In September of 2013 the Law Offices of James W. Flood welcomed attorney John Aitchison. John is a graduate of Temple University with honors from the Beasley School of Law and an undergraduate degree from State University of New York at Albany.

Prior to joining the Law Offices of James W. Flood, John worked with Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office as the Assistant District Attorney.  John brings his experience in criminal law  for clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Berks and Lebanon counties.

John is a native to Canada and attended college at the age of 16 after completing high school in 3 years. John lives in Montgomery County with his wife, son and dog.

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy

B.A. Political Science (Public Affairs and Policy) (cum laude) – May, 2005

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA J.D. – May, 2008

Member of National Trial Team – Fall 2006- Spring 2008

  • Winner of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Trial Competition – 2006

  • Winner of Cathy Bennett Overall Best Advocate Award from National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – 2006

  • 2 Time Winner of Regional Trial Competition – 2007, 2008

  • Finalist at National Trial Competition – 2007

  • 2 Time Winner of Lewis F. Powell Medal For Excellence in Advocacy from American College of Trial Lawyers – 2007, 2008

  • 2 Time Winner of Murray S. Love Memorial Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy from Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association – 2007, 2008

Graduation Honors

  • Andrew Gay Award

  • Outstanding Performance in the Field of Evidence Award from Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys

  • James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy from Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

 

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Norristown, PA

Assistant District Attorney, August 2008 – July 2012

  • Winner, 4th Annual Intern Mock Trial Competition – 2007

  • Served in Pre-Trial, Juvenile and Narcotics Divisions

  • Graduate of Top Gun, Class XV

  • Prosecuted First Degree Murder (Capital), Third Degree Murder, Homicide by Vehicle While DUI, and Manufacture/Possession With Intent to Deliver narcotics

  • Supervised and successfully prosecuted multiple extensive wiretap investigations involving narcotics, bookmaking, homicide, and over 45 total defendants

  • Trained police and prosecutors on topics including Search and Seizure and the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance statute

Private Practice

July 2012 – September 2013

  • Representing clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offense in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Berks, and Lebanon counties