Firm founder John Zarych brings to each federal and state criminal case a wealth of strong academic knowledge and experience gained from battling cases in trial. Having tried hundreds of cases, John is never one to back down, even in the most contentious legal matters. For years he served as a trial attorney for the U.S. federal government before leaving to find his own firm. He is a member of the NJ and MD bars.
John is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Bar Association, Atlantic County Bar Association, The National Trial Lawyers, Cape May County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and the NRA. While attending the University of Maryland School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, John Zarych distinguished himself by being elected as an Editor of the prestigious Maryland Law Review and by achieving the highest grade in the law school for criminal procedure and administrative law. These two subjects deal with the protections afforded to individual citizens by the U.S. Constitution and the manner in which attorneys use those protections to assist citizens who are being illegally accused or oppressed by the government.
While serving on the Maryland Law Review and attending law school, John Zarych clerked for the Honorable Leon Pierson, the former United States Attorney for Maryland, where he was entrusted with significant projects in Maryland and Washington, D.C. John Zarych’s interest in criminal law began while still in law school, when he was recruited to assist some of Maryland’s foremost criminal defense attorneys in significant criminal cases.
John Zarych was recently named “Professional Lawyer of the Year for 2017” by the Cape May County Bar Association. He has also received a commendation from the Atlantic County Executive Office acknowledging the comprehensive work he has done towards helping inmates return to their communities as productive citizens. He also is an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus.
- New Jersey, 1981
- University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
- Honors: cum laude
- Law Review: Maryland Law Review , Editor
Past Employment Positions
- The Honorable Leon Pierson, the former United States Attorney for Maryland, Clerk