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John Stemberger is first a husband to his wife Olivia and Father to his children, Joseph age 8, Benjamin age 4 and little Hannah age 2.

Attorney Stemberger has the Highest Ethical Rating

Martindale Hubble, the International Lawyer Directory Service, has given Attorney John Stemberger the highest ethical rating available of AV (Preeminent *) based on a peer review survey of lawyers and judges in the legal community.  The actual Martindale Hubble listing for the Law Offices of John Stemberger, P.A. is found HERE:

* AV Peer Review Rating - An AV rating is a significant accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating.

Education

Stemberger's legal background is distinguished.  He holds degrees in Political Science/Philosophy (minor) from Florida State University and a Juris Doctorate of Law from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he served on the Trial Advocacy Board and the Moot Court Board.  He has held a judicial internship with the Honorable Judge James Hard of Birmingham, Alabama.  In his final year of law school, Stemberger won first place in the first National Moot Court Competition sponsored by Duke University.  The competition was judged by former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr.  Because of his skill in legal advocacy, Attorney Stemberger has been inducted into the prestigious legal society, The Order of the Barristers.  Stemberger was trained under prominent Florida trial attorneys including Ken Connor and the Billings Cunningham law firm.  Today, this Orlando lawyer is a Barrister member of the Central Florida Inns of Court and regularly teaches legal education courses to other lawyers on litigation and discovery strategy.

Qualifications

Mr. Stemberger is admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eleventh Cicuit Court of Appeals, Federal Courts of the Middle District of Florida, and every state court in Florida.  He is a member of the Orange and Volusia County Bars, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the Christian Legal Society.  Mr. Stemberger was also appointed by Florida's Governor to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission in 2000, and has served as Chairman of this panel which interviews and selects judge candidates for appointment.

Attorney Stemberger's Complete Resume and CV is below:

Resume of Attorney John Stemberger

Education

Juris Doctorate of Law, Cumberland School of Law,
      Samford University; Birmingham, Alabama

      Honors and Activities
      First Place, National Moot Court Competition of Duke University;
      The Rabbi Seymour Seigel Memorial
            Competition on Legal Ethics
      Finalist, Robert Donworth Appellate Argument Competition
      Finalist, Gordon Saad Moot Court Competition
      Order of the Barrister
      Who's Who Among American Law Students
      Member, Mock Trial Advocacy Board
      Member, Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board
      President, Christian Legal Society
      Chairman, Cordell Hull Speakers Forum, Student Bar Association

Bachelor of Science, Political Science/Philosophy,
      Florida State University; Tallahassee, Florida

      Honors and Activities
      First Speaker Award, Southeastern CEDA Debate Circuit, FSU
            Forensics Team
      Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges
      Gold Key Leadership Scholarship award
      President, FSU College Republicans
      Founder and President, FSU Institute for Conservative Studies
      State Supervisor of Elections Scholarship

Associate of Arts, Public Administration,
      Daytona Beach Community College

      Honors and Activities
      State President, Florida Junior Colleges Student Government
            Association (FJCSGA)
      Student Body President, Daytona Beach Community College
      Congressman Claude Pepper State Leadership Award
      University of Florida Blue Key Leadership Award
      Who's Who in American Junior Colleges
      Outstanding Young Men of America; U.S. Jaycees
      Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity
      Rotary Club International, Area Scholarship

Architectural Drafting Certification
      Daytona Beach Community College, 1982

United States Air Force, JROTC
      Completed three year program, Florida 42nd Squadron
      Daytona Beach, 1980

Professional Experience

Owner, Law Offices of John Stemberger, P.A., Orlando, Florida, 1997-Present

Attorney, Billings, Cunningham, Morgan & Boatwright, Orlando, Florida, 1994-1997

Commercial Litigation Attorney, Pennington & Haben, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida,
1993-1994

Political Director, Republican Party of Florida, 1992-1993

Judicial Externship, Judge James Hard, Jefferson County Criminal Court, Alabama, 1990

Law Clerk, Kenneth L. Connor and Associates, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida, Summer of 1989-1991

Legislative Internship, Representative David Troxler, Florida House of Representatives, 1987

Legislative Internship, Senate Republican Office, Senator Richard Langley, Minority Leader, 1986

