint degree with Rutgers School of Law

Rutgers College
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science and History
1987 – 1990

Accelerated student, completed BA in three years.
Double major in political science and history; minor in philosophy.
Activities and Societies: Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta


New Jersey 1994
Pennsylvania 1994
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 1994
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 1994
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 2011

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