Over the past 27 years, John C. Farrell has developed considerable knowledge and experience in the fields of health care and commercial liability. As a shareholder in the firm’s Health Care Department, he focuses his practice in medical, dental and nursing malpractice, long-term care, and the defense of nursing homes and hospitals, with a secondary interest in general construction liability and product liability cases.
Jack’s areas of practice cover medical malpractice involving the representation of hospitals, nursing homes, acute and long-term care facilities, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and physical therapists; dental malpractice involving the representation of oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, endodontists, orthodontists and general dentists; construction liability cases involving the representation of general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects and surveyors; premises liability involving the representation of commercial shopping centers, corporate centers, health care offices, etc.; product liability with respect to the representation of manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers; and legal malpractice involving the representation of lawyers, paralegals and legal secretaries.
Jack has handled more than 1,000 medical and dental malpractice cases, 250 to 500 construction and premises liability cases, and 50 to 100 product liability cases. He has taken approximately 50 cases to trial, more than 30 of which were tried to a jury.
All but three of these trials resulted in defense verdicts. The three plaintiff verdicts were in the amounts of $2,511, $30,000, and $500,000. He has also handled class actions involving motor vehicle and consumer fraud, the Paxil litigation and EtG testing.
Jack received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Ursinus College, and earned his jurisdoctor from The Dickinson School of Law.
In addition to his legal career, Jack has been on the board of directors of the American Missionary Fellowship and is a teacher at Great Valley Presbyterian Church. He has served as manager for Berwyn/Paoli girls’ softball teams from ages 10 to 16, as well as softball tournament teams, and was the coach of the Paoli Wildcats 11-12 boys basketball team.
- Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University (J.D., 1988)
- Ursinus College (B.A., cum laude, 1985)
- Pennsylvania, 1988
- District of Columbia, 1989
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
Associations & Memberships:
- American Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
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