John A. Bonventre Member New Jersey
Phone: 973.623.2700 Fax: 973.623.4496

Clients frequently ask John to step in at the last minute to try a case, or assist attorneys in jurisdictions throughout the country in developing and implementing trial strategy.  In addition to trying well over 100 matters to verdict, John, a founding member of the firm, has represented clients at arbitrations and mediations.  John also has assisted clients in developing and implementing national strategies for defending toxic torts and occupational injuries, such as cumulative trauma disorders.

John has been litigating a wide range of matters for over 25 years.  He has represented clients in various jurisdictions, on both the state and federal level, in cases involving toxic torts, railroad litigation, mass torts, professional liability, products liability, construction accidents, and commercial disputes.

John has obtained defense verdicts in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont at trials in cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries resulting from, among other things, allegedly defective products, construction accidents, and exposures to toxic materials, including asbestos, solvents, and second-hand smoke. John has spoken on substantive issues as well as trial practice at public conferences and national client meetings.

John has been selected to the list of Best Lawyers in America for 2012-2014 and 2018-2020.  Best Lawyers is published by Woodward/White.  A description of their selection methodology can be found here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

John began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s office.

Practice Areas


New York, 1983
New Jersey, 1994
Pennsylvania, 1996
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Associations and Professional Activities

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Railroad Law, 2012 - 2014, 2018 - 2020 [see text to the left]


J.D., Cum Laude, Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts, 1982

B.A., Union College, 1979