John P. Shusted


John P. Shusted

Mr. Shusted’s practice centers on the trials of professional liability cases involving medical professionals, financial advisors and brokers/dealers. He also defends and prosecutes matters on behalf of insurance companies involving fraud in the insurance coverage, securities and life insurance fields. Mr. Shusted represents local governmental entities in federal civil rights litigation.  Mr. Shusted advises clients on employment related disputes.  He also handles larger exposure casualty matters. He has tried over 100 jury cases to verdict, and appears often in commercial and securities proceedings pending in the American Arbitration Association and National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) dispute forums.  Mr. Shusted is the Responsible Attorney for the New Jersey office.

"Jack" is proud to be a member of GGM for the past 25 years and counting.

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Some of the jury verdicts obtained by Mr. Shusted have been published and analyzed in the National and Pennsylvania Jury Review and Analysis (JVRA©). For additional information about these reported cases, email a request to

Defendant's Verdict - Medical Malpractice - Alleged failure to diagnose and treat Superscalpular Neuropathy - Permanent disability claimed - (Federal, Philadelphia)

Defendant's Verdict - Medical Malpractice - Alleged failure to diagnose DVT - Compartment syndrome - Permanent disability from employment claimed - (Philadelphia County)

Defendant's Verdict - Medical Malpractice - Alleged delay in diagnosis of bladder cancer - Wrongful death of 58-year old stockbroker (Montgomery County) )

Defendant’s Verdict - Medical Malpractice – Severing of laryngeal nerve during thyroid surgery resulting in loss of voice.  (Philadelphia County)

Defendant’s Verdict - Medical Malpractice – Wrongful death – perforation of bowel after polyp removal during a colonoscopy resulting in coma and then death.  (Montgomery County)

Defendant’s Verdict - Construction Defect – fractured radius and permanent disability sustained during mall construction.  (Atlantic County)

Defendant’s Verdict - §1983 Civil Rights claim – alleged use of excessive police force - herniated cervical discs.   (Federal, Philadelphia)

Defendant’s Verdict - Medical Malpractice – alleged negligent post-operative care after plastic surgery – infection – disfigurement and multiple reconstructive breast surgeries required.  (Chester County)

Defendant’s Verdict - ATV rollover - Comminuted bilateral leg fractures with surgery.  (Philadelphia County)

Defendant’s Verdict - Multiple vehicle collision – Multiple cervical disc herniations.  (Philadelphia County)

Defendant's Verdict - Medical Malpractice - Alleged negligent post-operative care- Failure to timely treat post-operative infection - Osteomyelitis - loss of patella.  (Philadelphia County)


Practice Areas
  • Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Elected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2012-2020)
  • Examining Fine and Ward: What Do the Decisions Mean in Statute of Limitations Cases? The Legal Intelligencer, April 13, 2005

  • What Every Medical Professional Should Know about the 2002 MCARE Act. German Gallagher & Murtagh publication, May 2002

  • Insurers and Agents Beware: "Attachment Statutes" Enable Insureds to Obtain Coverage Despite Misrepresentation. Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, Vol. 45, No. 4, Summer 1995