John R. Middleton, Jr. is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, where he concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation.

John has extensive experience litigating complicated disputes from inception through resolution at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, the American Arbitration Association, and other forums in New Jersey, the United States and abroad.

He has represented condominium associations, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations, national, regional and global corporations, Fortune 50 companies, and individuals across a wide range of matters including litigation concerning construction defects, contract disputes, securities fraud, shareholder derivative claims, false advertising, patents, trademark/trade dress, employment, trade secrets, antitrust regulation, and negligence. He also regularly advises clients on a broad range of non-litigation matters, including the conduct and oversight of internal investigations, employment issues, and other management and legal questions.

John graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in American History and Government, and Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Before attending law school, John was a volunteer teacher in the Federated States of Micronesia.


  • Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude in History and Government (1992)
  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 1996), Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey

Published Decisions

  • In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation, 618 F.3d 300 (3rd Cir. 2010)
  • Clark v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 736 F. Supp. 2d 902 (D. N.J. 2010)
  • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. Kali Laboratories, Inc., 482 F. Supp. 2d 478 (D. N.J. 2007)
  • Jansson Pharmaceutica N.V. v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc., 456 F. Supp. 2d 644 (D. N.J. 2006)
  • Avecia, Inc v. Kerner, 299 A.D. 2d 380 (N.Y.A.D. 2d Dept. 2002)
  • Cordis Corp. v. Arterial Vascular Engineering, Inc., 175 F. 3d 1007 (2d Cir. 1999)
  • Dade International Inc. v. Iverson, 9 F. Supp. 2d 858 (M.D. Tenn. 1998)

Areas of Practice