Learn More About John M. Jurco, Attorney at Law

Education

  • St. Clairsville High School - High School Diploma (1997)
  • Ohio University Eastern – Associate in Arts (1997)
  • Marietta College – Bachelor of Arts (1999)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • College Honors
    • Psychology Major, History Minor
  • Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University – Juris Doctor (2003)
    • Law Review – Lead Articles Research Editor
    • Top 1/3rd of class
    • Externship at the Supreme Court of Ohio

Awards and Achievements

  • American Bankruptcy Institute Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy (2003)
  • Excellence for the Future Award by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (2003)
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Award (1999)
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars (2002)
  • Psi Chi – The National Honor Society in Psychology (lifetime member)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (“VITA”), Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University (2002)
  • Dean’s List, Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University, two-time recipient

Letters of Recognition

Publication

Ohio’s Government Bar Rule V: Innovation or Derogation?  Ohio Northern University Law Review, Volume XXX, Number 1 (2004)

Licensures and Admissions

  • Licensed in the State of Ohio (November 10, 2003)
  • Licensed in the State of West Virginia (May 13, 2004)
  • Licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (June 1, 2010)
  • Admitted and qualified in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals  (September 16, 2004)
  • Admitted and qualified in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (November 18, 2016)
  • Admitted and qualified in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (December 12, 2006)
  • Admitted and qualified in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (July 1, 2009)
  • Admitted and qualified in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (June 9, 2004)
  • Admitted and qualified in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (May 13, 2004)
  • Admitted and qualified in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (July 11, 2012)
  • Admitted and qualified in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted and qualified in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

Trials

Criminal Law Trials

  • State of Ohio vs Douglas Smith, Belmont County Court of Common Pleas (2015), (sole counsel)
  • State of Ohio vs Ricky McGuire, Belmont County Court of Common Pleas (2015), (sole counsel)
  • State of Ohio vs Janice Dripcheck, Belmont County Court – Northern Division (2015), (sole counsel)
  • State of Ohio vs John Peterson, Monroe County Court of Common Pleas (2016), (sole counsel)
  • State of West Virginia vs Richard Charnock, Ohio County Circuit Court (2010), (co-counsel)
  • State of West Virginia vs David McDonald, Ohio County Circuit Court (2012), (sole counsel)
  • State of West Virginia vs David Wilson, Brooke County Magistrate Court (2014), (sole counsel)
  • State of West Virginia vs David Lee, Ohio County Magistrate Court (2014), (sole counsel)

Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice Trial

Pamela Burkhart et ux vs Christopher Burns, DC et al., Belmont County Court of Common Pleas (2016), (co-counsel)

Personal Injury / Motor Vehicle Accident Trial

Sheila Plagge vs Rick Dare, Belmont County Court of Common Pleas (2013), (sole counsel)

Opinions

  • Caldwell v. Petersburg Stone Co., Case No.: 05MA12, 2005-Ohio-6793 (7th Dist., 2005), (co-counsel)
    • Subsequent history:
      • Case No.: 2006-0184, 2006-Ohio-1967, 109 Ohio St. 3d 1423, 846 N.E.2d 533 (2006)
      • Case No. 2006-0184, 2007-Ohio-150, 112 Ohio St. 3d 1212, 860 N.E.2d 107 (2007)
      • Case No.: 2006-0184, 2007-Ohio-1266, 113 Ohio St. 3d 1445, 863 N.E.2d 659 (2007)
  • DeLess v. Cox Enters., Case No.: 07BE31, 2008-Ohio-7140 (7th Dist., 2008), (co-counsel)
  • West v. Devendra, Case No.: 11BE35, 2012-Ohio-6092 (7th Dist., 2012), (sole counsel)
  • State v. Robson, Case No.: 13 BE 41, 2014-Ohio-5637 (7th Dist., 2014), (sole counsel)
  • State v. Green, Case No.: 14 BE 0055, 2016-Ohio-4915 (7th Dist., 2016), (sole counsel)
  • State v. Ward, Case No.: 15BE0053, 2016-Ohio-4908  (7th Dist., 2016), (sole counsel)
  • Jochum v. Waste Mgmt. of W. Va., Inc., Case No. 34264, 224 W. Va. 44, 680 S.E.2d 59 (2009), (co-counsel)
  • Heard v. Plumley, Case No.: 13-0300, 2014 W. Va. LEXIS 296 (2014), (sole counsel)
  • State v. Bowman, Case No.: 15-0030, 2015 W. Va. LEXIS 1028 (2015), (sole counsel)
  • Burke v. Glanton, Case No.: 12CV851, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161287 (W.D. Pa., 2012), (co-counsel)
  • Burke v. Glanton, Case No.: 12CV851, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172647 (W.D. Pa., 2012), (co-counsel)
  • Lee v. K&P Bros., Case No.: 4:07CV182008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24472 (N.D. Ohio, 2008), (co-counsel)
  • Bailey v. E. Liverpool City Hosp., Case No.: 4:14CV2809, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115504 (N.D. Ohio, 2015), (sole counsel)
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The Personal Side of Attorney Jurco

A resident of Belmont County, Ohio, John enjoys walking trails, going to yard-sales, and home-improvement activities in the summer and reading and snow-plowing in the winter. For the past 4 years, he has also cleared family land by hand on the weekends. With a large extended family, he enjoys entertaining relatives.

An extensive traveler, John travels about two weeks out of the year. A recent trip to Virginia included visits to Monticello, Mt. Vernon, Appomattox Court House, the Museum of the Confederacy, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, the Jamestown settlement, and Berkeley Plantation. A trip to New England included visits to Massachusetts sites, Lexington, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Elie Wiesel Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial, and also sites in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine. Past trips include Savannah, Georgia with visits to St. Bonaventure Cemetery and Fort Pulaski; California, with visits to The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs; and Texas, with visits to the Dallas assassination site of President John F. Kennedy and the Alamo in San Antonio.