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John D. Agnew
Stockholder - Fort Myers Office

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Direct Dial: 239.344.1364
Direct Fax: 239.344.1538

John Agnew has a diverse practice, representing businesses, individuals, governmental entities, and special districts. His roles range from proactive counseling and document preparation in a boardroom setting, to mediations, arbitrations, and litigation in state and federal court. On the counseling side, John acts as general counsel for clients, providing advice, legal opinions and alternative solutions to issues with the aim of maintaining compliance or otherwise resolving conflict outside of litigation.

In the event litigation is desired or unavoidable, John has extensive experience in business and employment disputes, among others. Regarding business litigation, some of the matters John routinely handles include disputes relating to contracts, real estate, construction, commercial leases, ADA accessibility, business break-ups, loan defaults, and defending against TCPA and other debt collection-related claims. With respect to employment law, John frequently handles cases involving enforcement of non-compete agreements, defense of FLSA wage and hour claims, and defense of discrimination or retaliation claims.

John holds the highest (AV Preeminent) rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected by Florida Super Lawyers® for recognition in business litigation for ten consecutive years (2009-2018). 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 over prepared for courtroom combat.”

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

Professional and Civic Affiliations

John is active in the legal 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. He 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 general community. He serves on the Executive Committees for the Board of Directors for PACE Center for Girls of Lee County and the Board of Directors for ACT (Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.). 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 many 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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