John J. Hession

John J. Hession

New York
United States Supreme Court
First, Second, Third, Fifth & Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Eastern & Southern District of New York
Eastern & Southern District Bankruptcy Court of New York

New York Law School, J.D., 1980
Honors: Robert F. Wagner Moot Court Winner
Honors: National Moot Court Team
Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A., 1977
Honors: Columbia College Scholar
Honors: New York Regents Scholar
Major: Political Science, Psychology

Named as one of New York’s “Super Lawyers” Metro Edition (Transportation and Maritime) in 2013.
Rated Metropolitan Area Top Lawyer 2016 by New York Law Journal
A.V. Pre-Eminent Judicial Rating since 1985

Maritime Law Association of The United States, Proctor Member since 1981
New York State Bar Association
Member Admiralty Committee, New York City Bar Association
United States Lifesaving Association, Lifetime member since 1972

John J. Hession has been involved in all aspects of litigation in admiralty law, aviation, construction, labor law, civil litigation, and insurance coverage before both State and Federal Courts for over forty years. “Jack” Hession has tried over one hundred and fifty high exposure jury and non-jury cases to conclusion, including the 2003 Staten Island Ferry Limitation of Liability, in which he was lead Counsel for the Claimants. Mr. Hession has argued numerous cases in the New York Court of Appeals, as well as in the First, Second and Third Departments, numerous cases in the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh circuit Courts of Appeals, and The United States Supreme Court.