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John Christian Clough

Litigation Attorney at Naples, FL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as John Clough

  • State Years
    California - CA 6 years
    Florida - FL 24 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

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John Clough is Board Certified in Business Litigation by The Florida Bar and has been featured in The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend Legal Elite and Super Lawyers Magazine.  His firm Zung Clough PLLC was recognized as a Top Law Firm in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report Magazine in 2015 and 2016.  


John practices in the areas of corporate law and commercial litigation, and has extensive trial experience in a variety of complex business matters. The cases he handles include various types of construction, real estate, and business disputes, as well as cases involving unfair competition, restrictive covenants, usurpation of corporate opportunities, theft of trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, and corporate control disputes.


John is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in business litigation law which includes dealing with the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships including litigation of controversies arising from those relationships. His expertise includes evaluating, handling and resolving such controversies before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators.

He also serves as general counsel to many ongoing corporate clients who have companies in the following industries: healthcare, medical practices, resorts, golf courses and country clubs, advertising and marketing, international importing, hospitality, technology, among others.  


He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Florida, the United States Supreme Court, as well as the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.


Zung Clough, PLLC
8985 Fontana Del Sol Way
Naples, FL, 34109-4365

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Posted by Russell Parry | October 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Experience!
John was a pleasure to deal with... His legal knowledge and professionalism is second to none. I will most certainly be calling on his services again in the future.
Posted by pam | June 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!!
Mr Clough by far has been the best pick for an attorney for me and my business. He not only is honest and respectful of dollars being sent...I feel he really cares for what is best for me and my company.
Posted by Angel Oliferuk | June 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Corporation Attorney in USA!
I cant begin to express how thankful i am that i found John Clough. John is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, pleasant, professional , patient, honest and non-judgmental. He reviewed my situation, set a course of action. No one seems to want to do extra work these days and be available after hours or on the weekends as needed and he does answer right the way and I'm so grateful. Everything is very straight forward with John- no hidden fees. I highly recommend John and his firm. He is truly wonderful.
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Posted by Anna | June 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
John has been my business attorney for close to a year. I love the way he communicates with me. Responds in the matter of minutes. He never leaves me alone with my problems. If I need his help at midnight, any time of the day, weekends, weekdays, he is always there for me. His communication skills and the respect he gives me and my team are expectional. He is always to the point. He never wants to take advantage of the customer just by unnecessarily extending the conversation to gain some attorney time. He accomplishes things very quickly and maticulousley. I love John. He is the best. Try to work with him couple of times and you'll see how well impressed you'll be with him and his work ethic. On a side note, my best friend has worked with hundreds of attorneys in Naples/Fort Myers area due to her job and she chose John Clough as her attorney as well. It truly affirms me that John is the best from the best. You'll love him. He does respect you and your time.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Zung Clough, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Akerman, LLP
  • 2010 - 2014


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctor,
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aspen FM LLC v. ROMI, LLC
  • Tiburon Golf Club Ventures Ltd Partnership v. Michael Pedone and Audra Pedone
  • Prevailed
  • E-Ventures Worldwide LLC v. Google, Inc


  • University of Miami Citizen's Board
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • North Naples United Methodist Church
  • Chair, Building Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Florida Bar
  • Standing Committee on Professionalism
  • 2011 - 2014
  • The Florida Bar
  • Standing Committee for Professionalism
  • 2011 - 2013
  • University of Miami Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2013
  • 20th Judicial Circuit
  • Standing Committee for Professionalism
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Collier County Bar Association Young Lawyer's Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top Law Firm
  • U.S. News and World Report
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Top Law Firm
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2010
  • 40 Under 40
  • Gulfshore Business
  • 2009
  • Florida SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Legal Elite Rising Star
  • Florida Trend
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Ethics in Litigation
  • 2015

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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As John's partner I have had the opportunity to work closely with him on many cases. His brilliant legal mind combined with his unflappable wit, charisma and inviolable integrity are the qualities which have earned him the distinction of being chosen as one of the Best Lawyers in America each and every year since they created the category for his practice area."
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Naples Litigation Lawyer John Christian Clough
John Christian Clough
Litigation Attorney
Naples, FL
Licensed for 24 years