John M. Skrocki
John M. Skrocki joined Burns White in 2007 when his long-term care practice group joined the firm. He had been with his former firm, McKissock & Hoffman, P.C., since 2000, and worked for ten years with the firm of McWilliams and Mintzer, P.C.
As a Member of Burns White, Mr. Skrocki practices insurance defense, with a focus in long-term care litigation, medical malpractice, premises liability, and general liability. He has extensive jury trial and appellate experience, and has also successfully defended individual and institutional clients in scores of mediations and arbitrations.
Mr. Skrocki has addressed Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) audiences on various subjects impacting their industry, the most recent of which includes current trends in arbitration agreement enforcement as it applies to health care providers.
Mr. Skrocki is a 1987 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. Following graduation, he served two years as a senior law clerk for the Hon. James C. Crumlish Jr. President Judge, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Skrocki received his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 1982 from Swarthmore College, where he played football and participated in Big Brothers youth mentoring.
He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Areas of Law
- Nursing Home Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Appellate Practice
- University of Baltimore (J.D., 1987)
- Swarthmore College (B.A., 1982)
Bar and Court Admissions
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Outside of the office, Mr. Skrocki enjoys being an active member of his community and spending time with loved ones. His favorite activities include listening to music while exercising at the “Y,” frequent trips to visit with his children, parents and extended family, and he is active in his parish, Ss. Simon and Jude Church in West Chester, Pa. He and his wife also go to high school and college football and basketball games (especially Gettysburg College games where their son plays football), and occasionally take in live theater productions and concerts. Mr. Skrocki has also participated in the Appalachian Service Project, CYO and other youth sports leagues.