John J. Scura III, Esq.34

John fights hard for his clients and tries to educate them so they understand what is going on with their particular legal problem. John has been Certified by The Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.  Whether it is a personal injury case, bankruptcy case, litigation case or other type of matter, John wants his clients to participate in the decision making process toward solving their problem in the best way possible.

John is first and foremost a father and a husband and from this perspective passionately represents people so that they are in a better position after walking out of his office then when they walked in.

John was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He is married with four children and is an avid, sometimes not so proficient, triathlete. 


Attorney Profiles _ John Scura


 Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Construction Defects
  • Wills
  • Trusts and Estates and Related Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified by The Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • District of New Jersey
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • JD. cum laude- 1993
    • Law Journal: Journal of Sports law, Articles Editor, 1992 - 1993
  • University of South Florida
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List 1988

Published Works

  • The Time Has Come: Ending the Anti-Trust Non-Enforcement Policy in Professional Sports, Seton Hall Journal of Sport Law


  • Lecturer, Bankruptcy Basics, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2000
  • Lecturer, Trying Your First Commercial Case, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2001
  • Lecturer, Commercial Litigation Procedure and Substance, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2007
  • Lecturer, Proving Damages, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2008
  • Lecturer, Bankruptcy Skills and Methods, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Services of NJ Equal Justice Major Pro Bono Contributions Medal, 2019
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Passaic County - Big Brother of the Year, 1991
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Passaic County - Big Brother of the Year, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Passaic County Bar Association, Bar Association - Trustee
  • The American Association for Justice (AAJ) & New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Less than 1% of Attorneys in the United States Members

Past Employment Positions

  • Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom, New York, NY, Law Clerk and Case Manager, 1989 - 1992
  • Herman D. Michels, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Law Clerk, 1993 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Trustees, St. Francis Academy. Union City, N.J. 2016-Present
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Passaic County - Member of the Board of Directors, Volunteer, 1990 - 2000
  • Volunteer for Legal Services Pro Bono Domestic Violence Project, January 1, 1998 - Present
  • Pro Bono Volunteer Representing Debtors In Bankruptcy through Legal Services, January 1, 2000 - Present
  • Volunteer for Trial Lawyers Care ( Provided free legal service to victims of 911 attacks. 2001-2003
  • The Waterfront Project, Hoboken, N.J., Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Member, Knights of Columbus, St. John's Parish
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