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John Calhoun Bales

Personal injury Attorney at Tampa, FL

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also known as John Bales

  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. LET ME HELP YOU.

I work  priarily in the areas of personal injury, auto accidents, insurance disputes, traumatic brain injuries, child injuries, employment, social security benefits, mass torts, construction, commercial, and professional liability matters.  

 

I have received numerous honors for my legal achievements, including an “AV” rating, the highest honor awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is based on the opinion of his professional peers.  I was also certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Business Litigation Law.  Certification is the highest level of recognition given by The Florida Bar for competency and experience within an area of law.  I have been selected as a Florida “Super Lawyers,” honored in Florida Trend as one of Florida’s legal elite, and recognized by Tampa Bay Magazine as one of TampaBay’s Top Lawyers.  I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocated Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

  

In addition, I have lectured on various topics, including insurance coverage, personal injury, construction, litigation procedure, ethics, and professional liability for organizations, continuing education companies, and national corporations.  My courses have served as the training for understanding construction contracts and insurance policies.

  

I strive to enhance his profession and himself through participation in professional organizations. I am a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and has served as President, President Elect, Immediate Past President, and Treasurer, and in leadership roles as a member of the Board of Directors, Editor of the monthly Lawyer Magazine, Chair of the Justice Television Committee, Chair of the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Committee, Chair of the Speakers Committee, and a member of other committees.  John is a member of The Florida Bar and served on the Standing Committee on Advertising as Vice Chair. He was a member of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (13A) and ultimately became Chair of that committee.  He acted as Chair of an arbitration panel on legal fee disputes for the Thirteenth Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee and is active with the Trial Lawyers Section.  Additionally, he is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association, the American Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Section., and the Federal Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Florida Justice Association (served on its Board of Directors) and the American Association for Justice.  He has been a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association and the National Crime Victims Bar Association.

  

I am an active participant in the American Inns of Court, which has a mission of fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills for judges, lawyers, academicians, and students of law in order to perfect the quality, availability, and efficiency of justice in the United States.  He was elected to a national position as a Trustee of the American Inns of Court Foundation's Board of Trustees, and served as Treasurer and Executive Committee member.  I am a Barrister with the Justice William Glenn Terrell Inn of Court. He is proud to have participated in organizing the Tampa Bay Inn of Court.  He has served as its Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Director, and is a founding Master.

  

I am committed to serving his community.  I currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of Florida Law Center and on the Board of Directors of the University of Florida Gator Boosters.  Go Gators!  I have alsoprovided pro bono legal services through Bay Area Legal Services.  He was a committee member of the Bay Area Legal Services Annual Fundraiser Cup of Hope.  I am a member of the Hillsborough County Charter Review Committee, which reviewed and made recommendations about the CountyCharter.  He is involved in the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Enrichment Grant Program.  He served on the City of Tampa Variance Review Board as Chair and on the Tampa-Hillsborough Cable Advisory Committee.  John was a participant in the Board of Directors of the Florida Bay Chapter of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and was Chair of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, the Recruiting Committee, the Long Range Planning Committee, and the Campaign Committee.  He was a member of the Fund Raising Committee of the Gulf Ridge Counsel of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association, Florida Affiliate, Inc. and was Chair of the inaugural Tampa HeartWalk, which was one of the most successful first year HeartWalk in the history of the American Heart Association.  John also participated in the Leadership Tampa and Leadership Tampa Bay Programs.  He has been a member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Tampa Alumni Association, Leadership Tampa Bay Alumni Association, United Way, Keel Club, and several social organizations.

 

I am a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to (1) U. S. Supreme Court; (2) U. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (3) U. S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; (4) U.S. District Court, Northern District Court of Florida; (5) U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; and (6) U.S. District Court, Southern District.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, with honors, from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida, where he was elected to Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. John also was Vice Chair of the Justice Campbell Thornton National Moot Court Board and honored as an outstanding member. 

 

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Location

John Bales Attorneys
625 E. Twiggs St., Suite 100
Tampa, FL, 33602

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Posted by Ray | July 27, 2015
Very compassionate
John showed multiple times during the course of my case that he personally cared very much about me and my family first. The team did a great job and I can recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • John Bales Attorneys
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
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  • American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
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  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injuries Litigation Group
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  • American Bar Association
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  • Clearwater Bar Association
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  • Federal Bar Association
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  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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  • National Employment Lawyers Association
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  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)
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  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
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  • Tampa Bay American Inn of Court
  • Master
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  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Tampa Bay Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2011
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2010
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2009
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2008
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2006
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2006
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2005
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2004
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2003
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2002
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2001
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2000
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 1999
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Florida Public Insurance Adjuster Regulatory Awareness and Contract Booklet
  • FAPIA Convention
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • FAPIA Spring Conference
  • Regulatory Awareness Seminar
  • 2014
  • FAPIA Fall Conference
  • Regulatory Awareness Seminar
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John Bales is an attorney you can count on. I recommend John to all clients searching for personal injury help. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As a member of the John Bales Attorneys team I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I've worked for John for over a year am happy to endorse him to anyone in need of a Personal Injury Attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 27
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 27
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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Business Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John obtains excellent results for his clients. I would refer any clients in his area to him. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Friend
"I have known John for many years. Hands down, he is one of the smartest lawyers I've ever met. I have turned to him for advice on a variety of legal and business topics over the years. Every time I do the same, I walk away appreciative and humbled. His commitment to providing quality service to his clients is stellar, and it's evidenced in the successful law firm he's built."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know John to be a highly intelligent and motivated attorney, and that he cares deeply for his clients. He has achieved outstanding results for many years, and I highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Other
"John is committed and compassionate about providing outstanding customer service to his clients. His firm has a history of getting great results and he won't back down. He proudly represents his clients and will only do what is in their best interests."
Business Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Bales is a very competent lawyer who has always treated his clients with respect. His clients are assured intelligent and effective representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Responsible and experienced. John always puts his client’s needs first."
Business Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a hardworking, competent attorney who always puts his clients first. It is a mixture of skill, experience, and diligence that makes him a great lawyer."
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Tampa Personal injury Lawyer John Calhoun Bales
John Calhoun Bales
Personal injury Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 41 years