Jack A. Bennardo, Jr. is an associate in the Health and Life Sciences Practice Group of Christie & Young, PC, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Bennardo primarily focuses his practice on the defense of complex claims in the area of medical malpractice representing hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in matters filed in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Some of his practice also focuses on the defense of casualty claims involving hospitals and other facilities.
A second-generation attorney with roots in Pennsylvania and New York, Mr. Bennardo received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Fordham University in 2005. Following his graduation from college, Mr. Bennardo worked on a variety of transactional matters (primarily commercial and residential real estate) as a legal assistant in his father’s law firm in Merrick, New York. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 2011. In law school, he served as a staff writer and an associate editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, tutored first year students in Property, and worked as a research assistant to Professor Joy Sabino Mullane.
Before joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Bennardo worked for several years in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas – as a judicial fellow to the Honorable Lisa M. Rau, as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paula A. Patrick, and as a mass tort law clerk at the Complex Litigation Center under the Honorable Arnold L. New.