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John N. Yokow

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John is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. John’s practice focuses on civil litigation matters including personal injury/negligence defense, product liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, bad faith claims, complex commercial / business disputes, and employment.

John is experienced in all areas of civil litigation including responding to and drafting demand letters, researching, drafting, and arguing dispositive and evidentiary motions, preparation and review of written discovery requests and responses, taking and defending depositions, and trial advocacy.

Prior to joining Melick & Porter, John worked for two civil litigation law firms. There he participated in a wide range of litigation matters including the defense of product manufacturers and insurers and the prosecution of affirmative recovery actions on behalf of institutional clients. John’s prior experience also includes investigating insurance coverage and fraud and defending suits involving 1st and 3rd party actions against insurers and their insureds (including complex G.L. c 93A claims, general negligence, and breach of contract actions).

John has also worked as a member of a regional automobile insurer’s staff counsel office and gained substantial trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant District Attorney, John tried more than 20 cases to verdict and argued numerous evidentiary and non-evidentiary motions before the Middlesex County District and Juvenile Courts.

John earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 2015 and Bachelor of Arts from Stonehill College in 2011. While at Stonehill, John was a four-year member of the college’s varsity ice hockey team. Away from the office, John is an avid ice hockey fan and enjoys golfing, the beach and attending live music performances.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., (2015)

  • Stonehill College, B.A., Political Science (2011)


  • Mass Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Suffolk Law School Alumni Student Mentor