John A. DiNome

John A. DiNome



  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Camden, 1991, J.D., with honors, Served as President of the Student Body; Teaching Assistant
  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1981, B.S., General Engineering, After graduation, served five years as an Officer in the United States Army

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • All Federal Courts - New Jersey
  • All Federal Courts - Pennsylvania

John represents a variety of regional and national employers in collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and employment-related litigation. He is also labor counsel for a number of municipalities, representing them in their dealings with both union and non-union employees. Specifically, John has handled matters with the SEIU, UFCW, 1199C Healthcare and Hospital Employee Union, CNA, International Union of Operating Engineers, and PASNAP. He has served as presenter and partial arbitrator for numerous Act 111 interest arbitrations and represents employers in grievance arbitrations. He regularly advises municipal clients on labor and employment issues.

In the private sector, John represents employers in the steel, construction, health care, chemical, transportation, food services, waste management and public utility industries. In the public sector, John deals with both union and non-union employees for a number of municipal governments.

John recently taught a course in collective bargaining and arbitration at Rutgers Law School and Widener University's School of Business. He is a frequent author and lecturer on several national education programs in the field of labor and employee relations. John has lectured extensively on all facets of private and public sector labor and employment law on behalf of numerous organizations, including the American Arbitration Association, National Academy of Arbitrators, Council on Education; International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Authority; International City/County Management Association; and the National League of Cities.

Employment History

  • 1996 - Reed Smith

Honors & Awards

  • Elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Recognized by the Legal 500 US in the area of Labor-Management Relations (2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Past Chancellor of the Board of Trustees of the Rutgers University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Travis Manion Foundation


  • John enjoys studying United States History, and distance running.

Notable Quotes

  • "Medical Marijuana a Hazy Issue for NJ Employers," New Jersey Law Journal, 4 September 2015
  • "Zero-Tolerance Pot Policies Clear Hurdle In Dish Ruling," Law360, 15 June 2015
  • "Trustee's Hefty Fine is Latest in Phony-Health Fund Case," Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 December 2014
  • "New Marijuana Laws Need Not Impact Drug-Free Workplace Policies," Society for Human Resource Management, 7 November 2014
  • "Oxford Appeal May Doom Class Arbitration For Workers," Law360, 13 December 2012
  • "Employment Regulation to watch in 2012," Law360, 1 January 2012