John J. Speicher

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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"Being a trial attorney lets me help people who are otherwise powerless in the legal system."

John is a senior member of the firm’s Trial Group, practicing in both personal injury and commercial litigation. He is one of the few Berks County attorneys certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. John also maintains an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, an attorney rating service, and was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2011 through 2018 by Super Lawyers magazine, which indicates a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. John is also a member of the 100 Top Trial Lawyers of America.”

From 1995 to 1997, John chaired the board of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County. He later served for four years on the executive committee, including one year as president of the Berks County Bar Association in 2002. He was also a delegate from Berks County to the Pennsylvania Bar Association and also volunteers with the United Way of Berks County.

John graduated from Denison University with honors in history in 1973 and from Temple University School of Law in 1976. He has spoken at numerous seminars on various trial topics for the Berks County Bar Association, and is trained as a mediator and arbitrator through the Berks County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

He coached community youth teams in basketball, baseball and soccer, and led a youth basketball exchange with Germany in 1996. John is married to Patricia C. Giles, also a Berks County native and former senior vice president for Community Impact for the United Way of Berks County. They have two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren. “The people in our firm,” notes John, “not only work hard for our clients, but also work hard making a better Berks County.”

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Fiduciary Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1976
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1976
  • Denison University - 1973
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011 - 2019
  • Berks County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Berks County Bar Association, President, 2002
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • United Way of Berks County, Volunteers
  • Board Member of Community Justice Project

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chaired The Board of The YMCA of Reading and Berks County, 1995 - 1997
  • Volunteers with the United Way of Berks County