John Agnew practices in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law. Regarding commercial litigation matters, John represents clients in a wide range of areas, including those involving contracts, construction and lien law, landlord-tenant issues, banking matters, defending TCPA and other debt collection claims, business break ups, and other civil litigation. With respect to employment law, John handles cases involving enforcement of non-compete agreements and defends employers against complaints involving FLSA and state wage and hour laws, discrimination and harassment. He also writes articles on employment law issues for the Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog.
John is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Court, for the Middle District of Florida. He holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell and, for the past six years (2009-2014), has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine for his work in business litigation.
Prior to becoming an attorney, John was a U.S. Army Ranger. When not working, John enjoys spending time with his children and pursuing a variety of outdoor activities.
John is active in the local community. He is currently the President of the Lee County Bar Association and has been a member of its Executive Council since 2011. John also serves on the Board of Directors for the PACE Center for Girls of Lee County and is 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. Finally, John is a Fellow of the Florida Bar Foundation, a past member of the Calusa Chapter of the American Inns of Court and has spent a number of seasons coaching youth soccer.