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.
Mr. Weston 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.
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 and Sixth 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.
John has advised the North Penn High School mock trial team since 2006. During that time the team has 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 focused on 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.
John in the News
"Pa Judge Greenlights States 1st Opioid Marketing Case" - The Inquirer
"Medical Marijuana Patient Sues Trump Administration Over Ban On Gun Ownership" - Huffington Post
"A doctor who takes medical marijuana sues for the right to own a gun" - The Inquirer
" Phila. DA Krasner Files Consumer Protection Suit Over Opioid Crisis" - Max Mitchell
"Philadelphia DA files second lawsuit against opioid makers" - ABC 6 Action News
"Philadelphia Files Suit Against Prescription Opioid Manufacturers" - City of Philadelphia
"Phila. Engages Private Firms to Take on Pharma Over Opioid Crisis" - The Legal Intelligencer
"Progressive to Pay $2.4M in Medicare Secondary Payer Case" - Bloomberg Law
"Diet soda makers sued over deceptive, false and misleading advertising" - Health Nut News
"Progressive To Settle Medicare FCA Suit For $2M" - Law 360
"Two Insurance Companies Agree To Pay More Than $2 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations" - The United States Attorney's Office District of New Jersey
"CALIFORNIA CONSUMER FILES AN ARRAY OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AGAINST DIET COKE, DIET DR.PEPPER AND DIET PEPSI" - Texans for Lawsuit Reform
"Soft Drink Makers Face Allegations of Fraud Over Diet Sodas" - BigClassAction.com
"3rd Circ. Revives Exotic Dancer's Wage Suit" - Law 360
"Class Certified Against Claims Admin in BankAmerica MDL" - The Legal Intelligencer
"Philadelphia Uber Black Drivers Sue Over Independent Contractor Status" - BuzzFeed News
"Brown-Daub leads dealers in false advertising claim against Volkswagen" - The Morning Call
"Local car dealer files lawsuit against Volkswagen" - 69 News WFMZ