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John C. Grady

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Woodbury, NJ

Cockerill Craig & Moore, LLC
58 Euclid St
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: 856-440-1231
Fax: 856-429-1060
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Defense, Civil Rights, Land Use/Zoning, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


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Attorney Profile

Attorney John C. Grady is a partner with Craig, Annin & Baxter LLP, law firm in Woodbury, New Jersey. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 40 years of total legal experience, Mr. Grady provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean and Salem counties who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Employment Litigation 

· Criminal litigation

· Insurance coverage and recovery/reimbursement

· Insurance fraud litigation

· Personal injury

· Products liability

· Public entity liability

Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, Mr. Grady has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of both plaintiff and defendant clients alike, and he has achieved a long record of securing the favorable outcomes his clients expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. A leader in insurance fraud, he once served as Lead Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey’s Insurance Fraud Section, and he has handled dozens of cases across a broad range of insurance areas, including automobile, life and disability.

Mr. Grady has also served as member of the Tort Litigation Section as Deputy Attorney General as well as the Banking and Insurance Section. Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, he has handled numerous appeals, and he has extensive experience with the establishment and defense of care-paths, producer discipline matters, insurance rate-making litigation and other areas. He has also served as counsel to the New Jersey Joint Underwriting Authority and the New Jersey Market Transition Facility.

In honor of his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Grady has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1979 graduate of St. John's University, Mr. Grady obtained his Juris Doctor from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden in 1982. He holds his license to practice in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Civil Rights
  • 10%Land Use/Zoning
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022

White Papers

  • Fraud in the Claims Process (2019)

About John C. Grady

First Admitted: 1982, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Continuing certification as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court  

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • OIFP’s Civil Litigation yields a record $5.4 million in penalties and restitution, Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor’s Annual Report, 2005 OIFP Scores Supreme Court Victory, Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor’s Annual Report, 2006 New Jersey Attorney General & Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Obtain Over $3.5 Million in Civil Penalties from Corrupt Medical Practitioners, Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, June 15, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Former Coach, Age Group Commissioner, and League President of Baseball, Medford Youth Athletic Association
  • Assistant District Commissioner, Babe Ruth League
  •  Past Board Member and President, Springhouse Home Owners Association
  •  Founding Board Member, Vincent M. Maggitti Foundation for Cancer Research

Bar/Professional Activity

  •  Pennsylvania
  • Member Camden County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association. NJSBA appointments to the Business and Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice, and Insurance Defense Committees.
  • New Jersey

Educational Background

  • B.S. St. John's University - New York (Criminal Justice), 1979

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • How to win the storytelling war in presenting the direct and re-direct testimony of your witnesses at trial.  , Lecturer, The Nuts and Bolts of Preparing & Presenting Persuasive Direct and Re-Direct Examination , New Jersey Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, 2008
  •  Contributing author, the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor’s Annual Report
  •  Lecturer, Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute on Direct and Re-Direct Examination and taught at the Division of Criminal Justice’s Training Academy for Civil Investigators on Courtroom Testimony
  • Presenting panelist for the Camden County Bar Association for the program – “Representing Physicians in Today’s Legal Quagmire” on October 10, 2013
  • Legal, Insurance, Government, Presenter, Identifying and Handling Insurance Fraud Matters , NJICLE , 2019
  • Getting the Best Out of Witness Examination. How to win the storytelling war by establishing: your witness's humanization with the jury, their qualifications, and why the jurors should want to hear what they have to say.  Ethical Considerations in handling highly prejudicial evidence, preparing witnesses in an ethical way, and how to avoid conflicts that can disqualify you or get you disbarred. , Instructor , Civil Trial: Start to Finish , NBI, 2017
  • NBI, Instructor, The Rules of Evidence; A Practical Toolkit, 2017


  • Settlement of unique litigation challenging dissolution of municipal police force and its replacement with law enforcement services provided by a neighboring municipality under a shared services agreement.  The civil rights and other claims exposed the municipality to a multi-million dollar liability risk.  The municipality received incorrect legal advice which failed to note changes in the obligations imposed on municipalities pursuing this cost-savings decision.  A third-party legal malpractice action against the municipal solicitor and his firm was essential to a negotiated resolution. Dismissal of a police lieutenant's allegation that his promotion and transfer to a patrol assignment from the detective bureau was a retaliatory discipline. Settlement of a challenge against a municipal towing ordinance which allegedly excluded interested towing operators from outside the municipality.  A revision to the towing ordinance updated its terms and resolved the challenge. Settlement of a potential class action against a municipality accused of denying the civil rights of rental property owners and their university student tenants through allegedly discriminatory ordinances that treated rental properties and owner-occupied properties differently and imposed parking restrictions, life safety requirements, fire safety requirements, and allegedly excessive inspection fees without a proper basis. Settlement of litigation alleging retaliatory discharge after an employee who reported his supervisor's use of the "n" word against him was denied an extension of his disability leave after hip replacement surgery. Settlement of civil rights and excessive use of force litigation stemming from a fatal police shooting that resulted from an anti-crime unit's foot chase of a young man who fled a potential drug transaction when police appeared.   Settlements of claims by police officers allegedly passed over for promotion and denied desired assignments when on light duty after on the job injuries. Dismissal of claims against police officer accused of participating in or failing to prevent the use of excessive force against a suspect who died in police custody after a struggle with arresting officers. Settlement of suits alleging excessive use of force by municipal police officers after a military veteran having a PTSD episode refused to cooperate with officers and threatened to strike them and in s separate matter where a father interfered in the arrest of his adult son.   Dismissal of suit alleging that a victim of sexual harassment had instead caused a hostile work environment for her harasser and caused his job loss.   , 2020
  • Successful defense resulting in dismissal of Complaint by police officer who accused his superior officer of conditioning a promotion on a liaison with the officer's wife. , 2020
  • Successful settlement on behalf of a plaintiff injured while sitting in her parked car struck by a drunken driver.  The injuries included a tear in the shoulder tendons and neck and back injuries, the most prominent of which triggered an exacerbation of a tremor impairing the sign language skills of our Speech and Language Pathologist client. , 2022
  • Dismissal of civil rights claim against municipal police officer accused of violating the rights of an individual by enforcing New Jersey's mask mandate imposed by gubernatorial order during a declared state of emergency. , 2022
  • Successful Defense of municipality and municipal police officers against allegations of deprivation of civil rights and race-based policing after a felony car stop on a university campus.  Dismissed on motion for summary judgment.  , 2022

Representative Clients

  • Defense of municipal governments and their police officers, governing bodies, zoning, and planning boards including City of Cape May, City of Absecon, Township of Deptford, Township of Franklin, City of Ocean City, City of Pleasantville, Township of Monroe, City of Sea Isle City, City of Vineland, City of Northfield, Borough of Glassboro, Borough of Newfield, Stone Harbor Planning Board, Medford Township Zoning Board, Voorhees Township Planning Board, Mount Laurel Township Planning Board, Sentry Insurance Company, TRI-County JIF, Atlantic JIF, Camden County JIF, QBE Insurance Company, Cherry Hill Imports, Inc., The Rawlings Company.   , 2022

Industry Groups

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Defense
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Product Liability Defense.
  • Public Entity Defense
  • Specialties Insurance Fraud Investigation And Litigation
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Office Location for John C. Grady

58 Euclid St
Woodbury, NJ 08096

Phone: 856-440-1231

Fax: 856-429-1060

Last Updated: 5/18/2022

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