John T. Carroll III

John T. Carroll, III is a member of Cozen O'Connor and co-chair of its Bankruptcy, Insolvency, & Restructuring Practice Group. John practices in the firm's Wilmington office.

In bankruptcy proceedings and commercial loan workouts, John has for many years represented a broad spectrum of clients including secured lenders, trustees, creditors’ committees, and debtors-in-possession.

John has a substantial practice in representing trustees in bankruptcy and currently represents trustees in the notable bankruptcy cases of American Business Financial Services Inc., Fenwick Automotive Products Limited, Hospital Partners of America, Inc., HRP Myrtle Beach Holdings LLC, HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, Monaco Coach Corporation and Pope & Talbot, Inc. John served as interim trustee in the nationally prominent bankruptcy cases of the Foundation for New Era Philanthropy, Inc. and Nutri/Systems, Inc. John has also served as a chapter 7 panel trustee and chapter 11 trustee in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Delaware.

John is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Del., where he is also an adjunct professor currently teaching the chapter 11 bankruptcy course.

John has regularly lectured on a variety of topics for various organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Commercial Law League of America, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, Endowment & Foundation Summit on Investment Management, the National Business Institute, and the National Association of Credit Managers.

John's professional memberships include the American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Law League of America and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference and he is also a member of the Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Bar Associations.

John graduated from Villanova University in 1978 with a B.S. in accounting. In 1981, John received his J.D. from the Delaware Law School of Widener University. Since 1981, he has been concentrating his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and restructuring. He is board certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification and has received an AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell. John has also been designated as a "Super Lawyer" in Delaware. John is licensed to practice law in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

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Areas of Practice 1) Bankruptcy and 2) Insolvency & Restructuring
Law School Widener University School of Law (J.D.,1981)
Education Villanova University (B.S., 1978)
Bar Member / Association Delaware State Bar Association, Pennsylvania State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cozen O Connor
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