Born and raised in New York, John attended St. John the Baptist High School. A full football scholarship brought him to the University of Rhode Island from which he graduated in 1989 with a B.S. in Business Administration.
After college, John worked for a major national insurance company as an insurance adjuster. It was during his time handling claims that John realized that he wanted to dedicate his career to helping injured people get their lives back on track.
In 1995, John received his J.D. from Albany Law School and was thereafter admitted to the bar in both New York and Massachusetts. Later that same year, he joined a small law firm in Northampton, Massachusetts where he limited his practice to personal injury law.
The Law Office of John P. DiBartolo, Jr. opened its first office in Easthampton, Massachusetts in 2001. John later added offices in Greenfield in 2004 and Northampton in 2006.
John is a member of the Hampshire County Bar Association. At various times he has been a lecturer for the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. John has also done radio commentary for local NPR affiliate, WFCR. John currently sits on the Board of Governors for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Advisory Board of the Pioneer Valley Ballet.
In 2008, John received the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award. John’s involvement with local charities has ranged from financial supporter to volunteer to board member to fundraiser. John has been involved in one capacity or another with local organizations such as: Northampton Survival Center, Safe Passage, Community Legal Aid, Pioneer Valley Ballet, Eric Carle Museum, Willpower Foundation, Inc., Northampton Community Music Center, Best Buddies, Hitchcock Center, The David Ruggles Center, and others. John also coached youth basketball and high school football for many years.
John lives in Florence with his wife, Patty, their two children, Jack and Emily, and an old black Labrador.