Curriculum Vitae

 

PROFESSIONAL

CERTIFICATIONS:

John F. Callender - Attorney at Law specializing in Will Contest cases in the State of Florida.

John F. Callender – Attorney at Law specializing in Will Contest cases in the State of Florida.

  • Florida Bar Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

ADMISSIONS:

  • The Florida Bar, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1996.

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association

CAREER:

  • Sole practice 1984 to present (trial and appellate law)
  • Turner, Ford & Callender, P. A. 1981-1984 (trial partner)
  • Assistant State Attorney 1980-1981 (trial — prosecution)
  • Cobb & Cole 1978-1980 (trial associate; insurance defense and commercial litigation)
  • Bedell, Bedell, Dittmar and Zehmer 1976-1978 (trial associate; white collar criminal, commercial & probate litigation)

EDUCATION:

  • Duke Law School 1976
    J.D. with distinction
    Editor-in-Chief, Legal Research Program
  • University of North Carolina 1969
    M.A. Classics
  • Davidson College 1966
    A.B. cum laude — honors in history

PERSONAL

  • Born Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Hobbies include reading, fishing, tennis and swimming.
  • Active in civic, religious and social organizations.

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