John J. Mooney, III


Senior Managing Attorney

Attorney Mooney has over thirty years of experience in the general practice of law. After being a partner in the law firm of Gates and Mooney for eleven years, he opened the firm of Mooney and Associates in 1997.

His expertise and litigation experience, especially in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense and family law, is well known in York and Adams counties. Attorney Mooney is also experienced in handling probate estate administration, estate planning, real estate transactions, business organizations and transactions, and all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, including preliminary hearings, trials, and the appeals process.

As an authorized Title Insurance Agent since 1987, Attorney Mooney offers legal expertise along with your title insurance at no additional cost when representing his clients in the purchase of real estate.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Title Insurance
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Defense
  • Preliminary Hearings
  • Trials
  • Appeal Process
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Business Organization
  • Transaction Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1983
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1984


The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1983 J.D.
Virginia Tech, B.S. 1980
Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1983
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1983
  • York County Bar Association, 1983
  • York County Trial Attorney Association
  • Kiwanis, President: 1989 – 1990
  • HART Center Sponsor, 1997 – 2004
  • Board Member, Life Skills, 1989 – 1992
  • Board Member, United Cerebral Palsy of South Central PA, 1992 – 1993

Past Employment Positions:

Gates & Mooney, Hanover, PA, Partner, 1986 – 1997