Back to Attorney Directory

John M. Popilock

Practice Areas


500 Office Center Drive
Suite 301
Fort Washington PA 19034

Work Phone

215-283-1177 ext. 121

Work Email

Download Vcard

Work Fax


John M. Popilock

John M. Popilock is a trial lawyer with significant experience in complex civil litigation, and is the chair of the Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Group at Stutman Law. For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Popilock has concentrated on multi-party construction accident and product liability matters, representing workers’ compensation insurers and individuals in catastrophic workplace injury lawsuits. Mr. Popilock has aggressively investigated thousands of workplace accidents, exposing dangerous equipment and unsafe construction practices, and recovering millions of subrogation dollars for the insurers of workers required to work in these environments. He is recognized as a skilled advocate for his clients, having prosecuted more than twenty-five complex cases to verdict as lead counsel in more than a dozen state and federal courts across the country.

Mr. Popilock is regularly asked to speak with workers’ compensation insurers, risk management professionals, and other professional groups around the country (including the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), and the National Workers’ Compensation Insurance ExecuSummit) concerning the unique issues involving workers’ compensation subrogation. In addition, he frequently lectures lawyers, judges and government agencies on the investigation of workplace machine and construction accidents, and the trial techniques to successfully prosecute these complicated cases. Mr. Popilock has also contributed numerous articles discussing subrogation and trial techniques to national insurance industry periodicals.

Mr. Popilock graduated with honors from Temple University in 1991 with a dual degree in Political Science and Philosophy, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1994. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Popilock has also been admitted to practice pro hoc vice in numerous state and federal courts around the country.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Speaking Events

  • NASP 2020 Annual Conference – “No Coattails to Ride: Pursuing Subrogation When the Employee Won’t, Can’t, or Doesn’t Get Involved”
  • 2020 NASP Webinar Series – “Statutory Employer, Borrowed Servant, and Employer Negligence – The Biggest Landmines in Work Comp Subrogation”
  • NASP 2020 VIRTUAL Spring Conference – “When the Obvious Cause of a Vehicle Accident is not the Obvious Cause of an Occupant’s Catastrophic Injuries: An Introduction to Vehicle Crashworthiness Claims for Subrogation Professionals”
  • NASP 2019 Annual Conference – “Employer Liability and the Erosion of Workers’ Compensation Immunity for Your Insureds”
  • NASP 2019 Annual Conference – “When the Rubber Meets the Road: How to Determine if a Tire Failure Caused or Contributed to an Accident”
  • NASP 2018 Annual Conference – “Subrogation Lurking in the Darkness: Property Owner Liability and “Insufficient Security” Subrogation Cases When Workers are Intentionally Injured by Criminals”
  • NASP 2016 Annual Conference, NASP 2022 Annual Conference – “Building a Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Recovery from a Construction Accident”
  • NASP 2016 Webinar – “Human Factors in Forensic Engineering for the Subrogation Professional”


  • Gonzaga University School of Law – J.D. 1994
  • Temple University – B.A. Philosophy and Political Science, 1991


  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1994
  • United States District Court, Middle District of PA, 1995
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of PA, 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1997
Contact John Now