With over eighteen years of legal experience, John B. Saville focuses his practice in the area of complex civil litigation representing clients in both state and federal courts. John ‘s practice includes the defense of individuals, corporations, business individuals, municipalities, professionals and insurance companies in all areas of civil litigation, including municipal law, products liability, premises liability, labor law, dram shop, construction defect, sexual molestation, road design, bus company liability, defamation, nursing home defense and civil rights claims. John has represented clients in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit claims through trial, including post trial motion practice and appeals. John practices in all of the courts in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland County and numerous Courts in Upstate New York. John is also admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut and has actively engaged in litigation in the State of Connecticut on behalf of his clients.
John has defended clients in high profile actions involving numerous defendants, including actions stemming out of the World Trade Center attack.
John has also successfully represented clients at alternative dispute forums, including non-binding mediation and binding arbitration and has defended clients at administrative hearings.
Additionally, John has also drafted and orally argued numerous appeals in the First and Second Departments of the New York State Appellate Division. Representative appellate decisions include:
John was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 2000, the State of Connecticut in 1999, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in 2005 and the Southern District of New York in 2017. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 1999, where he served as Managing Editor of the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary, and was a recipient of the Springer Legislative Award for excellence in Legislative Memoranda on Public Policy Issues.
John is a graduate of Fairfield University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1996. John has served as a volunteer with charitable organizations including the Suffolk County Chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and is an active volunteer in coaching youth sports including Riverhead Little League and Catholic Youth Organization Basketball. John also serves as a member of the school board at Our Lady of the Hamptons Regional Catholic School in Southampton, New York.