John J. Speicher
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Education

  • Temple University, J.D.
  • Denison University, B.S., cum laude

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Area

Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2011 - 2021)
  • Berks County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program graduate

Expertise & Certification

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Membership

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Berks County Bar Association Executive Committee, former member and president
  • Community Justice Project, board of directors
  • YMCA of Reading and Berks County, former president of the board of directors
  • United Way of Berks County, volunteer

John J. Speicher

Counsel(610) 370-8106
jspeicher@barley.com
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John is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, practicing in commercial and personal injury 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 2021 by Super Lawyers Magazine.

From 1995 to 1997, the Berks County native chaired the board of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County. He later served for four years on the executive committee of the Berks County Bar Association, including one year as president in 2002. He was also a delegate from Berks County to the Pennsylvania Bar Association and 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. She is also vice president of the Wyomissing Foundation and is on the board of trustees at Alvernia University. They have two sons, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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