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John K. Lisman, Associate

Year Joined Firm 2020

John is an experienced business lawyer who applies his diverse legal experience to help clients develop solutions and resolve challenges. John formerly practiced at a large global law firm where he guided clients through complex matters including high-stakes litigation and investigations. John prioritizes collaboration, and believes that strong relationships between clients and their counsel is the best road to success.

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Business Development/Corporate Formation
  • Commercial Banks
  • Complex Litigation
  • Condemnation
  • Construction Law
  • Development/Subdivision
  • Eminent Domain
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2016
  • New Jersey, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • Villanova University School of Law
    • J.D. – 2016
    • Honors: Magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Managing Editor of Tolle Lege
    • Teaching Assistant: Civil Procedure and Property
  • The American University
    • B.S. – Business Administration, 2013
    • B.A. – Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
    • Honors: Summa cum laude; University Honors; Dean’s List (all semesters)
    • Teaching Assistant: Political Science

Honors & Awards

  • Daniel F. O’Day Fellowship
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity
  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association – Young Lawyers Division, Treasurer 

Past Employment Positions

  • DLA Piper LLP (US): 2016-2020