John L. McDermott, Jr.

John L. McDermott, Jr.

John L. McDermott, Jr. has been a litigation attorney for over 30 years. His practice is concentrated primarily in premises liability, product liability and motor vehicle liability claims. He has also represented numerous general contractors and sub-contractors in construction accident and fire loss claims. He has successfully defended woodworking equipment manufacturers and distributors, a locomotive manufacturer, as well as manufacturers and distributors of a variety of machines and machinery components.

John started with Tango, Dickinson, Lorenzo, McDermott & McGee in 1986 as a law clerk. He joined the firm as an associate upon his admission to the bar in 1988. He became an equity partner in 1991.

Outside of the practice, John has been a volunteer firefighter for the last 40 years and served as Chief of his Fire Department from 2001 through 2005 and again from 2016 through 2022. He has also been a youth soccer and baseball coach and was counsel to the Chester Little League Board of Directors.



  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law, Cum Laude, 1988, J.D.
  • Lehigh University, 1979, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1988
  • Pennsylvania 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • Third Circuit Court Of Appeals, 2003


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Construction Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Liability
  • Fire Loss