John French practices law throughout Central Pennsylvania, representing individuals, businesses and governmental organizations. He is experienced in employment and workers compensation law, business transactions and formation, real estate tax assessment appeals, and Wills and Estates law. He has also successfully handled numerous civil lawsuits on behalf of his clients. John prides himself on providing effective, no-nonsense legal representation at fair and reasonable rates.
Following his graduation from Villanova Law School in 2002, John served as law clerk for the Honorable Judge Doris Smith-Ribner of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. In this role, he participated in numerous appeals of workers compensation cases, as well as other cases involving appeals from determinations by various Pennsylvania state agencies.
Following his judicial clerkship, he was appointed Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where he worked in the civil litigation division, defending the Commonwealth in numerous court cases, including employment disputes, discrimination cases, civil rights cases brought against police and corrections officers, and challenges to the constitutionality of Commonwealth statutes, as well as in proceedings related to enforcement of Pennsylvania statutes.
In 2009, John left the Attorney General’s office and founded his private practice. As part of his practice, John serves as Solicitor to the Cumberland County Board of Assessment Appeals, where he advises the Board on real estate tax assessment appeal issues. In his role as a private attorney, he has helped numerous clients address their legal problems and assert or defend their legal claims in court.
Prior to entering law school, John served as the Head of the Social Studies Department at St. Theresa School in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. John also worked in management with Roadway Express, Inc. a national trucking company, at its Philadelphia terminal, where he gained substantial hands on experience managing and supervising unionized dock workers and truck drivers. John is a 1991 graduate of Shippensburg University.
John is active in his community, serving as a special minister and religious education teacher with St. Theresa Church, and previously having taught several courses in business law at Harrisburg Area Community College.Type your paragraph here.