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John F. Hayter, Attorney at Law, P.A. is a three lawyer, five support-person, law firm practicing throughout Florida from its office at 704 N.E. 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601.  The firm’s primary areas of practice include pre- and post-judgment collections, foreclosures, landlord-tenant and general civil litigation.


The collections component of the firm offers pre- and post-judgment collections services to a wide variety of clientele, including hospitals, doctors, lawyers, dentists, credit unions, banks, landlords, private lenders, health clubs, construction industry vendors, commercial lenders, property managers, condominium and homeowner association managers, and wide variety of other individual and commercial creditors. Utilizing state-of-the-art litigation support and collections software, the firm is able to effectively manage a sizeable caseload for larger commercial clients while still being able to provide personal service to the individual client. Collection services are offered on a variety of fee bases, including hourly and contingent.


Aside from cost-effective case management, the Law Firm of John F. Hayter devotes substantial time and attention to compliance with all state and federal debt collection laws and regulations. With this dedication to “doing it right,” the firm has never been sued for a debt collection law violation. The firm also enjoys, with pride, relationships with a number of clients that are former debtors who first encountered the firm when being sued or otherwise pursued in collection matters.


In conjunction with its collections practice, the firm also offers a full spectrum of landlord-tenant related services, including collections, evictions and management and leasing consultation. Representing thousands of rental units in Gainesville and the surrounding region, the firm is fully prepared to serve the area's residential and commercial landlord-tenant needs.


Foreclosures for lenders and lender related clients are performed by the firm utilizing title examination and insurance services through The Fund, also known as Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Inc.. Mr. Hayter prides himself on the prompt personal service provided to foreclosure clients at reasonable rates.


Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 60%
    32 years
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
    32 years
  3. Foreclosure: 10%
  4. Contracts: 5%
    32 years

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1418 N.W. 6th Street.
Gainesville, FL, 326015303


FLMember in Good Standing197906/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentJohn F. Hayter, Attorney at Law, P.A.1984 - Present
In-House CounselShands Teaching Hospital and Clinics at the University of Florida1982 - 1984
In-House CounselAlachua General Hospital1979 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarN/A1979 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of FloridaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1976