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John W. Zielinski

Litigation Attorney at Orlando, FL

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 22 years
    Illinois - IL 37 years
    Indiana - IN 28 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1986
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1995
    Suspended No misconduct found

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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.


NeJame Law
189 S. Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL, 32801-3261

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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • NeJame Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • DeBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP
  • 2003 - 2008


  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Illinois
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Circuit Court mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2008
  • Invited to join the firm as a partner
  • NeJame Law
  • 2008


  • Florida Verdict Search
  • Partner breached contract, plaintiff asserted
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (20)
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Business Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"John has a wealth of experience representing clients in complex civil and business litigation matters. His reputation for achieving consistent successful results for his clients is well known in the community and I often seek his advice and counsel on litigation matters. He is an outstanding attorney and mentor. I highly endorse John Zielinski."
Litigation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is a very smart and zealous attorney who you on your side in all civil cases."
Business Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"John Zielinski combines his strong work ethic with his vast knowledge of the law in order to obtain the best outcomes for his clients. He is very skilled in the courtroom is well respected by attorneys and judges alike."
Litigation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is an outstanding attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. He's a gifted litigator and truly cares about his clients. I'm fortunate to call him my law partner."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Zielinski is a truthful and tactical attorney. I have worked on a number of matters with him. I am constantly impressed with his professionalism, and his ability to always keep the client's best interest in mind. I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is a highly experienced Commercial Litigation attorney. He is vigilant for his clients. He has proven himself highly effective in his representation of his clients. I endorse him."
Business Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John is one of the most versatile attorneys I know. His all around knowledgebase of a myriad of legal matters is remarkable. John really is the best at dealing with complex issues most other lawyers would not know about. I highly recommend him!"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"John will consistently outwork opposing counsel and leaves no stone unturned in his representation of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zielinski is an extremely talented attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is an amazing attorney. He is a wealth of knowledge and an extremely zealous advocate. He pays close attention to detail and always communicates with his clients in an effective manner. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"A true trial attorney and effective counselor at law--a credit to the profession. I would highly endorse this attorney."
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Orlando Litigation Lawyer John W. Zielinski
John W. Zielinski
Litigation Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 37 years