John Blessington is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts, including many bet the company cases. He has had success at every phase of litigation. He has represented small businesses as well as Fortune 100 companies in complex business disputes. His clients include multinational banking and financial services companies, investment advisory firms, bio-pharma companies, software companies, sovereigns, municipalities and construction firms. His cases include business, securities and loan fraud, class action, intellectual property, construction and land use disputes. In addition to his extensive and varied trial experience, John has arbitrated disputes before the American Arbitration Association, the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, FINRA and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, among other organizations. He has also handled appeals, including before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and has successfully mediated many cases.
John has been a lawyer with K&L Gates since 1993 and a partner since 1998.
John is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Commercial Litigation and has been listed as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, S. Jeanne Hall Pro Bono Award for outstanding contribution to the arts community.
John is admitted in all state and federal courts of Massachusetts and by pro hac vice to various federal and state courts throughout the United States.