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John J. Bennett, Jr., Senior Associate

John practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation; shareholder and partnership disputes; and adversarial matters involving bankruptcy, estates, and trusts.  He joined Nardella & Nardella in the spring of 2018 when he moved his practice from Jacksonville, Florida, so that he and his wife, Alex (an Orlando native), could join their family here in Orlando. 

After receiving his B.A. in Japanese from Pennsylvania State University, John received his J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law where he graduated Magna cum Laude.  While in law school, he earned Book Awards (awarded for highest grade in the class) in Law & Economics; Advanced Legal Writing, Topic:  Genocide’s Origins; and Criminal Procedure.  He also served as a Staff Editor for Florida Coastal Law Review.

During law school, John was granted a Human Rights Fellowship, sending him to the Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina in Sarajevo to assist in ensuring that prosecutions involving war crime and crimes against humanity conformed to the standards set by the European Court of Human Rights.

When John is not busy advocating for his clients, he enjoys honoring his Italian upbringing in the kitchen and spending time with his family.


  • Federal Bar Association

  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association

  • The Florida Bar

  • Middle District of Florida

  • Southern District of Florida


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012, magna cum laude

  • Penn State University, Japanese, 2007