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John J. Grogan
Founding Partner


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


John Grogan and Howard Langer founded the firm in 2004. Since that time, John has focused his practice on antitrust, consumer rights and constitutional matters. In the antitrust area, John has represented clients in large matters involving the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property especially in the pharmaceutical context. John served with others in the firm as antitrust counsel for a large generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in a series of high profile antitrust matters.

John graduated, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1993, where he was the Kramer Public Interest Scholar. He received a B.A., cum laud en cursu honorum from Fordham University in 1988. John was born and raised in Doylestown Pennsylvania and graduated from La Salle College High School in 1983.

Public Interest

Prior to entering private practice, John was a founder and then director to the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Inc. Established in 1994, John co-founded the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Inc. The Center is a private, non-profit, public interest law firm serving the working poor of Southern New Jersey.

The Center meets the needs of families and community organizations that do not qualify for federally-funded legal services and that cannot afford legal services in the traditional marketplace. The Center has concentrated practice areas in immigration and immigrant rights, family law, civil rights and the representation of community-based organizations. Today, the Center employs six full-time staff and maintains three offices, two in the City of Camden and one in Atlantic City. In its twenty years of existence, the Center has served over 25,000 clients, brokered thousands of hours of pro bono service by area attorneys and served as an internship-site for numerous law students.

The Center is also a founding member of a collaborative of social change organizations — including a full service medical clinic, social services office, pastoral services and educational initiatives — called the Holy Name of Camden-Jesuit Urban Service Team, which pursues coordinated, multi-disciplinary, community development and social-change projects.

In January 2001, Mr. Grogan resigned as Director of the Center to enter private practice. He has served on its board of Directors ever since.

Honors and Awards

  • American Law Institute Elected Member 2008-Present
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – 2006-2015
  • Jewish Social Policy Advocacy Network, Social Justice Award – 2011
  • HIAS & Council Migration Services of Philadelphia, Pro Bono Award – 2007
  • Community Legal Service of Philadelphia, Champion of Justice Award – 2006
  • University of Pennsylvania Law Alumni Society, Young Alumnus Award – 2001
  • Salzburg Seminar on International Human Rights, Salzburg Austria Fellow – 2001
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, St. Thomas More Award for Public Service – 2000
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Award – 1997