State President, Florida Junior Colleges Student Government Association. 1994-1995

Continuing Legal Education

2002 Trial Advocacy Institute, AFTL
2002 Jury Trial Case Workshop, ATLA
2002 Auto Negligence Seminar, AFTL

2001 The Art of Jury Selection & the Craft of Presenting Damages, FB
2001 Advanced Evidence, FB
2001 Proving and Defending Damages, FB
2001 Instructor, Taking and Defending Depositions, LRM

2000 Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injuries, FB
2000 Florida Labor and Employment Law, NBI
2000 Commercial Litigation, FB
2000 Offers of Judgment and Attorneys Fees, FB
2000 Instructor, Legal Ethics, PIP Seminar, OPPA
2000 Instructor, Taking and Defending Depositions, LRM

1999 Trial Strategies for High Dollar Cases in Florida, NBI
1999 Advanced Trial Skills, AFTL
1999 Insurance Bad Faith Seminar, AFTL
1999 Advanced Evidence for Trial, FB
1999 Endoscopic Carpel Tunnel Release- Robert Roberts, M.D., MMG
1999 Emergency Neurological Procedures- Julian Bailes, M.D.,MMG
1999 Auto Negligence Update, AFTL

1998 Proving and Defending Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases, FB
1998 Trial Advocacy Workshop, FB
1998 Insurance and Litigation, AFTL
1998 Florida PIP Suits and Auto Law Seminar, AFTL
1998 MRI Studies & Trauma to the Spine, MMG

1997 Insurance Liability Claims Conference, FLC
1997 Structured Settlements in Significant Awards, RIA
1997 Professional Malpractice, FLM

1996 Depositions: Strategies, Tactics and Mechanics, PESI
1996 Jury Selection Made Easy,
1996 Florida and Federal Trial Evidence Seminar, ICLEG
1996 Trustworthy Trust Accounts Training, FB
1996 Assisting as Guardian Ad Litem, OCBA

1995 Auto Negligence & Insurance Seminar, AFTL
1995 Florida No Fault & UM Auto Insurance Cases, AFTL
1995 Trial Lawyers Workhorse Seminar, AFTL
1995 The Ultimate Settlement Workbook, AFTL

Professional Associations

Highest Ethical Rating for lawyers of AV given by Martindale Hubble
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission, Ninth Judicial Circuit, 2003-04
Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Ninth Judicial Circuit, 2000- present
Barrister Member, First Central Florida Inns of Court, Orlando Chapter, 2003- present
Admitted, United States Supreme Court
Admitted, United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal
Admitted, United States Federal Court- Middle District of Florida
Admitted, Florida Bar
Member, Trial Lawyers Section, Florida Bar
Member, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member, Christian Legal Society
Member, Federalists Society
Member, Orange County Bar Association

Civic/Community

President and General Counsel, Florida Family Policy Council, Inc
Orange County Bar, Legal Aid Guardian Ad Litem, 1985 to Present
Chairman of the Board, WIN Family Services, Baltimore, MD, 2000 to Present
Member, Metro Life Church, Casselberry FL., 1995 to Present
Precinct Committeeman, Leon County Republican Executive Committee, 1991-1993
House of Hope, Home for Runaway Teens, Advisory Board, Orlando, FL
Boy Scouts of America, Halifax District, Central Florida Council
     Eagle Scout Advancement Review Board, 1995
     Eagle Scout Award, 1980
     Vigil Honor Member, Order of the Arrow, 1981
     Assistant Scoutmaster, 1981-1984
     United Way Representative, BSA, 1984
Member, Seven Step Society-Sibling Support Group- Straight, Inc. Drug Rehabilitation
     Program, St. Petersburg 1984-85
Member, Chemical People, Daytona Beach Community Drug Abuse Task Force, 1983
American Red Cross, Campus Blood Drive Coordinator, 1982-84
Easter Seals Society, Gala Auction Staff, 1983-85
Halifax Urban Ministries, Food Collection, 1983-85

Personal

Birth: September 12, 1962, Daytona Beach, FL
Married: October 15, 1994 to Evelyne Olivia Weadon of Dothan, Alabama
Children: Joseph, born February 3, 2001; Benjamin born October 17, 2004; Hannah born January 22, 2007

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