John T. Blakely

Of Counsel
Naples
850 Park Shore Drive
Trianon Centre, 3rd Floor
Naples, FL 34103
P 239.649.6200
F 239.261.3659
P 239.649.6200 | F 239.261.3659



Overview

John focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation and product liability. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in real estate and construction litigation, condominium disputes, municipal and government litigation, zoning and land use regulation disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and medical malpractice lawsuits, and unfair competition, fraud, and contract litigation. He has tried lawsuits before the courts of the State of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Tax Court. He has also appeared on many occasions before the appellate courts of Florida.

Services

Education

  1. University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
    • with honors
  2. Duke University, B.A., Economics
    • with distinction

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Florida
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Supreme Court

Recognitions

  • Named Fort Myers, FL "Lawyer of the Year" to The Best Lawyers in America® for Bet-the-Company Litigation (2018)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2008-2022); Bet-the-Company Litigation (2010-2022)
  • Selected as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2006-2021)
  • Featured as one of Naples Illustrated Perfect 10 (March 2006)
  • Selected as Naples Illustrated "Top Lawyer" - Business Litigation (2019)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Former Municipal Judge

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Florida Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    The New Year Brings a More Relaxed, Pro-Business Summary-Judgment Standard (Jan 4, 2021)
    Coronavirus Business Interruption (Mar 13, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Nine Roetzel & Andress Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Florida Super Lawyers (Jun 24, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Eleven Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Florida Super Lawyers or Rising Stars (Jun 4, 2020)
    Eleven Roetzel Attorneys Named Among Naples Illustrated 2019 Top Lawyers (Sep 25, 2019)

Overview

John focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation and product liability. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in real estate and construction litigation, condominium disputes, municipal and government litigation, zoning and land use regulation disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and medical malpractice lawsuits, and unfair competition, fraud, and contract litigation. He has tried lawsuits before the courts of the State of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Tax Court. He has also appeared on many occasions before the appellate courts of Florida.

Education

  1. University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
    • with honors
  2. Duke University, B.A., Economics
    • with distinction

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Florida
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Supreme Court

Recognitions

  • Named Fort Myers, FL "Lawyer of the Year" to The Best Lawyers in America® for Bet-the-Company Litigation (2018)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2008-2022); Bet-the-Company Litigation (2010-2022)
  • Selected as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2006-2021)
  • Featured as one of Naples Illustrated Perfect 10 (March 2006)
  • Selected as Naples Illustrated "Top Lawyer" - Business Litigation (2019)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Former Municipal Judge

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Florida Bar Association

Insights

  1. Alerts
    The New Year Brings a More Relaxed, Pro-Business Summary-Judgment Standard (Jan 4, 2021)
    Coronavirus Business Interruption (Mar 13, 2020)
  2. Firm News
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Nine Roetzel & Andress Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Florida Super Lawyers (Jun 24, 2021)
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Eleven Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Florida Super Lawyers or Rising Stars (Jun 4, 2020)
    Eleven Roetzel Attorneys Named Among Naples Illustrated 2019 Top Lawyers (Sep 25, 2019)