John F. Barrett
Member, ERM


Direct: 215.665.3391
Fax:     215.561.6661
Office: Philadelphia, PA

Cornell University, B.A.

Widener University School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions


New Jersey

New York

Court Admissions

United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District court Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit 

The Dubai International Finance Center Court

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

The Army Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Child Advocate at the Support Center for Child Advocates
  • Downhill and Cross- Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Served as Operations Officer in US Army Reserve Unit

John F. Barrett is a member in the Philadelphia office where he concentrates his practice in litigation related to transportation and cargo claims.  He is the co-chair of the firm's Commercial Transportation and the co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security Group.  John has investigated, prosecuted and defended cases involving shipping contracts, property damage, property theft and condemnation,  cargo loss, salvage, personal injury, wrongful death, and premises liability related to transportation claims.

Currently, he serves in the Army Reserve supporting AFRICOM where he frequently handles cargo claims under the Hamburg Rules and other carriage of goods by sea acts.  John has significant experience in line haul operations having spent a year working on a multi-modal supply chain running from the port of Karachi, Pakistan to Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan.  John has investigated,  prosecuted and defended cargo claims on behalf of the U.S. Government and private entities both domestically and overseas.

He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York and he has been admitted to United States District Court for the Districts of New Jersey, Eastern and Middle Pennsylvania, Eastern and Southern New York, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Dubai International Finance Center Court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.

John received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1992 and clerked for the Honorable Joseph T. Doyle of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from Cornell University. A German speaker, John has also studied at the Goethe Institute in Frankfurt, Germany.  He is 2014 graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.


Soft Targets Under FireRisk Management (Volume 61, Issue 2), March 2014

After the War - The Risks and Growing Insurance Demand in Post-Conflict Regions, Risk Management, Spotlight 2008

Adjusting for Mass DisasterRisk Management, May 2006


Speaking Engagements

Trends in New Jersey Cyber Law and Data Risk, New Jersey Insurance Defense Conference hosted by Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC, June 2016


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