John P. Flannery II

John P. Flannery John is listed in “Who’s Who in America”, and he is a regular guest commentator on tv and radio on law and politics including Fox News, the O’Reilly Factor, and Chris Matthews Hardball.

John is a former federal prosecutor from New York who handled widely publicized federal criminal investigations and prosecutions that ran the gamut from securities fraud to a mob prison break, the bribery of Congressman Dan Flood by a rabbi, the federally funded summer feeding scandal in the South Bronx, and heroin-trafficking by major organized crime figures including “Matty” Madonna.

In private practice at the mid-town Manhattan law firm of Poletti Friedin Prashker Feldman & Gartner (founded by FDR Jr.), John represented all the airlines in the negotiation of the settlement in the Air Traffic Controllers Strike in 1981.

While John maintained a general private practice in the mid-80’s, he continued to handle complex civil matters as well, representing John Maguire, the founder of a wholly owned hi-tech subsidiary, Software AG, NA, as well as Al Neuharth, the founder of USA Today. John also had a busy criminal docket that included complex multi-defendant, multi-jurisdictional securities fraud prosecutions, the targets of alleged defense industries fraud, and those targeted in political corruption investigations.

John served twice on Capitol Hill. On the Senate side as Special Counsel to the U. S. Senate Judiciary Committee (appointed by Chairman Strom Thurmond to investigate Quadaffi’s efforts to subvert American foreign policy), and then as Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Labor Committee (appointed by Chairman Orrin Hatch to investigate the confirmation hearings of former Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan). On the House side, he served again as Special Counsel, investigating the mob’s influence in the Laborers International Union, also their influence on the Teamsters International Union, and he made a nationwide assessment of the “American Worker”. His most challenging assignment on the Hill, however, was his work on the historic Impeachment proceedings of President William Jefferson Clinton (for the democratic minority).

John was Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, representing Silicon Valley; he was responsible for forging bi-partisan legislative initiatives, serving as liaison with the minority leader, and lending his expertise in hi-tech policy making and legislation.

After Congress, John returned to practice at Campbell Flannery, PC ( as “Of Counsel”. John’s litigation practice was both civil and criminal, trial and appellate, federal and state.

John’s criminal defense and appellate practice, at the federal and state level, focused on white collar criminal defense including several significant chronic pain cases, most particularly, the Florida State appeal of Richard Paey, a chronic pain patient, unjustly sentenced to 25 years for receiving pain medication, featured on 60 Minutes in September 2007. As noted by 60 Minutes, Mr. Paev recieved a full pardon. In Knuckles vs State of Ohio, John represented a physician in a pain case appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court. John associated in these efforts with the Pain Relief Network, headed by its founder and President, Siobhan Reynolds; it is because of Richard and other pain cases, that John wrote his book, “Pain in America – and how our Government makes it worse!”

John’s civil practice includes complex fraud and contract litigation involving labor (workers), land use, employment, contract, corporate entities (whether it’s formation, or dissolution), business hi-tech, IP, Sarbanes Oxley, and a general civil practice, as well as government relations.

Mr. Flannery holds undergraduate degrees in Physics (BS, Fordham) and Industrial Engineering (BS, Columbia), a law degree (J.D., Columbia), and a Masters Degree (Masters in Information Science, GW Graduate Business School).

Mr. Flannery is married to Holly Lynne Flannery, formerly Holly Lynne Smith, his daughter is Diana (after the huntress of legend), and Holly’s daughter is Alexandra.