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JOHN E. SHIELDS, JR. - of Counsel to the Firm

Bar Admissions: 
New Jersey
U.S. District Court of New Jersey 
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.    

J.D. - Rutgers University School of Law - 1985  
B.S. - Southern Connecticut State University - 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships:  
New Jersey State Bar Association
Camden County Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association  

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Serving Southeastern Pennsylvania and Central and Southern New Jersey with Over 60 Years of Combined Legal Experience in Federal and State Court.

Bar Admissions: 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

J.D. - Widener University School of Law - 1990 
B.B.A. - Temple University - 1987

Former Judicial Law Clerk to the Court of Common Pleas of the First Judicial District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Awards & Recognitions:
Trial Advocacy Skills Award - National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 
Martindale-Hubbell 'BV' Rating - Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards as rated by other legal professionals.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association 

Pennsylvania Podiatric Group - "Avoiding Liability in Your Private Practice"

Tom is the firm's Managing Member and has tried numerous jury trials and hundreds of non-jury matters, arbitrations and mediations. Tom is in his thirty-first year of practice, all of which has been devoted to civil and commercial litigation in a variety of matters. At the request of his clients, Tom has been specially admitted to practice in the courts of Florida, New York and New Jersey on many occasions during his years of practice. Tom also serves as a mediator or arbitrator in personal injury, construction, contract and commercial matters.  Tom was born and raised in Philadelphia and still resides in the City with his wife, Diane, and their children. For enjoyment, he plays ice hockey, participates in Crossfit activities and competitions, and golfs in the warmer months of the year. 

Tom can be reached at 215-803-3565 or by email.
As an experienced trial attorney for over 25 years, John has represented clients in civil and criminal courts throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  John also handles real estate transactions, traffic court matters, mediations, arbitrations and municipal court cases.  John lives in Moorestown, New Jersey. John is Of Counsel to the Firm and provided his years of experience and guidance to our New Jersey clients.
              PO Box 562 - Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Nick is an experienced attorney who has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2015. After concentrating on business and entrepreneurship in law school, Nick began his career at a midsize law firm representing financial institutions in all aspects of foreclosure and eviction proceedings. In January, 2022, Nick joined the firm in an Of Counsel position handling debt collection matters. 

Bar Admissions:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2015
State of New Jersey, 2015
United States District Court for the State of New Jersey


J.D.- Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University- 2015
Concentration in Business and Entrepreneurship

B.A. Sport and Recreation Management- Temple University- 2009

Nick lives in South Jersey with his son and in his free time enjoys attending concerts and Phillies' games.  
Nick can be reached at nickz@fsm-law.com