John J. Berry

Biography

John concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on insurance law, employment law, and commercial/financial litigation. He represents insurers facing insurance coverage, insurance bad-faith, and extra-contractual claims involving both personal and commercial lines. John also represents agents and insurers facing professional negligence and Unfair Trade Practices claims.

In addition to his insurance law practice, John frequently represents businesses and financial institutions in labor and employment litigation, commercial litigation, collection actions, and bankruptcy matters in state and federal court in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. 

John graduated with highest honors from Barry University School of Law in 2012. He graduated second in his class while working on the Executive Board of the Barry Law Review, serving on the Barry Public Leadership Initiative, and earning 15 Book Awards for his academic achievements.

John lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh with his wife and two sons. Outside of the office, John is active in local civic organizations, coaches his local high school’s mock trial team, and manages his son’s little league team. 

Education

  • Barry University School of Law  (J.D., summa cum laude, 2012)
    • Barry Law Review
  • University of Pittsburgh  (B.A., 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Inns of Court
  • Pittsburgh Ballet, Emerging Patrons Board
     

Distinctions

  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars®
  • Best Lawyers®, Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation (2021)