John T. Morgan Jr.
John T. Morgan, Jr. began his career at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer in August 2020 as a member of the firm’s workers’ compensation practice group in the Philadelphia office.
Originally from Kansas, John graduated cum laude from Emporia State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education. John earned his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, graduating with honors. During his study at Villanova, John was a staff writer for Volume 64 of the Villanova Law Review, which published John’s case note, The Coca-Cola Capitation Conundrum: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Leaves Philadelphians Thirsty for Soda and Certainty in Williams v. City of Philadelphia. John also participated in the 58th annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition, where he and his partner won the “Best Brief” award and finished as quarterfinalists. John was also involved in Villanova’s National Competitive Trial Team, Phi Alpha Delta, and Christian Legal Society.
Before joining Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, John clerked for the Honorable Janet Z. Smith in the Superior Court of New Jersey – Law Division, Burlington County, where he gained valuable experience in a variety of civil matters.
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, lifting weights, traveling, listening to music, and playing ping pong.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
Emporia State University (B.S.ED. in Mathematics, cum laude)
District of New Jersey
Professional Honors & Awards
John T. Morgan, Jr., The Coca-Cola Capitation Conundrum: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Leaves Philadelphians Thirsty for Soda and Certainty in Williams v. City of Philadelphia, 64 Vill. L. Rev. 221 (2019).
John T. Morgan, Jr., Third Circuit to Rule on Whether Uber Drivers are Independent Contractors or Employees, Villanova Law Review Blog (Nov. 6, 2019), https://villanovalawreview.scholasticahq.com/post/347-third-circuit-to-rule-on-whether-uber-drivers-are-independent-contractors-or-employees.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Philadelphia Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section