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John R. Bielski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Willig, Williams & Davidson
1845 Walnut Street, 24th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-656-3652
Fax: 215-561-5135
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008, 2011
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

Labor and employment practitioner John R. Bielski has handled a wide range of matters arising under the laws and regulations governing collective bargaining, union representation, wage and hour issues and employment discrimination. John appears on behalf of clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Philadelphia Civil Service Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, among others.

A selection of John’s notable achievements include successfully defending a firefighter at an arbitration hearing challenging his dismissal for comments made about his employer; securing sanctions against a school district which refused to abide by a labor arbitration award ordering an employee to return to work; successfully prosecuting a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act claim in federal bankruptcy court on behalf of hundreds of hospital employees whose employer had terminated their positions without providing the requisite 60 days’ notice; and litigating claims of veterans denied their rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

As a Temple University School of Law student, John served as Temple Law Review’s Editor-in-Chief and graduated magna cum laude. He double-majored in English and philosophy as an undergraduate student at Pennsylvania State University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. Prior to entering law school, he earned a Masters degree in English from University of Virginia.

About John R. Bielski

First Admitted: 2001, Pennsylvania

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Educational Background

  • University of Virginia, M.A., 1992
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1987

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • American Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 2001 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Determining Whether You Should Appeal or Not: The Possible Gains and Losses," Appellate Practice and Procedure in Pennsylvania Courts, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2006
  • "Minor League Players Sue MLB for Wage, Antitrust Violations", The Legal Intelligencer, 2015
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Office Location for John R. Bielski

1845 Walnut Street
24th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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