Law Office of
John F. Schutty, P.C.


John F. Schutty has handled a wide variety of complex civil litigation during his career.  He has spent the largest part of his career as an advocate in high profile commercial, personal injury, civil rights and wrongful death litigation.  Mr. Schutty previously served as a defense attorney, representing major airlines and product manufacturers. Since 2002, Mr. Schutty has achieved extraordinary results for clients who have experienced civil rights violations, been seriously injured, or lost a loved one as a result of negligence, medical malpractice, and/or product failure.


* Law Office of John Schutty, P.C., 2007-present
* Of Counsel Attorney, Speiser, Krause, Nolan & Granito, 2002-2007
* Private Banker, Lehman Brothers, 2000-2002
* Partner, Condon & Forsyth, 1991-2000
* Associate Attorney, Condon & Forsyth, 1983-1991


* JD, Fordham Law School, 1983
* BA, Columbia College, 1980


* American Bar Association
* New York State Bar Association
* Association of the Bar of the City of New York 


Mr. Schutty has written numerous articles on aviation law and trial preparation that have been published in The New York Law Journal  and other legal periodicals. He also has appeared on CNN's Burden of Proof and has spoken at both national and international forums as a guest lecturer on subjects related to aviation litigation and trials. A few of his published articles are:

* Pattern Jury Instructions: Work Backwards to Evaluate the Merits of Your Adversary's Claims and Your Defenses, 7 The Alert 7 (June 1997)
(The Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association's Corporate & Association Counsel's Division);

* New Wrinkles in an Old Treaty Governing Air Carrier Liability, 221 N.Y.L.J. 29, at 1, col. 1 (Feb. 16, 1999);
* Accidents Under Article 17 of the Warsaw Convention - What Facts Will Establish Liability for Passenger Personal Injury or Wrongful Death?
(Paper presented at the "1998 Aviation Litigation Seminar" sponsored by the American Bar Association in Washington D.C. in October 1998)

* Brokerage Agreements & the New York Statute of Frauds, 3 The Alert 3 (September 1998)
(The Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association's Corporate & Association Counsel's Division);

* Aircraft Brokerage Agreements and the Fraud Statute, 220 N.Y.L.J., at 1, col. 1 (July 30, 1998)


* Rated as one of the "Top Attorneys" in the New York Metropolitan Area - Super Lawyers Magazine - 2007 through 2019