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     John is a partner with Niesen|Price|Worthy|Campo, PA, where he devotes his practice to civil trial and construction litigation with an emphasis on construction lien, payment bond and construction defect claims.  Prior to practicing construction law, John served 12 years in the U.S. Navy where he specialized in electrical systems upgrades and electronic systems maintenance, garnishing a variety of medals and accolades for his distinguished service.  John’s attention to detail and dedication to duty carried over from his 12 years of honorable service and are reflected on a daily basis by providing unparalleled dedication to his work and clients. 

     John represents owners, contractors, design professionals, subcontractors and sureties in complex, multi-party litigation and arbitration.  John has mediated, litigated and arbitrated  various construction related matters throughout the state, including construction defect claims, differing site conditions claims, delay claims and design defect claims.  John also provides administrative legal representation to licensed contractors facing investigation or potential discipline by State of Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).


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Practice areas


  1. Construction: 70%
    13 years
  2. Contracts: 20%
    13 years
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Tracy Lyn Wenzel

    I endorse this lawyer. John is one of the most highly skilled construction litigators I have ever had the pleasure of going against. I would strongly recommend him to any potential client.


    Tracy Wenzel Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael Dustin Sechrest

    I endorse John. He is honest and diligent. I respect him as an advocate and an adversary. I would trust my own case to him.


    Michael Sechrest Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

5216 SW 91st Dr
Gainesville, FL, 326083006


FLMember in Good Standing200301/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified, Construction lawThe Florida Bar2009
Certified InstructorConstruction Industry Licensing Board, DBPR, State of Florida2005
Navy Achievement MedalUS Navy1999
Master Training SpecialistUS Navy1997
Enlisted Surface Warfare SpecialistUS Navy1995
Various Medals for Nato/Bosnian ConflictUS Navy1995
Various Medals for Gulf War ServiceUS Navy1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/ShareholderNiesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, PA2010 - Present
AttorneyRobertson Group, P.L.2003 - 2010
N/AUnited States Navy1988 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Construction Law CommitteeMember2010 - Present
8th Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property and Trust Law SectionMember2003 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
K.C. Petroleum, Inc. v Hedin Construction & KNK VenturesWon Jury Trial for Construction Lien Forclosure
Southeast Land Developers, Inc. v. Compass Group, Inc and Colonial American Casualty & Surety CompanyWon Jury Trial for Payment Bond/Breach of Contract
Bove Company/Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co. v. SMG Celebration, LLCPrevailed on $2,500,000 Contract Balance Claim
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Publication nameTitleDate
Construction Contract PrinciplesBasic Contract Formation2007
Building Central FloridaLiabilities with Condos2006
Construction Contracts & Purchase Orders in FloridaContracts w/o a Signed or Written Document2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJuris Doctor, with Honors2002
Southern Illinois UniversityEducationOther - Bachelors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Contractors Education ServiceConstruction Safety, Laws, Advanced Code & Workers Compensation2014
Contractors Education ServiceConstruction Safety, Laws, Advanced Code & Workers Compensation2013
Contractors Education ServiceConstruction Safety, Laws, Advanced Code & Workers Compensation2012
Marion County Roadbuilders AssociationCommercial Construction Contracts, Liens and Payment Bonds2011
Contractors Education ServiceConstruction Safety, Laws, Advanced Code & Workers Compensation2011
Contractors Education ServiceConstruction Safety, Laws, Advanced Code & Workers Compensation2010
Contractors Education ServiceConstruction Safety, Laws, Advanced Code & Workers Compensation2009
Contractors Education ServiceConstruction Safety, Laws, Advanced Code & Workers Compensation2008
LormanConstruction Law, From Contract to Closeout2007
LormanConstruction Law, From Contract to Closeout2007
Contractors Education ServiceConstruction Safety, Laws, Advanced Code & Workers Compensation2007
LormanConstruction Contracts and Purchase Orders in Florida2005