Attorney Profile

Practicing Since 1977

If you have been injured or involved in an accident in Philadelphia, any of the surrounding counties or the State of New Jersey, call me, John J. Branigan, Esquire, now for a FREE consultation.

I have specialized in Civil Trial Litigation since 1977. In 1994, I was in the first group of attorneys in Pennsylvania to be granted a LL.M Degree as a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy. Since 2003 I have been listed many times in the statewide group of Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania, which chooses the top 5% of lawyers in the state. Simply put, since 1977 I have tried hundreds of cases and have settled many more because every case is prepared for trial. Of them all, one case stands out as a defining moment. In the early 1990s I showed my friend and client, Tom G., his check in the amount of $2 million. I was happy for him even though he suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in an assault at a popular restaurant. When he looked at the check he seemed melancholy and I asked him if something was wrong. He looked up and said, "I would rather have my life back." I never forgot that and I remember that lesson with every client I represent. No one is looking to get hurt in an accident.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and I never forgot where I came from. Before I became a lawyer I worked in construction and a number of factory jobs. I have lived the life of many of the people that I now represent. I saw how companies took advantage of the worker. I saw how insurance companies stopped paying injured workers and left them to fend for themselves. I promised to fight to change that if I ever got the chance. I now have that opportunity and I have been advocating against big companies and insurance companies since 1977. No one person can change the system, but I have changed for better the lives of many by trying cases against insurance companies and corporations who ignore safety rules at the peril of ordinary people.

Personally I am married with two children. I continue to play baseball and basketball and I still box two to three times per week. I find that boxing in the ring is very similar to advocating for a client in the courtroom. I come in with confidence, skills, and a better case; juries respond well to that.

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