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John J. Dwyer

John J. Dwyer

Senior Attorney

John Dwyer represents franchise and other business clients in federal and state courts and alternative dispute resolution forums in complex business disputes. 

He both prosecutes and defends cases involving termination, encroachment, transfer, breach of contract, discrimination, antitrust, fraud, tort, and other issues. John is actively involved in all stages of the litigation process – from issue identification and settlement negotiations to pre-trial discovery and motions practice to trial and beyond. He recently successfully defended a discrimination suit brought by customers of a national restaurant chain.

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaMarylandVirginia
CourtsUnited States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia CircuitUnited States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitUnited States District Court for the District of ColumbiaUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 1990
    cum laude
  • B.A., Providence College 1986
    cum laude

Clerk Experience

  • Clerk to the Honorable Jonathan R. Steinberg, US Court of Veterans Appeals

Prior Experience

While a trial lawyer for the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice, John prosecuted civil tax cases on behalf of the government in federal district court.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association



+1 703 773 4249
(Work, Northern Virginia)