John W. Bruni

John has over twenty years of litigation experience in a broad variety of practice areas.  He has defended product manufacturers, contractors and premises owners in defense of toxic tort claims.  John has also represented manufacturers and suppliers in defense of product liability claims.  In addition, he has represented companies in litigation involving oil and gas leases, commercial contract disputes, worker’s compensation claims and personal injuries.

John has served as lead coordinating counsel for defense groups in connection with silica litigation in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  He has also counseled a large geotechnical construction firm regarding the defense of thousands of individual injury claims related to work it performed in association with clean up/debris removal at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Recently, John has been involved in a large scale eDiscovery project for an electrical utility company in connection with their defense of numerous premises liability claims.

In 2008, John was a panelist at the Defense Research Institute’s Asbestos Medicine Seminar discussing the release of Bankruptcy Trust information in connection with asbestos claims.  

When he is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a high school basketball coach.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, 1990
  • Grove City College, BA, 1987; accounting


  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court: Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association