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John West

My father was a compensation attorney for over fifty years…workers compensation is literally in my DNA. I grew up not only learning how to throw a baseball but also how to prepare a case and argue a position with passion.

For two decades, I helped build a statewide workers compensation practice representing all types of employers. Open lines of communication and a team approach were key principles in my litigation strategy. Defending thousands of cases have reinforced my firm belief that the party that is most prepared will achieve the best result.


I am excited to be here at Meikle West where a true commitment to cutting-edge technology combined with experience gives us the ability to provide even better and more cost-effective results for our clients.



Meikle West, LLC

Partner headquartered in Cranford office defending workers compensation matters throughout North and Central New Jersey.


Hack, Piro, O’Day, Merklinger, Wallace & McKenna


Workers Compensation defense representing self-insureds, insurance carriers, and governmental entities throughout the State of New Jersey. Partner and Manager of the Workers Comp Department.



Clerk for the Honorable Charles E. Villanueva, J.S.C. of the Essex County Superior Court handling civil and criminal dockets.



University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey

BA in English and Sociology Juris Doctorate


New Jersey State Bar Association

Union County Bar Association

Justice J. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers Compensation Inns of Court



Panelist at New Jersey State Bar Convention

Speaker and Panelist at Business Insurance Workers Compensation and Disability Management Conference



When not practicing workers compensation John can be found on the top of a mountain in the Catskills, strolling through Central Park, or exploring the world.

For a free consultation please contact us.

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