At Keller Postman, J.J.’s practice focuses on product liability and antitrust. He handles all aspects of positioning cases for trial, including arguing critical motions, taking and defending expert depositions, law and briefing, trial strategy, and preparing witnesses to testify at trial. He specializes in developing the complicated science necessary to litigate products-liability cases and figure out how to explain those scientific concepts in a compelling way that will resonate with judges and juries alike.
Currently, J.J. helps to lead the firm’s litigation against the makers of Zantac, a drug that the firm alleges cause various types of cancer. He also provides legal support on complex issues for the firm’s other matters. He previously served on a trial team in the 3M litigation in which a Keller Postman plaintiff sought to hold the company accountable for selling defective earplugs to members of the military.
J.J. was recognized as a 2022 and 2023 District of Columbia Super Lawyers Rising Star for demonstrating outstanding professional achievement and attaining a high degree of peer recognition.
Before joining Keller Postman, J.J. worked for Walsh Law PLLC and Wilkinson Stekloff. At those firms, J.J. served on trial teams representing plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes product liability and antitrust trials.
J.J. served as a law clerk for Judge Raymond Kethledge of the Sixth Circuit, Judge Amul Thapar of the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court.
J.J. earned his law degree from the Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, was named best oralist in Yale’s moot-court competition, and won the 2014 National Trial Competition. Prior to law school, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. J.J. received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard College.
J.J. is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and Kentucky only.
"As a former defense attorney, I have been proud to help level the playing field on behalf of my injured clients. I particularly enjoy working with clients to tell their stories in a way that will resonate will judges and juries. And I am especially proud of serving on a trial team in the 3M litigation, helping injured veterans secure justice against a giant company, 3M, that deceptively marketed defective earplugs to our nation’s armed forces. "