Mr. Weston prides himself on handling the firm’s unusual cases. His career has led him through fields as diverse as real estate law and corporate practice, personal injury and civil rights litigation, labor, and municipal law, and employment litigation.
He received a B.A. with distinction and the honors program in history from The Pennsylvania State University in 1974, and his J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1977.
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For three years he was chief counsel to the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police. Now at Sacks Weston LLC, he supervises the Philadelphia firm’s litigation, handling the complex litigation, including environmental litigation, commercial law, and appellate practice.
He is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits. To date, he has had five cases before the Supreme Court. These include Grefer v. Alpha Tech., 901 So. 2d 1117 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2005), cert. den. 553 U.S. 1014 (2008).
He is a member of the bar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and has been admitted pro hac vice in eight U.S. District Courts in Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Ohio and New York.
For fifteen years, John advised the North Penn High School mock trial team. During that time the team twice won its district championship. He is also licensed to fly single-engine land-based general aviation aircraft, and holds an instrument rating and high performance and complex endorsements.
In recent years, John has specialized in representing foreign governments in litigation in the United States. Over the past 20 years, he has represented more than 25 foreign governments in litigation matters throughout the United States.