Litigation Attorney

After growing up in several different places throughout his childhood, John now calls Southwest Florida home. John graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Upper Canada College in Toronto, Canada, and attended the University of Missouri where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both English and Sociology. While at Mizzou, John made the deans list multiple times, served as Vice-President in his fraternity, and volunteered as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Columbia, Missouri.

After college, John made his way to Southwest Florida and earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg. John worked part-time as a law clerk during law school and volunteered at the family forms clinic in Tampa to gain valuable real-world legal experience. John focuses his practice on civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including contract disputes, real property, personal injury, first-party insurance litigation, and more.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented individuals in bankruptcy proceedings in both Federal District Court in Tampa, Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals setting precedent for the entire Eleventh Circuit for an issue pertaining to whether certain debts can be discharged through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  • Successfully litigated against insurance companies on a variety of different matters ranging from car accidents to first-party property damage claims gaining just compensation for clients.
  • Represented homeowners, contractors, and subcontractors in connection with various construction disputes including prosecuting and defending against construction lien foreclosures.
  • Represented individuals and companies in both residential and commercial landlord/tenant disputes including lawsuits for eviction and collection of rent.
  • Represented individuals and companies in a variety of commercial contract disputes including the purchase and sale of real estate, goods, and services.


  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2015
  • B.A., English, University of Missouri, 2011
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Missouri, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2015


  • Member, the Florida Bar
  • Admitted to Practice: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, All Florida State Courts
  • Member, Sarasota County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri, Big Brother, 2009-2010.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, Big Brother, 2016-2020.


John likes to play golf and exercise in his free time. He enjoys every minute he spends with his wife, Erin, and remains close with his family in Florida, St. Louis, MO, and Milwaukee, WI. He continues to cheer on his Mizzou Tigers every chance he gets.