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Joan Vecchioli is a partner with Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP. She joined the firm in 1986 upon graduating with honors from Stetson University College of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and competed on the Moot Court Board. Joan is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the area of Labor and Employment Law and is a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. She has taught employment discrimination and legal research and writing courses at Stetson University College of Law and St. Petersburg College and has presented seminars and written articles on various labor and employment issues. Joan is admitted to practice in the Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a former Chair of the Board Certification Committee for the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar, a past President of the Clearwater Bar Foundation, and a past Board Chair for Saint Paul's School in Clearwater. She currently serves as a Trustee for the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Pinellas County Unified Personnel Board. Joan is AV rated through Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Superlawyers.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
  2. Real Estate: 25%
  3. Mediation: 5%



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  • Sidney Wallis Kilgore

    Joan Vecchioli is an amazing person. I have known her since law school, and in the decades since, she has proved to be an extremely competent attorney of great knowledge and skill. Her character and professionalism are beyond reproach. I endorse her without reservation.


    Sidney Kilgore Patent application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kathryn Comly Hopkinson

    I have worked with Joan on several employment cases. Not only is Joan a wonderful advocate for her clients, she is also an extremely talented mediator.


    Kathryn Hopkinson Sexual harassment Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP

911 Chestnut St
Clearwater, FL, 33756-5643


FLMember in Good Standing198606/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ronald D. Peterson Leadership AwardSaint Paul's School2014
Walter Mann AwardStetson University College of Law1986
James Carlisle Rogers, Jr. AwardStetson University College of Law1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJohnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP1986 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Florida BarN/A1986 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationN/A1986 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
College of William and MaryEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Shielding Employers from LiabilityTrends in Enforcement by Government Agencies2014
myLawCLEDrafting Employee Handbooks: Techniques for Avoiding Liability2014
Clearwater Bar AssociationJoan Vecchioli speaks to myLawCLE about Facebook Firings2014