Company: McCarter & English, LLP
Location: Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, United States
John J. Lombard Jr., Esq., Lawyer at McCarter & English, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Law.
With over 40 years in the field of law, Mr. Lombard has represented both high-profile clients and heartfelt cases. He is known for his representation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the estate case of John G. Johnson, wherein 1,278 paintings were bequeathed to the museum. Mr. Lombard represented the sole survivor, a four-year old girl, of a Northwest Airlines flight that killed six crew and 148 other passengers. In the case, the National Transportation Safety Board was able to attribute the cause of the accident to the flight crew’s failure to ensure flaps and slats were extended for takeoff. Mr. Lombard has been recognized with a 2002 Distinguished Estate Planner Award from the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.
Born to John James Lombard and Mary R. Lombard in Philadelphia, Mr. Lombard graduated from LaSalle College with a BA, cum laude, and earned a JD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. He entered the field with Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, becoming a partner and serving until 1984. From 1985 to 1990, he was a manager of the personal law section of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and served as vice chair of the section from 1990 to 1992. Until 1999, Mr. Lombard served as the chair of Morgan Lewis & Bockius. Since 2000, he was worked as a special counsel of McCarter & English. Mr. Lombard has also chaired the Subcommittee on Powers of Authority since 1993, and held the role of director of the Advisory Committee on Decedents Estates Laws of the Joint State Government Commission since 1992. He was the secretary and director of the Airline Hydraulics Corp. in Philadelphia from 1969 to 2000.
Mr. Lombard is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World. He also holds a 2017 William J. Whelan Alumni Service Award and a 1992 Treat Award from the National College of Probate Judges. He is the co-author of “Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives,” now in its third edition, as well as numerous articles in legal literature. Mr. Lombard is a prolific civil volunteer, vice president of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, and a member of numerous legal societies. He is the proud father of John James, William M., James G., Laura K., and Barbara E., as well as the grandfather of ten.
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