Co-founder of Senft Law Firm in 2004, John concentrates his practice in a variety of areas, including corporate and business law, labor and employment law, wills and estate planning and administration, commercial real estate, litigation, and family law.

John is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to opening Senft Law Firm, John previously practiced at Whiteford, Tayalor & Preston (one of the largest private firms in Baltimore) and at Barley Snyder, where he chaired the firm’s employment law practice group. He has provided legal services to individuals and employers of all sizes throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Born and raised in York, John is an active member of the community and is a recent recipient of the “40 Under 40” Award, given to community and business leaders in Central Pennsylvania. He has served on a variety of boards and committees in the area, including Martin Library, York Country Day School, Big Brothers – Big Sisters, the Lafayette Club, the Jewish Community Center, Communities that Care, and the York County Cultural Alliance


  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Duke University, Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Maryland Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Community Involvement

  • Martin Library; Board of Directors, Secretary and General Counsel
  • Library Company of York, Board of Directors
  • Lafayette Club, Board of Governors
  • Big Brothers – Big Sisters of York County, Board of Directors
  • Communities That Care, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Community Center, Board of Directors
  • York Country Day School
  • York County Cultural Alliance
  • Family First Health
  • Recipient of the “40 Under 40” Award
  • York County Chamber of Commerce
  • York Human Resources Association
  • Hanover Area Human Resources Association