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John C. Connell - Archer Law


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CONTACT

P: 856-354-3074
E: jconnell@archerlaw.com

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Haddonfield, NJ
Philadelphia, PA

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate Practice
Civil Rights
Commercial Litigation
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment Law
Media And Communication

 


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BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

 

AWARDS & HONORS

Named as “Top Attorney” by SJ Magazine, 2014

 


ASSOCIATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

Member: Camden County and New Jersey State Bar Associations.
Member and Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey (since 1988)
Member and Former Chair, Board of Trustees, American Red Cross, Camden County Chapter (since 1990)
Member, Past President, and Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Camden City, New Jersey (since 1987)
Assistant District Governor at Large, Group Study Exchange Chair, Legislation Chair, and Counsel, Rotary International District 7640 (since 1996)
Member and Former President, Haddonfield Civic Association (since 1994)
Cofounder, member, and Chair, Board of Trustees, Camden Center for Law and Social Justice (since 1994)
Member, Nominations Chair, Board of Trustees, Camden County College Foundation (since 2001); member and Chair, Board of Trustees, Haddonfield Foundation (since 2002)
Chair, Haddonfield Municipal Alliance (since 2007)
Member, St. Rose of Lima (R.C.) Church, Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Member, Tavistock Country Club, Haddonfield, New Jersey
Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Rules of Evidence (since 2008)
Founder, Former Chair and Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Media and Communications Law Committee; Member, New Jersey Media Lawyers Association
Former Member, Corporate Board of Directors, The New Jersey Lawyer, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Media Law Resource Center, New York City
Adjunct Professor, Communications Law, Rowan University, School of Communications

 

EDUCATION

Rutgers Law School, J.D.
New York University, M.P.A.
Columbia University, A.B.

 



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BIOGRAPHY

John Connell is a civil litigation attorney representing clients of Fortune 100 companies and individuals in various commercial, civil rights, employment, healthcare, communications, and employment matters.

His employment practice consists of addressing daily workplace issues, implementing corporate HR strategies and in company policy enforcement for companies both large and small. The Office of the Attorney General of new Jersey appointed him to act as Special Counsel to the New Jersey State Police, and other state agencies, in 1987. He has since been representing these agencies in defense of civil rights violations, and racial, ethnic, and gender employment discrimination claims. 

Connell represents a wide range of clients in communications law issues. Including:

  • National, regional and local newspapers

  • National and local wire services

  • National television and local affiliates

  • Regional and local cable stations

  • Radio stations

  • Regional professional associations

  • Local companies

  • Government officials, politicians and private individuals

Connell is trial attorney for the Archer's Intellectual Property Group. He has litigated cases involving patent infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, copyright and trademark actions. He recently argued the Asian American rock band The Slants in a trademark case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. First amendment issues are of particular interest to Connell.

As a member of the firm's healthcare law section, Connell represents hospitals in commercial, regulatory and patient care matters.

Connell's litigation practice also includes complex commercial matters such as real estate, insurance coverage disputes, construction law, corporate dissolutions suits, shareholder derivative actions, and general contract and tort issues. 

He has a very active appellate practice, as co-chair of the firm's appellate practice group, and often representing clients in New Jersey Supreme and Superior Courts, Appellate Division, the Pennsylvania Supreme and Superior Courts, in addition to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. His appellate practice has given him experience in numerous legal practice areas.