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John K. Londot practices in commercial, constitutional, employment, as well as administrative and professional regulatory law, including alcoholic beverages, cannabis, and fitness club regulation. Well-versed in the varieties of litigation, he sees complex matters to trial and through appeal and has first-chaired jury trials in both state and federal courts in Florida and Georgia. John has represented elected officials in connection with their constitutional and statutory responsibilities, public officials and employees in proceedings before the Florida Commission on Ethics and Division of Administrative Hearings, and students and staff in the Florida university system in connection with disciplinary proceedings.

As a Certified Cyber Threat Forensic Investigator (CTFI) and Certified Cyber Investigative Expert (CCIE), John also has a particular interest in computer law.

Before joining the firm in 2002, John served in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. As a military defense counsel, John served as a criminal defense attorney at Yokosuka, Japan in more than 50 jury and bench trials of cases ranging from murder, sexual assault, fraud, and Espionage Act violations (for the trial of which John received a Top Secret/SCI clearance), and was by-name requested to temporarily fill the position of Deputy General Counsel to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan. In appreciation to those who serve, he now represents, on a pro bono basis, members of the United States armed services in connection with disciplinary actions and in pursuit of writs of habeas corpus.


  • Litigation
  • Appellate law
  • Administrative law
  • Public records law
  • Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act
  • Computer law, including Digital Millennium Copyright Act enforcement, cyber-crime prevention/compliance, and website compliance
  • Food labeling law
  • Alcoholic beverages law



  • In a jury trial over the breakup of a medical practice, won partial summary judgment followed by a jury verdict awarding money judgment to client and rejecting a $4.6 million counterclaim by defendants.
  • Represented a major medical products manufacturer in products liability litigation.
  • Represented a national consumer products manufacturer in products liability litigation cases throughout Florida.
  • Represented a national publishing company with respect to employment litigation throughout the United States.
  • Represented several national banks with respect to commercial foreclosure.
  • Obtained summary judgment against would-be class action representative in defense of alcohol distiller-manufacturer’s “handmade” claim.
  • Has represented private clubs, restaurants, and retailers in licensing and enforcement disputes, including arranging same-day application and issuance of temporary license upon sale of golf club.
  • Represented a Florida-based medical cannabis company as to its regulatory requirements, including regarding those relating to cannabis extracts in its products and other regulatory requirements for its business.
  • Represented national retailers in defense of class actions alleging consumer products/food labeling litigation, including alcoholic-beverage labels.
  • Represented Florida Clerks of Circuit Court with respect to constitutional duties, procurement laws, tax surplus sales and government in the Sunshine laws.
  • Won summary judgment for a national restaurant franchisor against claims of violations of the Franchise Rule, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and Florida Franchise Act, along with a jury verdict and judgment for $1.1 million (including attorneys’ fees) against the former franchisee, and defeated franchisee’s multimillion-dollar claims; additionally, prevailed on appeal before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Authored and filed the Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition’s amicus curiae brief in State v. Espinoza, Case No.: 3D16-1860 (Fla. 3d DCA), January 2018
  • Deploys the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and federal litigation to assist pro bono clients in removing “revenge porn” from the Internet.
  • Represented a variety of national retailers on appeal with respect to consumer products class action litigation.
  • Certified, Cyber Threat Forensic Investigator (CTFI), McAfee Institute
  • Certified, Cyber Investigative Expert (CCIE), McAfee Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, Administrative Law & Process, Barry University
  • Guest Lecturer, Dispute Resolution, Florida State University College of Law
  • Lieutenant, U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • Prosecutor, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 2001-2002
  • Criminal Defense Attorney, Yokosuka, Japan, 1998-2001

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2023-2024
    • Selected, "Lawyer of the Year," Administrative / Regulatory Law, Tallahassee, 2024
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2011, 2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2021-2023
  • Listed, Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," 2019, 2022
  • Leadership Tallahassee (Class 35), 2017
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Employment Practice Group of the Year,” 2011 & 2013
  • U.S. Navy Achievement Medal (twice awarded)
  • U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal
  • Appointed by U.S. Ambassador to Japan as a Japanese Trial Observer
  • Co-Founder & President, Circuit Two First Step, a 501(c)(3) organization aimed at rehabilitation of persons placed on judicial supervision
  • Board Member, The Living Harvest, a 501(c)(3) organization providing housing and substance abuse treatment programs for persons under judicial supervision
  • Member, Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition
  • Member, Panacea Oyster Co-Op
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Georgia Bar Association
  • Member, William H. Stafford American Inn of Court
  • Member, Leadership Tallahassee, Class 35
  • Former Leader of Cub Scout Bear Den, Pack 118
  • Past Two-Term President, Board of Directors, America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend
  • Mentor, Woodville Elementary School, 2007-2009
  • Judge, NASA Space Apps Challenge 2015, at Tallahassee’s “Making Awesome” Workspace
  • As a provider of pro bono legal services through Legal Services of the Big Bend and independently, has helped enforce child support obligations and resolve criminal cases.


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1997
    • Research Editor, Bankruptcy Developments Journal
    • Research Assistant to Professor/Eleventh Circuit Conference Attorney Mori Irvine
    • Vice President and Co-Founder, Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
    • NITA Trial Techniques Advocacy Award Semifinalist
    • "Lemon Law" Arbitrator for Better Business Bureau
  • B.A., English Literature, Rhodes College, 1993
  • B.A., International Studies, Rhodes College, 1993
  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • German