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John Adam Kerns, Jr.

Specialties

Accounting
Appellate
Arbitration
Attorneys Fees
Bad Faith
Banking/Lending
Bankruptcy
Business/Commercial
Civil Rights
Construction
Disability Rights
Discovery
Employment
Environmental
Estates/Probate
In-Camera Review
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Mass Tort
Multi District Litigation
Partnership
Patent Infringement
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Real Estate
Securities

John has been a full-time Mediator/Arbitrator for almost 23 years. He has Mediated over 1,800 matters in 32 states. The causes of action cover virtually all parts of Commercial/Civil Litigation. Before permanently going over to the dark side he was a Philadelphia Deputy City Solicitor in Major Litigation. Earlier, he was Staff Counsel for Fireman’s Fund and Allstate Insurance Companies. Before that he worked with Milton Borowsky in Jones Act/LSHWA and Air Plane Crash Litigation. He has also served as a Law Clerk to Judges Ethan Allen Doty (In charge of Compulsory Arbitration) and Joseph I. Papalini. While in and just after law school he worked as a Senior Law Clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia in both Civil/Criminal cases. He has a BBA in Economics; an MBA in Marketing in Statistical Analysis, with a minor in Management; a Law Degree; and he almost completed an LLM in Labor Law all at Temple University. Finally, he moved to Hartly, Delaware, 15 years ago, where he calls himself the current edition of Green Acres-Eddie Albert because he, and his wife Eleanor, have a farm complete with a  Tennessee Walker horse named Bo, a llama named Chauncey, a sheep, 2 Alpacas named Mr. Murphy and Stardust and an assortment of dogs (Among them 3 Goldies and 2 Corgis) and cats. 

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Honors Membership Awards

  • SPIDR/ACR
  • PA Counsel of Mediators
  • MD Counsel for Dispute Resolution
  • DE Federation for Dispute Resolution
  • Various Dispute Resolution Committees - BA/Federal/State/County Bar Associations and Maryland Dispute Resolution Commission – Professional Responsibility Committee.

Education

Temple University – BBA (Economics) ’69, JD ’76, MBA (Marketing) ’77 & completed 2/3rds LLM (Labor).