John J. Berry


An experienced first-chair trial and appellate lawyer, John concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes with an emphasis on insurance law, commercial/financial litigation, and employment law.

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 consumer finance litigation (including FCRA, FDCPA, RESPA, and UCC matters), 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 three sons. Outside of the office, John is active in local civic organizations, coaches his local high school’s mock trial team, and manages his sons’ little league teams.


  • 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


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


  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars® (2021)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • "Ones to Watch" in Pittsburgh for Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)
    • "Ones to Watch" in Pittsburgh for Insurance Law (2021-2024)
    • "Ones to Watch" in Pittsburgh for Labor and Employment Law - Management (2021-2024)