John D. Agnew
Stockholder - Fort Myers Office

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Direct Dial: 239.344.1364
Direct Fax: 239.344.1538

John Agnew practices in the areas of business litigation and employment law. Regarding business litigation matters, John represents clients in a wide range of areas, including those involving contracts, real estate, construction and lien law, landlord-tenant issues, business break-ups, banking matters, defending against TCPA and other debt collection-related claims, among other business-related disputes. With respect to employment law, John primarily handles cases involving enforcement of non-compete agreements or defense of FLSA wage and hour claims, although he also acts as general employment counsel for several clients.

John holds the highest (AV Preeminent) rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected by Florida Super Lawyers® for recognition in business litigation every year since 2009. Prior to becoming an attorney, John was an Army Ranger; and, in June 2017, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine featured his story in "Special Force: after 50-mile marches and parachute jumps, former U.S. Army Ranger John Agnew may have overprepared for coutroom combat."

John is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Court, for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

When not working, John enjoys spending time with his children and pursuing a variety of outdoor activities.

Professional and Civic Affiliations

John is active in the local community. He is a past President of the Lee County Bar Association and was a member of its Executive Council from 2011-2015. He is also a past appointee to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee and the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel. John is a Fellow of the Florida Bar Foundation and a past member of the Calusa Chapter of the American Inns of Court. 

John is also active in the community at large. He serves on the Executive Council of the Board of Directors for PACE Center for Girls of Lee County and and also serves on the Board of Directors for Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc. (ACT). John is also a member of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, having graduated from its Leadership Program and served as a facilitator for other Leadership Program classes.

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Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Kentucky, B.H.S., summa cum laude, 2001
  • Law Degree: University of Kentucky, J.D., 2005
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar 2006

         

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