Tallahassee, Florida 32301
John K. Londot is admitted in both Florida and Georgia, and sees complex matters to trial and through appeal. He has first-chaired jury trials in both state and federal courts in Florida to complete verdicts for his clients. John practices in commercial, constitutional, employment, real estate, and securities litigation, as well as administrative and professional regulatory law. Well-versed in the varieties of litigation, John also represents elected officials in connection with their constitutional and statutory responsibilities, public officials and employees in proceedings before the Florida Ethics Commission and Division of Administrative Hearings, students and staff in the Florida university system in connection with disciplinary proceedings, and, in expression of his appreciation to those who serve, members of the United States armed services in connection with disciplinary actions and in pursuit of writs of habeas corpus.
In addition, John has served as an adjunct professor, teaching Administrative Law and Process at Barry University, and as a guest lecturer at Florida State University College of Law. John authored the chapter "Judicial Notice; Presumptions; Burden of Proof" in The Florida Bar’s manual, Evidence in Florida, 7th and 8th editions, and was a Speaker/Author at The Florida Bar’s Topics in Evidence Seminar (co-sponsored by the Code & Rules of Evidence Committee, Trial Lawyers and Criminal Law Sections), in March 2011, addressing the use of legal presumptions in jury instructions.
Before joining the firm in 2002, John served in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. As a military defense counsel, John served as a criminal defense attorney at Yokosuka, Japan in more than 50 jury and bench trials of cases ranging from murder, sexual assault, fraud, and Espionage Act violations (for the trial of which John received a Top Secret/SCI clearance), and was by-name requested to temporarily fill the position of Deputy General Counsel to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan. While stationed in Japan, John was also appointed by the United States Embassy as a Trial Observer, charged with ensuring the due process rights of service members and their family members when tried in Japanese courts. Later, as a senior trial counsel in the Navy’s busiest judicial circuit at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, John represented the government in the prosecution of offenses including sexual assault, kidnapping, fraud, medical malpractice, and torture.
|Areas of Practice||1) Litigation, 2) Franchise & Distribution, 3) Products Liability and 4) Labor & Employment|
|Law School||J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1997|
|Education||B.A., International Studies, Rhodes College, 1993|
|Bar Member / Association||State bar of Florida, State bar of Georgia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida|
|Most recent firm||Greenberg Traurig LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.