John W. Zielinski was born in Hammond, Indiana in 1961. He attended the University of Illinois, earning his bachelor's degree in 1983 and his juris doctorate in 1986. Mr. Zielinski has more than 25 years of civil litigation experience, practicing in several jurisdictions, including Florida (2001) and Illinois (1986). Mr. Zielinski litigates disputes in both state and federal courts, including the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida. He routinely and successfully litigates civil disputes, including commercial contract disputes, real estate contracts, commercial and residential landlord/tenant disagreements, mortgage foreclosure cases, and contested wills.
In addition to his 25 years of litigation experience, John Zielinski is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court to serve as a Circuit Court mediator. This unique training allows Mr. Zielinski to negotiate his clients' position more effectively in mediation. As a husband and father, Mr. Zielinski shows genuine compassion and tenacity to every client he represents. He understands the struggles of families and business owners and takes pride in working diligently for the best results.
Upon joining NeJame Law as a Partner in 2008, Mr. Zielinski's tenacity, compassion, and unwavering commitment to his clients was quickly recognized as a valuable addition to the Firm's civil division. As a seasoned civil and commercial litigator, he continues to demonstrate unparalleled knowledge and skill in vast areas of the law.
John Zielinski has lectured for the National Business Institute as well as the Lorman Education Services. He has presented on various litigation topics such as discovery, judgment attainment/collection, and settlement techniques and strategies. Mr. Zielinski is also active in the legal community. He previously volunteered more than 150 case hours as an advocate for troubled and underprivileged children of Orange County through the Orange County Bar Association's Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem program.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2001||04/04/2021|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1986||03/13/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Circuit Court mediator||Florida Supreme Court||2008|
|Invited to join the firm as a partner||NeJame Law||2008|
|Partner||NeJame Law||2008 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||DeBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP||2003 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2001 - Present|
|Florida Verdict Search||Partner breached contract, plaintiff asserted||2016|
|NeJame Law||Solving Your Collection Problems||2010|
|University of Illinois College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Illinois||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|