John McKeever and Laura Mitchell engage in the general practice of law, with emphasis on appellate litigation, administrative and regulatory law, public policy issues, contract negotiation, drafting, and review, and preparation of wills and estate administration.
John is primarily a commercial litigator with extensive experience in multiparty regulatory matters and appellate litigation. He has participated in a number of cases before the United States Supreme Court and in numerous appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well as before Pennsylvania’s appellate courts. He also has extensive experience in public policy analysis and litigation, and legislative analysis, testimony preparation, and drafting.
John graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1972, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Law Review. His undergraduate degree is also from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu (national social science honorary society). John serves as a director, regional vice chair, and a member of the executive committee of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He is also the vice chair and a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Committee of Seventy of Philadelphia.
Laura (formerly Laura Biancke) advises clients on a wide variety of matters, including contract negotiation, drafting and analysis, the application and impact of postal laws and regulations, and estate planning and administration. Laura’s practice also includes commercial and appellate litigation matters. She has represented clients in matters before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Postal Regulatory Commission, and state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Laura received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2001. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1998. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph’s University.