John B. Dempsey

John B. Dempsey: Attorney with Myers, Brier & Kelly, L.L.P.
  • Partner at Myers, Brier & Kelly, L.L.P. (15 Attorneys)
  • 425 Spruce Street, Suite 200, Scranton, PA 18501-0551
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Jack is a trusted lawyer and advisor to his clients and colleagues. He represents public companies in the energy, financial service and insurance sectors, as well as Pennsylvania businesses operating in the Mid-Atlantic region and institutions of higher learning. Jack has represented high-ranking members of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of Pennsylvania government. Jack also represents individuals and families in high value personal injury matters and financial fraud litigation, and he has secured verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients in excess of eight-figures.

Jack has earned a reputation centered on his hard-working approach to the practice of law. He commits himself to understand and then to confront the regulatory, transactional and investigatory challenges faced by his clients. Jack serves as general outside counsel to several clients. He practices in the areas of oil and gas law, internal investigations, market conduct and sales practice litigation, white collar criminal law, contractual and business disputes, securities disputes, wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, insurance coverage and insolvency, banking litigation, and viatical and life settlement litigation.

Jack has litigated matters in dozens of state and federal courts throughout the country, appearing at the trial and appellate levels. He has handled securities arbitrations before FINRA, employment matters before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, represented members of the judiciary including before the Judicial Conduct Board, and litigated in the Office of Open Records.

Jack Dempsey is a Dunmore native, who left Northeastern Pennsylvania in 1994 to pursue academics and athletics at Princeton University. He completed his education with honors from the Villanova University School of Law, and then spent six years with a leading national law firm based in Philadelphia. In 2007, Jack returned home with his wife and daughter to join Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP as an associate attorney. Jack was promoted to the partnership in January 2014.

Jack’s wife Jennifer is a foot and ankle surgeon. Together, they reside in Dunmore with their four daughters. Jack and Jenny have passed to their daughters a deep appreciation for their community, a commitment to academics and a love of athletics.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Securities Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
570-309-6024  Phone
570-342-6100  Phone
570-342-6147  Fax
University Attended:
Princeton University, A.B., 1998
Law School Attended:
Villanova University, J.D., cum laude, 2001
Year of First Admission:
2003, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2001, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bar Association and Lackawanna County Bar Association
Reported Cases:
Stanley P. Laskowski, III and Marisol Laskowski v. U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 918 F. Supp. 2d 301 (M.D. Pa. 2013);
Image Masters, Inc., et al. v. Chase Home Finance, et al., 489 B.R. 375 (E.D. Pa. 2013);
First United Bank & Trust v. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., 667 F. Supp. 2d 443 (M.D. Pa. 2009);
Jones v. ABN AMRO Mortg. Group, Inc., 551 F. Supp. 2d 400 (E.D. Pa 2008);
Luzerne County Retirement Board v. Makowski, et al., 627 F. Supp. 2d 506 (M.D. Pa. 2007);
Koken v. Reliance Ins. Co., 586 Pa. 269 (2006).

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