Head of the Complex Litigation Department
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
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.
For three years he was chief counsel to the Philadelphia Fraternal Order
of Police. Now at Sacks Weston Diamond LLC, he supervises the Philadelphia
firm’s litigation, handling the complex litigation, including
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.
John in the News
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
"Philly DA Accuses Drugmakers Of Deceptive Opioid Marketing" - Law 360
"Pepsi Says False Ad Suit Over ‘Diet’ Soda Is Preempted" - Law 360
"Phila. Engages Private Firms to Take on Pharma Over Opioid Crisis" - The Legal Intelligencer
"Philly Becomes Latest To Sue Drugmakers For Opioid Crisis" - Law 360
"Philadelphia to sue opioid drugmakers over marketing practices and to recover costs" - The Inquirer
"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
"Coke, Pepsi Diet Drinks Can Add Weight, False Ad Suits Say" - Law360
"Soft Drink Makers Face Allegations of Fraud Over Diet Sodas" - BigClassAction.com
"Uber Can't Get Partial Win In Drivers' 'On Call' Fight" - Law360
"3rd Circ. Revives Exotic Dancer's Wage Suit" - Law 360
"Class Certified In $5.9M Suit Over BofA MDL Fund Theft" - Law360
"Class Certified Against Claims Admin in BankAmerica MDL" - The Legal Intelligencer
"Philadelphia Uber Black Drivers Sue Over Independent Contractor Status" - BuzzFeed News
"Philly Uber Drivers Claim Wage Violations, Illegal Competition" - Law360
"Brown-Daub leads dealers in false advertising claim against Volkswagen" - The Morning Call
"Local car dealer files lawsuit against Volkswagen" - 69 News WFMZ
"VW, Audi Owners win $15.5M in Attys’ Fees in Oil Sludge MDL" - Law360
"Federal judge tells cabbies to try the state if they want refunds" - Philly.com