Since joining Ross Feller Casey in 2011, John M. Pinto has assisted founding partners Robert Ross, Joel Feller and Matt Casey in obtaining an impressive series of seven-and eight-figure verdicts and settlements for catastrophically injured clients.
Most recently, Pinto in October 2017 assisted Casey in recovering $17 million for a truck driver who was paralyzed after a defective crane lifting 3,500 pounds of concrete block collapsed at a construction site, striking him on the head. The Philadelphia product liability / workplace injury case settled for all of the available insurance coverage (read about the case).
Pinto has assisted Casey and Feller in a string of landmark victories on behalf of some of the firm’s most vulnerable clients—young children and infants who have suffered devastating injuries, such as brain damage, paralysis or death from bacterial or viral infections that failed to be appropriately treated or diagnosed by medical providers. Since 2014 alone, Pinto has worked on pediatric or neonatal infection cases that have resulted in recoveries totaling well over $60 million.
Pinto recently assisted Casey in reaching a confidential settlement against Geisinger Health System on behalf of the late Dr. Jennifer Sidari, a 26-year-old physician from Northeast Pennsylvania who died of a blood clot as she was just embarking on a promising career as a physician. In the highly publicized case, Pinto assisted Casey in all phases of discovery during the nearly two years of litigation as well as the week-long wrongful death trial before the confidential settlement was reached (read about the case here).
In addition to his success in the medical malpractice realm, Pinto also worked on a broad array of complex actions involving construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents and defective products that resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars for severely injured clients. Most recently, Pinto assisted Casey in recovering over $7 million for a pedestrian who was killed in a motor vehicle accident.
Prior to joining Ross Feller Casey, Pinto worked at two Philadelphia defense firms, which now provides him with important insight and knowledge into defense strategy when litigating cases against large corporations on behalf of injured plaintiffs. In 2007, Pinto began his legal career as an associate at Dechert LLP where his practice focused on mass torts and product liability matters, primarily defending companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and flavoring manufacturing industries. Pinto also maintained a pro bono practice where he successfully represented indigent and mentally disabled clients in landlord/tenant disputes and civil rights cases.
In 2010, Pinto joined Ballard Spahr LLP as an associate in the Litigation Group where he represented several Fortune 100 financial institutions in federal and state court cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Pinto also pursued RICO and ERISA claims on behalf of individuals who were denied benefits through a fraudulent employee benefit scheme.
Pinto is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Originally from Easton, Pa., Pinto earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. He went on to graduate magna cum laude from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law in 2007, where he served as Note/Comment Editor for the Temple Law Review and graduated in the top 5% of his class.