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About John

Attorney at Law

John R. Oldham

John Oldham is an AV® rated attorney, which is the highest rating an attorney can achieve in his area of practice considering the attorney’s experience, nature of the practice, and qualifications relevant to the profession.

Currently, John focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, tractor-trailer accidents, and automobile accidents, with 100% of his practice devoted to litigation.

In 1995, he obtained the highest reported verdict ever awarded by a jury in Polk County, Florida, on behalf of a client whose spinal cord was severely injured when his car was hit by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. He followed that success by obtaining a record multi-million dollar verdict in Hernando County, Florida, involving the death of a young father in a tractor-trailer accident. In 2000, he was the lead trial attorney in the highest wrongful death verdict in Tavares, Florida, involving a tanker tractor-trailer. In 2001, John was named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is thoroughly versed in both federal and state requirements for truck driver education & safety training and has specialized experience in accident reconstruction for tractor-trailers.

John has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. John is a former State Prosecutor for Orange County and Lake County. His experience included trying several death penalty cases and other capital crimes. He was also appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida under an executive order for special assignments for cases that involved conflicts with the local State Attorney. John served as the president of the Lake County Bar Association in 2001 and is a current member of the Lake County Bar Association Board of Directors. He is a member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, and the Trial Lawyers Group of the Florida Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988


  • Shepard Broad College of Law; Fort Lauderdale, Florida – J.D., 1987

  • University of Florida; Gainesville, Florida – B.S.B.A., 1984

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Lake County Bar Association, Past President – Current Board of Directors

  • Florida Bar, Member, Section of Trial Lawyers

  • American Association for Justice, Member

  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rated