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John J. Hession - New York, NY

Wall Street Plaza88 Pine Street New York, NY 10005

Updated: 09/06/2023

New York Admiralty Law Lawyer

Overview

John J. Hession has been involved in all aspects of litigation in admiralty law, aviation, construction, labor law, civil litigation, and insurance coverage before both State and Federal Courts for over forty years. "Jack" Hession has tried over one hundred and fifty high exposure jury and non-jury cases to conclusion, including the 2003 Staten Island Ferry Limitation of Liability, in which he was lead Counsel for the Claimants...
John J. Hession has been involved in all aspects of litigation in admiralty law, aviation, construction, labor law, civil litigation, and insurance coverage before both State and Federal Courts for over forty years. "Jack" Hession has tried over one hundred and fifty high exposure jury and non-jury cases to conclusion, including the 2003 Staten Island Ferry Limitation of Liability, in which he was lead Counsel for the Claimants. Mr. Hession has argued numerous cases in the New York Court of Appeals, as well as in the First, Second and Third Departments, numerous cases in the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh circuit Courts of Appeals, and The United States Supreme Court.

About John J. Hession

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty Law
  • Aviation Law
  • Construction
  • Labor Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • insurance Coverage

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1981
  • United States Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York, 2015
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York, 2015

Other Affiliations

  • Maritime Law Association of The United States, Proctor Member since 1981
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member Admiralty Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • United States Lifesaving Association, Lifetime member since 1972

Education

  • New York Law School, New York, New York, 1980
    J.D.
    Honors: Robert F. Wagner Moot Court Winner
    Honors: National Moot Court Team
  • Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1977
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Columbia College Scholar
    Honors: New York Regents Scholar
    Major: Political Science
    Major: Psychology

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Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

Wall Street Plaza88 Pine Street New York, NY 10005

Fax

  • 212-220-3780

Office Hours

Weekdays - 9et - 5et

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About John J. Hession

Included on the 2013 New York Metro list


Past Lists

  • 2012 New York — Metro Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John J. Hession on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Named as one of New York’s “Super Lawyers” Metro Edition (Transportation and Maritime) in 2013.
  • Rated Metropolitan Area Top Lawyer 2016 by New York Law Journal
  • A.V. Pre-Eminent Judicial Rating since 1985

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By Mamdouh E. on Jun. 24, 2022

0.5 out of 5 stars

Do not trust this man . I lost $25.000 because of his ignorance he is dishonest, unprofessional start calling me names after leaving him a negative review. Lost my case file I am taken legal action against that man I wonder how he become an attorney

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By Mamdouh E. on May. 03, 2019

1.0 out of 5 stars

I wonder how this guy graduated law school and become an attorney. He begged me to settle the case at the end he makes me lose $25,000 I would never recommend him. He have no idea about personal injury old would he care for is making money. Don't care about his clients

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