During the Spring semester of 2018, John Mattiacci taught as a Temple Law adjunct professor of trial advocacy at his alma mater. He co-taught a 2L class with his wife, Laura Carlin Mattiacci. Both John and Laura graduated from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 2002. They served together on the school’s award-winning trial team during their second and third year of studies. Their squad won multiple tournaments, including the National Championship in 2001 in New Orleans.
John and Laura both bring practical trial experience to the classroom. John is a personal injury lawyer handling cases on behalf of injured victims. Laura is a co-owner at Console Mattiacci Law LLC, a separate firm that handles employment matters on behalf of workers and employees. They both have tried many jury trial cases over the years.
John said, “This was the first time I had an opportunity to teach, and I loved it. Interacting with our students was an incredibly rewarding experience. I hope they enjoyed the class as much as Laura and I enjoyed teaching them.”
Both John and Laura believe that their teachers and trial team coaches at Temple Law prepared them well for lives as trial attorneys. Their time on the trial team occurred during the tenure of legendary trial advocacy professor and evidence guru Eddie Ohlbaum. Professor Ohlbaum, who passed away in 2014, imparted invaluable lesson about trial advocacy to them, something that John and Laura hoped to pass on to their own students. John and Laura also benefited from being coached by attorneys Marissa Boyers Bluestine and Rich Negrin.