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John M. Pumphrey
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John M. Pumphrey

John M. Pumphrey

“Trying cases is not only what I do, it is truly my passion.  I am obsessed with trial advocacy, constantly working to refine my trial skills so that I can represent my clients to the best of my ability.”

John Pumphrey has been a civil trial lawyer for 24 years.  He specializes in litigating cases involving victims of crime and sexual assault, construction injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice, product liability, commercial and motor vehicle collisions, and premises liability.  He has successfully tried dozens of cases over the last two decades, and many of his cases have resulted in seven-figure verdicts and settlements for his clients. 

Prior to joining Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., John was a medical malpractice defense attorney for ten years, where he gained and honed his trial skills while successfully defending physicians and nurses in hundreds of medical malpractice practice cases throughout Philadelphia and surrounding counties, cases involving practically every branch of medicine.

John was the youngest lawyer appointed by former Governor Edward G. Rendell to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Medical Malpractice Insurance Crisis Task Force in 2002, an entity charged with creating comprehensive measures to address the issues of improving the availability of health care in Pennsylvania.

After practicing for several years, John returned to school and obtained his Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law in 2009.

John has been honored by his peers from 2014 – 2022 as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine.  He is also member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, an organization reserved for the top 1% of attorneys in the United States, in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice.  He is also a member of the top 100 trial lawyers of The National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications.

John M. Pumphrey

Areas of Practice

  • Sexual Assault Victims
  • Sexual Abuse Victims
  • Crime Victims
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial and Automobile Accidents
  • Medical and Nursing Home Malpractice
John M. Pumphrey

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine in the area of Personal Injury, 2014 – 2020
  • Member, Top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Medical Malpractice Insurance Crisis Task Force, Appointed by former Governor Edward G. Rendell, 2002
John M. Pumphrey


Mr. Pumphrey, I am afraid I cannot find the good enough words to express my feelings. Your preparedness for the case, your professional expertise, your desire to fight and win were so obvious to me. Your advice and moral support are much appreciated. You exceeded my best expectations. – Alex Gorel

Mr. Pumphrey is professional, experienced and extremely knowledgeable. I felt confident to have him serve as a champion for my personal injury needs. He went above and beyond to advocate for me and this differentiates him from the rest. – Tiffany Randolph

John M. Pumphrey

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • LL.M. – 2009
    • Major: Trial Advocacy
  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Honor Society
    • Law Review: Widener Law Symposium Journal