John A. Farnsworth

Special counsel

John is a special counsel in the litigation and arbitration team.

He is a trial lawyer in the firm’s commercial litigation team. He practices in the areas of complex trust and probate litigation in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. Outside of the courtroom, John advises directors, officers, shareholders, investors, trustees and beneficiaries on corporate governance and fiduciary issues and conduct in an effort to minimize litigation risk.

Secretary Karen Papa





State of Connecticut, 1998

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1998

State of New York, 2006

District of Connecticut

District of Massachusetts

Southern, Eastern, Northern, Western Districts of New York

Employers required to investigate Covid-19 illnesses,’ Withers Insight - June 1, 2020, author

Temporary flexibility for I-9 review as US workforce in flux,’ Withers Insight - March 25, 2020, co-author

‘The Producers’, Private Asset Management magazine - April 2016

Massachusetts Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

New York Bar Association

The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

‘Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind of…’, Seaview Productions, New York, NY - February 2016

‘The Eggshell Audit: Identifying and Handling Cracks in Client Returns’, New York, New Haven, Greenwich - June 2014

‘A Lawyer’s Primer on Expert Witnesses: When to Use Them, How to Find Them and How to Effectively Use Them’, CT Bar Association Seminar, New Britain, CT - May 2011



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