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John W. Frost II
395 S. Central Ave.
Bartow, Florida 33830

 

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Phone: (863) 578-5948
Fax: (863) 533-8985
E-mail: jfrost@fvdblaw.com
jfrost1985@aol.com

 


Position Areas of Practice Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Representative Cases

Current Employment Position(s):
Member
Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Construction Litigation
Products Liability
Appellate Practice
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certification/Specialties:
Civil Trial Practice, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Business Litigation Law, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Bar Admissions:
Florida, 1969
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1969
U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1971
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeal 5th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeal 11th Circuit
Education:
Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1968
J.D.
Honors: With High Honors
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1964
B.S.
Published Works:
"Closing Argument", Continuing Legal Education Trial Lawyers Update, 1980
"Bad Faith Insurance Actions," (Reviewer), Fla. Torts, Matthew Bender, 1988
Representative Cases:

 

Vagabond Container, Inc. v. City of Miami Beach, 356 So.2d 1266 (Fla.App. 3 Dist. 1978)

 

Nicolodi v. Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc., 370 So.2d 68 (Fla.App. 2 Dist. 1979)

 

Florida Power Corp. v. Gulf Ridge Council, 385 So.2d 1155 (Fla.App. 2 Dist. 1980)

 

Kaylor v. Kaylor, 466 So.2d 1253 (Fla.App. 2 Dist. 1985)

 

Public Health Trust of Dade County v. Lopez, 531 So.2d 946 (Fla. 1988)

 

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Chairman & Workshop Leader, Trial Advocacy Course, The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education
Speaker, The Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education Seminars
Steering Committee Chairman, Lecturer, "Trial Lawyers Update", Continuing Legal Education
Lecturer, Florida State University College of Law Litigation Skills Training Programs, Florida State University, 1985
Lecturer, Florida State University College of Law Litigation Skills Training Programs, Florida State University, 1986
Lecturer, Advanced Evidence Seminar: Beyond Hearsay, The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education, 1995
Panelist, "Taking the High Road: Litigation Tactics-The Impact on Judges, Juries and Litigants", The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education and Trial Lawyers Section, 1995
Panelist, "The Leadership's Response", Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, 1997
Moderator, "Masters in Trial", American Board of Trial Advocates, 1997
Lecturer, Florida Bar Code and Rules of Evidence, Trial Attorney's Evidence Seminar, 1998
Panelist, "Successful Appellate Advocacy Seminar", Stetson Law School, 1998
Lecturer, Trial Lawyers: Everyday Problems, "Handling Fabre Issues for Settlement and Trial", Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Seminar, 1998
Keynote Speaker, "Professional Symposiums", The Florida Bar, St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, Gainesville, Daytona, Tallahassee, 1998
Moderator, "Professionalism, The Public and You", Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., 19th Judicial Circuit Bench Bar, Port St. Lucie, 1999
Member, Plaintiff's Trial Team, Masters in Trial Seminar, The Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, 1999
Plaintiff's Trial Team Coordinator, Masters in Trial Seminar, The Foundation of American Board of Trial Advocates, Coral Gables, Florida, 2000
Lecturer, "Dealing with Destruction: Spoilation of Evidence in Florida" Seminar, National Business Institute, Tampa, Florida, February 14, 2003
Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Lawyer Award (Florida Bar Association, YLS, 1981)
Florida State Gold Key
Professional Associations and Memberships:
The Florida Bar, 1996 - 1997
President
The Florida Bar, 1977 - 1979
Member, Board of Governors
The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Section, 1978
President
The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
Member, Executive Council, 1976-1982
The Florida Bar, 1992 - 1994
Chairman, Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission
The Florida Bar, 1990 - 1994
Member, Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission
The Florida Bar, 1986 - 1990
Member, Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
The Florida Bar, 1987 - 1989
Chairman, 2nd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
The Florida Bar, 1982 - 1989
Member, Civil Trial Certification Committee
The Florida Bar, 1987 - 1988
Chairman, Civil Trial Certification Committee
Florida Bar Foundation, 1995 - 1998
Director
Leading Florida Attorneys, 1997 - Present
Member, Florida Advisory Board
Florida Judicial Management Council, 1995 - 1998
Member
Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, 1999 - Present
Member
American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, 1976 - 1982
Member, Board of Directors
Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 - 1982
President
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1976 - Present
Sustaining Member
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1977 - Present
Member, President's Club
Wilson American Inn of Court, 1990 - 1997
Master
Wilson American Inn of Court, 1995 - 1996
President
National Council of Bar Presidents, 1997 - 2000
Member and Executive Council
The Florida Bar, 1995 - 1996
President-Elect
The Florida Bar, 1992 - 1997
Board of Governors
The Florida Bar, 1978 - 1979
Executive Committee
The Florida Bar, 1994 - 1997
Executive Committee
The Florida Bar, 1977 - 1978
Budget Committee
The Florida Bar, 1992 - 1995
Legislation Committee
The Florida Bar, 1992 - 1994
Investment Committee
The Florida Bar, 1993 - 1994
Chairman, Investment Committee
The Florida Bar, 1992 - 1994
Certification Appeals Committee
The Florida Bar, 1992 - 1995
Pro Bono Service Award Committee
The Florida Bar, 1992 - 1995
Chairman, Pro Bono Service Award Committee
The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Section, 1971 - 1979
Board of Governors
The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Section, 1978 - 1979
President
The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, 1976 - 1982
Executive Council
The Florida Bar, 1977 - 1978
Chairman, Special Committee to Study Prepaid Legal Services
The Florida Bar, 1977 - 1978
Member, Karl Committee
The Florida Bar, 1996 - 2000
Member, Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
The Florida Bar, 1997 - Present
Member, Tenth Judicial Circuit Committee, Speakers Bureau
The Florida Bar, 2003 - 2004
Chair, Elections Committee
American Bar Association, 1969 - 2001
Member
American Bar Association, 1995 - 2001
House of Delegates
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 1994 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates, 1994 - Present
Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, 1976 - 1995
Director
Wilson American Inn of Court, 1994 - 1995
President-Elect
Wilson American Inn of Court, 1990 - 1997
Executive Committee
Wilson American Inn of Court, 1990 - 1994
Program Chair
The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, 2000 - Present
Senior Counsel
Past Employment Positions:
Holland & Knight, 1969 - 1981
Fraternities/Sororities:
Delta Theta Phi
Birth Information:
August 23, 1942, Jacksonville, Florida
 

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