Attorney Details

John C. (Jack) McGuire - Partner

JOHN C. (“JACK”) McGUIRE is an AV Preeminent rated attorney, an experienced trial lawyer, litigation strategist and manager of national litigations.  He has successfully handled cases involving varied industries, products, diseases and legal theories.  Mr. McGuire has extensive experience defending large-scale, complex litigations.  He has served as national counsel for a global engineering company and a building products manufacturer in asbestos litigation as well as national coordinating and trial counsel for a major pharmaceutical and medical device company in several nationwide product liability litigations.  Mr. McGuire acted as business counsel for the Global Business Services unit of the pharmaceutical and medical device company and was responsible for negotiating and drafting the full scope of business contracts for the company.  His practice has also included commercial class action, general commercial litigation, catastrophic personal injury and environmental litigations involving the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Industrial Site Recover Act, Clean Water Act and the New Jersey Spill Act. 

Mr. McGuire has been admitted pro hac vice in eighteen states while serving as litigation and trial counsel in both mass tort and pharmaceutical litigation.  Mr. McGuire tried his first jury trial to verdict in 1992.  He obtained the first defense verdict in the State of New Jersey on medical causation in case involving a disputed diagnosis of mesothelioma.  He has extensive experience in the identification, selection, preparation and presentation of expert witnesses in diverse areas including epidemiology, toxicology, chemistry, pulmonology, pathology, pharmacology, addictionology, biology and mechanical engineering.  Mr. McGuire has been called upon by clients to identify, prepare and present corporate representatives in asbestos and pharmaceutical litigation. 

Mr. McGuire is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia.  He is admitted to appear before the Unites States District Court for the State of New Jersey; the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; and the United Stated District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. McGuire graduated magna cum laude from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey in 1983 and cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey in 1987.

He resides in Morristown, New Jersey with his wife and twin daughters.