John Stoviak handles high-stakes litigation, complex trials and appeals for business, energy and environmental clients in courts throughout the United States, and he represents colleges, universities, and independent schools in delicate governance matters and issues. He has achieved two $100 million+ recoveries for clients in nationally noteworthy cases in which he was lead trial counsel. In 2021, the federal court for the Northern District of Oklahoma issued a verdict with a $14 million+ award in a case where he was co-lead trial counsel. In addition, John has served as lead trial counsel in cases involving antitrust, securities, RICO, trade secrets, contract and tort claims.
Over the course of his legal career, John has argued and won numerous appeals in the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Tenth and DC Circuits. He has also represented clients in the following federal district courts: Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Southern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Western District of New York, District of New Jersey, District of Delaware, District of Maryland, Northern District of Ohio, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Oklahoma, Northern District of Georgia. He also has tried cases in state courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.
John is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Haverford School, a prominent independent school located in suburban Philadelphia.