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John R Zoesch III

Litigation Attorney at Pensacola, FL

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 9 years
    Florida - FL 16 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation

  2. Government contracts
    Litigation, disputes, contract drafting and negotiation.

  3. Intellectual property
    Litigation, registration, enforcement, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights.

Jack Zoesch is a partner in the firm’s litigation group. His has litigated and served as trial counsel in cases involving complex business disputes, government contracting, breach of contract, intellectual property, business torts (including fraud and breach of fiduciary duty), shareholder disputes, non-competition and non-solicitation, products liability, and medical malpractice. He has authored numerous motions for summary judgment and appellate briefs in both state and federal courts.

Jack serves as manager of the firm’s government contracts practice group. He counsels and advises government contractors throughout northwest Florida and the Southeast. His work in this sector includes such matters as negotiation of teaming agreements and subcontracts, litigation between contractors, disputes with the government, and intellectual property issues. Jack has also defended against federal white collar criminal prosecutions of alleged defense contracting fraud and procurement violations. He frequently speaks and presents to local industry groups on pertinent issues to government contractors.

Jack also maintains an active intellectual property practice. He has litigated a variety of intellectual property claims, including trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, and cybersquatting. He files trademark applications, helps businesses guard their confidential and proprietary information, and assists with the intellectual property aspects of transactions. During law school, Jack published a Comment in the Catholic University Law Review on the relationship between jazz arrangements and copyright law and worked as a summer associate and law clerk at Finnegan, a large intellectual property law firm in Washington, D.C.

Jack is AV peer-review rated for high ethical standards and preeminent legal ability in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. For the last six years he has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, a designation awarded to no more than 2.5% of lawyers statewide.


Beggs & Lane L.L.P.
Po Box 12950
Pensacola, FL, 32591-2950

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Posted by Craig | August 21, 2018
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An Exceptional Lawyer!
“I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Beggs & Lane for over nine years! If you are looking for the very finest, experienced, competent, professional, and personable law firm then please look no further. John (Jack) Zoesch III, has been my go to lawyer. He is gifted at making the complex simple and communicating in plain clear-cut English. His legal strategies, options, and recommendations have all been spot on for us. Jack epitomizes the outstanding culture at Beggs & Lane of treating you like a close relative. They truly care for you. I have, and will continue to recommend Beggs and Lane for superb legal counsel. I am proud to consider Jack and his firm as a part of my family!”
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Beggs & Lane
  • 2007 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006


  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Wake Forest University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anesthesia Healthcare Partners, Inc. v. Anesthesia Healthcare Solutions of North Florida, LLC, No. 3:11cv149/MCR/EMT
  • Competitor Liaison Bureau, Inc. v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 454 Fed. Appx. 792 (11th Cir. 2011)


  • Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The First Tee of Northwest Florida
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Belmont Youth Band
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2004 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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  • 55 Cath. U. L. Rev. 867, Vol. 55, No. 3
  • "Discontented Blues": Jazz Arrangements and the Case for Improvements in Copyright Law
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • UWF Small Business Development Center
  • Teaming Agreements: A Legal Perspective
  • 2014
  • UWF Small Business Development Center
  • Using Non-Compete, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Solicitation Agreements To Protect Your Business
  • 2014
  • PMI Emerald Coast, Florida Chapter Annual Spring Symposium
  • Teaming Agreements: A Legal Perspective
  • 2014
  • Gulf Coast Intellectual Property Association Summer Meeting
  • Leveraging Your IP: Litigation
  • 2014
  • An Intellectual Property Blitzkreig: From Entertainment Deals to High Stakes Litigation
  • Hurdles and Pitfalls in Trade Secret Litigation
  • 2013
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Pensacola Litigation Lawyer John R Zoesch III
John R Zoesch III
Litigation Attorney
Pensacola, FL
Licensed for 16 years