John V. Colvin


“Sit down with us. We’ll answer every question and explain all your options. That’s the best way we can earn the privilege of representing you.”

John Colvin has devoted his entire career to personal injury and wrongful death trial work. Having tried cases throughout Florida and in other states, John brings 28 years of trial experience with verdicts for clients seeking justice from motor vehicle crashes, product defects, medical malpractice, overdose, and suicide cases.

With tens of millions of dollars of cases that have settled before trial, John has always concentrated his work in the preparation for trial, knowing that a well-prepared case often sees justice before a jury is asked to decide it.

The son of a trial lawyer, John has long understood that no two cases are alike, and each client receives the attention and resources needed to recover the justice they seek. His support team understands that theirs is a client-centered approach to each case, with the focus on the client’s story.

John regularly participates and teaches in nationally renowned trial seminars and workshops, working with trial consultants and experts from across the country. Many of his cases involve out-of-state clients and lawyers who work with John as Florida counsel, giving him the opportunity to try cases with some of the nation’s top trial lawyers.

John is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar, a certification held by less than 1% of all Florida lawyers. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only group of trial lawyers in the plaintiff’s and defense bar. He has been consistently selected in the Best Lawyers in America (Product Liability), by Super Lawyers, Orlando Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Orlando, and for selection in the National 100 Trial Lawyers.

A lawyer for individuals and their loved ones suffering from the brain disease of addiction, John advocates against facilities and “professionals” who use misleading marketing and fraudulent claims of extraordinary and specialized medical capabilities and capacity to lure addicts and the insurance coverage they hold.

John is on the faculty of the Trial Lawyers College, an invitation-only, 25-day working trial training center. The Trial Lawyers College attracts some of the top civil and criminal defense attorneys from around the country, giving trial lawyers like John an active network of talented trial lawyers, new ideas, and support for the demanding and competitive work of handling clients’ cases.

John works out of Mooney Colvin’s Orlando and Jupiter (South Florida) offices. He handles cases statewide throughout Florida. He and his wife, Carolyn, are the proud parents of four tremendous kids.

  • Florida, Indiana
  • U.S. District Courts, Middle and Southern District of Florida, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • $7.01M (wrongful death medical  malpractice) 2015
  • $3.68M (traumatic brain injury) 2017 (Top 20 verdict in Florida)
  • $1.43M (PTSD from sexual assault) 2015
  • $1.2M (achilles tendon rupture) 2021
  • $300,000 (clavicle fracture and neuropathic pain) 2018
  • $1M (femur fracture to 81 year-old involving dog) 2019

While no client prefers trial to settlement, John believes that effective trial lawyering can bring better settlements sooner. And for those cases that require jury trials, John’s trial results speak for themselves.

AREAS OF PRACTICE (Florida Statewide)
  • $2.45M (insurance bad faith)
  • $2.4M (medical malpractice wrongful death)
  • $2.25M (motor vehicle with traumatic brain injury)
  • $1.95M (negligent prescription resulting in death at addiction treatment facility)
  • $1.25M (pediatric malpractice)
  • $750k (MVA with spine surgery)
  • $625,000 (spine surgery)
  • $610,000 (spine surgery)
  • $500k (MVA with spine surgery)
  • $300k (MVA with shoulder surgery)