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John Rafferty

John Rafferty

 
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Animal & Dog Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
4.7/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Peter J. Thompson
Peter J. Thompson January 31, 2023
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Providing legal assistance is a demanding business - John, due to his learned and long-practiced abilities - does so with seeming ease at the highest level. Our community needs smart counselors-at-law - John serves this role for clients and colleagues . Wise clients choose lawyers like John Rafferty as he provides what others sometimes lack - thoughtfulness, consideration, creativity, professionalism and focus. He is a credit to our profession, and a trusted resource for many. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

John Rafferty and I have collaborated on many legal cases as he has the rare ability to recognize the greater nuances of legal matters - not just the readily apparent issues, but aspects that are of lasting consequence - he thinks not only of his client's "today" but of their "tomorrow" as well.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

John and I have collaborated with clients who require both his particular legal practice and mine.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
John and I have worked over the last decade of many matters.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

John Rafferty has the ability to take a deep-dive into the legal issue at hand, and does not supply superficial answers. His clients reap the benefits of his insights and focus on their pressing legal concerns. It is rare to find an attorney who is as present and thoughtful as John is - he finds creative solutions to complex problems.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

John's interest in the law, top-notch legal education and experience, and recognized legal support and innate curiosity in the law, all combine to provide John with a high level of legal knowledge. He is a resource for clients and colleagues alike.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

John's practice area demands deep critical thought and expert legal analysis skills. His time-tested ability to provide his high-level services of many years speaks to his legal analysis.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Having a sharp legal mind does not amount to much if it cannot be shared with colleagues and clients alike - John excels at client counseling and constructively discussing legal issues with colleagues. More than empathetic, John can read a courtroom and a boardroom, and when he speaks for and with clients his word is trusted.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

John Rafferty's ethics and professionalism is unparalleled - time and again, John proves that he can be trusted. He has a proven track record of involvement in honorable causes. Taking no shortcuts, John communicates and counsels clients thoroughly and is thoughtfully responsive. Working with John is always an asset for clients and co-counsel alike.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Business Law, Real Estate Law, and Animal & Dog Law
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Transactions
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Patrick Short
Patrick Short December 25, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
John is the kind of lawyer that other lawyers enjoy working with. You know he will pull more than his fair share of the load. After a long day in trial, John is as comfortable talking about the important things of life over a great supper to round out a full day of work. Trial lawyers by nature love to communicate. John is a great communicator deserving of the highest rating I can give. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Other

Have consulted together on legal matters as it pertains to Pennsylvania law in civil and criminal matters.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client
  • Represented Me or My Company

Consulted with John on a matter and John currently is advising a family member of mine regarding a civil matter particular to Pennsylvania which will be performed in West Chester, Pa.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
Consulted with John in September 2020 and am currently consulting with him on separate civil business matter.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

John is the kind of lawyer you define the legal issues and scope of the engagement and let him run with it. He anticipates future problems today so as to head off client frustration in the future. In the courtroom, he is prepared, articulate, deliberate and calm. You don't have to worry about whether he will waste resources and time in needless experts and other expenses. John identifies the best business practice, capitalize on it, while thoughtful to resources so as not expend unnecessarily.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Disciplined, a former Naval Officer and Fulbright Scholar, his work ethic translate into superior legal knowledge and effort. Unassuming, the only way I learned about his academic acumen was sitting in his office and noticed his credentials. Opposing counsel who do not prepare well, will be leaving the courtroom or boardroom wondering what just happened to their case. John will not be outworked. He will not "win" every case--none of us do--but it won't be because he was not prepared.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Methodical, disciplined and contemplative, John will thoroughly outline the client's strengths as well as their weaknesses so as to give them sound sage legal analysis advice.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Simply stated, you do not get to where John has so quickly professionally without being a great communicator.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

John is a man and lawyer of integrity. He will fight for his client within the bounds of the rules of ethics and tell clients what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Business litigation matters, document review related to business matters and formation of best business practices, any and all civil litigation matters and trials whether jury or bench.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Business Advising
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Trials

John met and exceeded my expectations in consulting with him on previous legal matters.

Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Currently engaging John on another civil legal matter. Look forward to working with him in the future on other civil matters.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
John Winicov
John Winicov October 20, 2020
Rating: 9 Lawyer Rating - 9 out of 10
John is a very experienced and intelligent attorney. When litigation is required, he will always be prepared to go to court. He will know his case inside and out and he will also know his adversaries' case well too. These skills are essential for clients who expect their legal disputes to be resolved in their favor. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

We have collaborated on several cases and I have referred some cases to him

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

I represented the client but was unable to pursue the matter in court for the client so I referred it to John.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
Within the past month
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

John approaches his cases as a skilled litigator should. He evaluates the case with care. He spends a significant amount of time with his clients eliciting all relevant facts. He researches relevant statutes and legal authority, attempts to negotiate when possible but is always prepared to go to trial if negotiations fail.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

He stays current as case law develops in the areas of the law in which he practices.

Legal Analysis: Very Good

He evaluates all sides of a claim even if the law or facts are unfavorable to his side.

Communication Skills: Excellent

He is respectful and professional with clients, other attorneys and the court.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

John' reputation in the bar is beyond reproach. He operates within the letter of the law when it comes to his professional demeanor and his ethics.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
business law, insurance claims
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Transactions
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes