John M. Arose is a member of McNees’ Litigation and Education Law Groups. He handles a broad range of matters for educational institutions. John also brings significant courtroom experience with representation of many clients in bench and jury trials.

What does John do for Clients?
Leveraging almost a decade of litigation experience, John handles client matters from beginning to end. He represents various clients in education, criminal defense and other practice areas by drafting and reviewing discovery; defending and conducting depositions of witnesses; drafting briefs; handling mediations and preparing for trial; and representing clients in appeals.

Prior to joining McNees, John worked in the litigation groups of three Harrisburg-area law firms. He also served as deputy public defender in the Dauphin County Public Defender’s Office for two years, where he was co-counsel in a complex corporate fraud case; drafted and submitted appellate briefs filed in the Superior Court for the Middle District; and maintained and organized an active Court of Common Pleas case load of more than 100 clients.


Saint Joseph’s University, B.S. in Business Administration, 2008

Villanova University, Certificate in Paralegal Studies, 2010

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2014


Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2022


Dauphin County Bar Association

James S. Bowman American Inn of Court


Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Middle District of Pennsylvania

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

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