Short Bio

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.


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012, magna cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, Japanese, 2007

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Federal Bar Association, Orlando Chapter, Vice President of Membership (Present), Secretary (2020-2021)
  • Adult Literacy League (Board Member)
  • The Florida Bar
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Southern District of Florida

Representative Decisions

  • Wyndham Vacation Ownership v. Sussman, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 208752 (M.D. Fla. Sep. 27, 2021).
  • Progressive Plumbing, Inc. v. Kast Constr. III, LLC (In re Progressive Plumbing, Inc.), 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 1485 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. May 13, 2019).
  • In re Chan, 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 2702 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. June 3, 2019).
  • Hilton Resorts Corp. v. Sussman, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108295 (M.D. Fla. June 28, 2019).
  • Ganesh Vasudev v. Powers, 279 So. 3d 732 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019).
  • Orange Lake Country Club v. Reed Hein & Assocs., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 223939 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 4, 2019).
  • Progressive Plumbing, Inc. v. