John C. Leddy Associate





John Leddy focuses his practice on commercial litigation and defending corporations/individuals in negligence-based claims in the transportation, construction and real estate industries, among others. John’s complex tort practice focuses primarily on premises liability, labor law and multistate transportation matters. He litigates matters in state and federal court, from inception through resolution by settlement, dispositive motion, trial or mediation/arbitration. John maintains a strong relationship with his clients throughout the various industries built on trust, responsiveness and reliability. John is counted on as a key member of our clients’ legal teams by reducing client risk and exposure in preventing claims at the outset through eventual resolution.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, John worked as an associate at a boutique litigation firm in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. While there, his practice focused on construction litigation, premises liability, product liability, employment law and travel-based litigation.

In law school, John worked as a law clerk for a Fortune 100 multinational insurer in the litigation and coverage practice groups, where he drafted numerous coverage opinions and conducted expansive legal research pertaining to jurisdictions across the country. John also served as a student attorney at the Boston College Civil Litigation Clinic providing legal services to indigent families in the Greater Boston area. Also during law school, John interned at the Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor in the Boston regional office, focusing on issues pertaining to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Occupation Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). John also interned for the National Mediation Board, Office of the General Counsel, focusing on issues concerning the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and external litigation.