John McN. Broaddus Esq.

John McN. Broaddus Esq.

Associate Attorney
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

John McN. Broaddus is an associate attorney who primarily handles class-action, products liability, environmental, and False Claims Act matters. He is based at our offices in Cherry Hill, N.J. Mr. Broaddus came to Weitz & Luxenberg in 2000 by way of the Washington, D.C., law firm Connerton, Ray & Simon, where he was a partner litigating environmental toxic-tort and products-liability cases.

Mr. Broaddus began the practice of law in 1982 upon his admission to the bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, three federal courts of appeals (Third, Fourth and District of Columbia circuits), and several U.S. district courts.

Mr. Broaddus is a 1975 graduate of Boston University. In 1981, he obtained a juris doctor degree from the Washington College of Law at American University. While there, he excelled academically and was selected as a Dean's Fellow. In 1999, he received a master of laws degree in environmental law from George Washington University Law School.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2000

Areas of Practice

  • Defective Drugs and Devices
  • Environmental Pollution

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2005
  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Virginia, 1982
  • Maryland, 1984
  • District of Columbia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: Dean’s Fellow
  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. - 1999
    • Major: Environmental Law
  • Boston University
    • B.A. - 1975

Published Works

  • "Preparing Experts in Toxic Tort Cases," Trial, Oct. 1989

Representative Cases

  • Riddle v. Shell Oil Co., 764 F.Supp. 418 (W.D. Va., 1990)
  • Sealover v. Carey Canada, 791 F.Supp. 1059 (M.D. Pa. 1992)
  • Ironworkers Local Union No. 17 Ins. Fund v. Philip Morris Inc., 23 F.Supp.2d 771 (N.D. Ohio, 1998)
  • In re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (“MTBE”) Products Liability Litigation, 175 F.Supp.2d 593 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Smith v. Alabama, 961 So.2d 916 (Ala. Ct. Crim. App. 2006)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Connerton, Ray & Simon, Partner