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John Pribish

Trial Attorney

Mr. Pribish has served as lead counsel and has litigated cases successfully in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals throughout the U.S., including New Jersey, New York, Louisiana, Texas, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, and California.

John J. Pribish has over 30 years of actual trial experience with both jury and bench trials and concentrates his practice on:

  • corporate and commercial litigation
  • civil litigation involving federal and state RICO statutes
  • antitrust
  • shareholders’ derivative actions
  • inter se partnership claims
  • partnership dissolution
  • lender liability claims
  • defense of bank directors against RTC and FDIC claims
  • foreclosure actions on behalf of both mortgagor and mortgagee
  • corporate chancery litigation

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Pribish served as assistant prosecutor, deputy attorney general, chief trial counsel, and supervising assistant prosecutor in charge of special prosecutions at the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


  • Litigation
  • Commercial/ Antitrust Litigation
  • White Collar, Internal & Government Investigations
  • Appeals

New Jersey

New York

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court – Western District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, JD, 1968

  • Saint Anselm College, AB, 1964


Published Cases

Princes Point LLC v. AKRF Engineering, Inc., et al
94 A.D.3d 588 (Supreme Court of NY/App. Div./First Dept.)

Vinick v. Friedman, et al
Superior Court/New Jersey (App.Div. 2011)

Phelps v. D&S Consultants
U.S.D.C. NJ (2011)

Pinnacle Choice, Inc. v. Steven Silverstein, et al
U.S.D.C. NJ (2008)

DiMisa, et al v. Acquaviva, et al
400 N.J. Super. 307 (2008)

Fahs Rolston Paving Corp. v. Pennington Properties Development Corp., Inc., et al
U.S.D.C. NJ (2006) (2007)

Schmueli v. Corcoran Group
9 Misc. 3d 589 (2005)

TEG NY LLC v. Ardenwood Estates, Inc.
U.S.D.C. E.D.NY (2004)

Welborn Clinic v. MedQuist, Inc.
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, August 29, 2002, 01-1253

Suzuki of Western Mass, Inc. d/b/a Allpower v. Outdoor Sports Expo, Inc., et al
126 F.Supp.2d 40 (D.Mass.2001)

James DiFiore, et al v. John DiLorenzo, et al
1997 WL 722697 (E.D.N.Y.)

Rubin Josephs, et al v. Spencer Gaines, et al
237 A.D.2d 572, 655 N.Y.S.2d (1997)

James DiFiore, et al v. John DiLorenzo, et al
1995 WL 783192 (E.D.N.Y.)

Airmont Homes, Inc., et al v. Sanford Nalitt, et al
1995 WL 313147 (E.D.N.Y)

James DiFiore, et al v. John DiLorenzo, et al
1995 WL 264128 (E.D.N.Y.)

Fleming Companies, Inc., et al v. Thriftway Medford Lakes, Inc., d/b/a Murphy’s Market, et al
913 F. Supp. 837 (D.N.J.)

State of New Jersey v. Haulaway, Inc., et al
257 N.J. Super. 506, 608 A.2d 964 (App. Div. 1992)

William Hancock v. Essential Resources, Inc., et al
792 F. Supp. 924 (S.D.N.Y. 1992)

Refuse & Environmental Systems, Inc., et al v. Industrial Services of America, Inc. d/b/a Computerized Waste Systems, Inc., et al932 F.2d 37 (1st Cir. 1991)

I/M/O Allegations of Violations of Law and the New Jersey Administrative Code by Recycling & Salvage Corporation, et al246 N.J. Super. 79, 586 A.2d 1300 (App.Div. 1991)

In the Matter of Dale W. Baker, an Attorney at Law 120 N.J. 496, 577 A.2d 158 (1990)

Refuse & Environmental Systems, Inc., et al v. Industrial Services of America d/b/a Computerized Waste Systems, Inc., et al
732 F. Supp. 1209 (D. Mass. 1990)

Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor v. Haulaway Incorporated,et al
723 F. Supp. 274 (D.N.J. 1989)

Refuse & Environmental Systems, Inc., et al v. Industrial Services of America d/b/a Computerized Waste Systems, Inc., et al
120 F.R.D. 8 (D. Mass. 1988)

Fidelity Union Bank v. United Plastics Corp., et al
218 N.J. Super. 381, 527 A.2d 938 (App. Div. 1987)

John S. Katsoufris v. Robert Adamo, et al
216 N.J. Super. 84, 522 A.2d 1046 (App. Div. 1987)

Samuel Berlanti v. Roger Bodman, et al
780 F.2d 296 (3d Cir. 1985)

Professional Background

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Obtained dismissal on behalf of major healthcare lender and investment firm which were sued for over $27 million in Supreme Court of New York, Commercial Division.

A five-week environmental cost recovery case that resulted in a substantial judgment in favor of the client against a major oil company.

A Massachusetts waste management company in a three-week federal jury trial, resulting in an antitrust verdict.

A medical transcription company in an investigation of fraudulent billing and possible debarment initiated by the State of Louisiana.  Obtained preliminary injunction restraining State from proceeding with debarment, engaged in discovery and ultimately settled case with the State agreeing to dismiss debarment proceedings and allow award of contract to client.

The owner of a commercial warehouse indicted for conspiracy and embezzlement.  Charges were dismissed after a six-week jury trial.

A prominent residential real estate company in New York City in defense of a trade-secret matter that included conversion of a customer list.

A frequently cited New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division case which established a standard of proximate cause for legal malpractice cases.

A publicly held healthcare technology company in alleged violations of federal RICO, resulting in a dismissal and a settlement in favor of the company.

A small manufacturing company in a federal antitrust matter against a wholly-owned subsidiary of the public parent company, resulting in a settlement in favor of our client.


Blank Rome LLP—Princeton, New Jersey
Partner, General Litigation

Saul Ewing—Princeton, New Jersey
Partner, Litigation

 John J. Pribish joined with Dan Reiss in 2012 to create Pribish-Reiss LLP with a focus on providing high level general counsel services to companies without the cost or addition to head count associated with companies hiring well qualified counsel internally.  His background as an accomplished trial attorney has provided a wealth of experience in many varied areas.  By coupling this skill and experience set with the proven litigation skills this firm offers, Pribish-Reiss is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive general counsel services to companies.

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