About John


John moved to Polk County after accepting a position with the Office of the State Attorney nearly 20 years ago and has been a Polk County resident since. For 20 years John has served as an attorney in our area. He has spent his life protecting and defending the constitution. He believes the constitution should be respected and will never legislate from the bench.  John is experienced, dedicated and ready to serve the citizens of Polk County. 

John attended the University of Tampa on a Leadership Scholarship. After graduation from the University of Tampa, John attended Nova Southeastern where he earned a Masters Degree in Business. John then attended Loyola University School of Law where he graduated with a Doctor of Law degree. John went to law school thinking he would practice tax law but an internship with the Jefferson Parrish, New Orleans’ Prosecutor’s office gave him the trial bug and since then he has spent his entire career in a courtroom. First with the Office of the State Attorney here in the 10th Judicial Circuit and now in private practice. John has been first a Prosecutor, and then a victim advocate and a trial attorney for nearly twenty years.

John is a former Chair of the 10th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. He has served as a former Chair on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and is a member of both the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association.  John also contributes to the legal community as a voluntary mediator, a victim advocate and as a member of the Lakeland Bar Association and a former member of the Wilson Inns of Court.  

John is a former Chair of the 10th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. He has served on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and is a member of both the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Polk Trial Lawyers Association. John also contributes to the legal community as a voluntary mediator, a victim advocate and as a member of the Lakeland Bar Association.

John is active in his community as a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion.  He is also a small business owner and has successfully run his own firm since 2005. He is now seeking to serve his community in a new way as a County Judge in Group 8. John brings a lifetime of experience in the courtroom, a belief in the justice system and a real desire to serve. It is for these reasons that his experience both in the courtroom and in life are essential to meeting the high standards of Judicial service. In short, experience matters and John has it.

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