John Underwood, Esq.


In matters pertaining to Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Slip & Falls, Wrongful Death and Bankruptcy/Family Law, few New Jersey attorneys offer a more well-rounded and versatile level of experience than John Underwood.

Since being admitted to the Bars in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 1995, John has handled complex Federal & State Personal Injury matters securing millions of dollars for his clients over the twenty-one (21) plus years in practice. John has handled hundreds of contested Personal Injury and Workers Compensation cases. He has also been hired by businesses to defend complex cases.  He has tried numerous major Personal Injury Jury Trials successfully to completion and obtained. John is an active Member of the New Jersey Association for Justice, and regularly attends continuing Legal Education to give his clients the edge.

In reference to Bankruptcy matters, throughout his career, John has numerous Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcies in Federal Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  In addition, John has defended major criminal matters in both Superior & Federal Courts throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. He has handled several high-profile criminal matters, including murder, assault, robbery and numerous drug distribution cases.  John has appeared on national television and local newscasts/newspapers. He has also argued Appellate Division cases and before the New Jersey Supreme Court.


  • New Jersey Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Court
  • New Jersey Federal Court


  • Rutgers University Law School, 1995
  • Rutgers University (Magna Cum Laude with Honors)


  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Thomas Forkin Inn of Court
  • Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity

Additional Experience

  • New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Court Litigation
  • Underinsured Motorists and UM Arbitration Experience
  • Complex Litigation Philadelphia (1994)