John Custer III emanates from the world of high-level regulatory compliance. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, he assessed the effectiveness of clients’ internal controls over financial reporting. His role helped support annual Sarbanes Oxley and financial statement audits, as well as regulatory engagements, such as antitrust compliance. With a computer science master’s level education, he grew comfortable with security protocols, change management, and the documenting of new processes.
But John III had always admired his father’s work. He felt the law would be a way to solve more holistic problems for people in need—such as by guiding startups, advocating for clients, planning estates, and smoothing the wheels around contract negotiations and settlement disputes. He wanted to be a respected counsel. So he went to law school to make his dream a reality.
In 2009, John joined his father’s practice as an intern, before starting full time in 2011. He is delighted to handle trust litigation, trademark registration and disputes, real estate closings, LLC formation, and special-needs trusts—for both profit and non-profit enterprises. He is also actively seeking small and startup business clients.
John earned his B.A. at Bucknell University as an economics major, and went on to receive his M.S. in computer science at Villanova University. He then earned his J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.
At Custer & Custer, John builds strong relationships with clients. When he isn’t practicing law, he participates in racetrack driving events called “Driver Education,” where participants learn to drive in high-speed but controlled race conditions.