John Palladino heads Hankin Sandman Palladino Weintrob & Bell’s construction practice group,
which focuses on the litigation of large public bidding disputes and complex contractual and delay
claims before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration bodies. A member of
the firm and its predecessors for 30 years, he maintains offices in Atlantic City and Cape May Court
House, New Jersey, and New York, New York.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Palladino earned a Bachelor of Business Administration
degree from George Washington University and received his Juris Doctor from Villanova University
School of Law.
As an adjunct to litigating construction contracts, Mr. Palladino spends substantial time drafting and
modifying contracts for his clients, with the goal of avoiding litigation or ensuring his clients have
an upper hand should it ensue. His core group of clients are among the largest and most successful
contractors in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York region. Building from that foundation, his
practice has steadily grown from a Southern New Jersey practice to a regional, East Coast practice,
with Mr. Palladino just as likely to be in court in Philadelphia or Miami as South Jersey. Although
the Hankin Sandman Palladino Weintrob & Bell construction practice group routinely competes
against the largest construction firms from across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Florida,
Mr. Palladino’s goal is to maintain the “small firm” personal connection that clients appreciate and
While construction is Mr. Palladino’s focus, he has significant experience dealing with varied types
of large complex business litigation, including representation of one of Philadelphia’s largest and
most powerful firms in seven and eight-figure legal malpractice actions. Additionally, Mr. Palladino is
often called upon by other lawyers to serve as a mediator to assist in resolving complex construction
and other commercial disputes.
Mr. Palladino is a Member of the American Inn of Courts; the American Bar Association; the New
Jersey State Bar Association, Construction and Public Contract Law Section; and the Atlantic
County Bar Association.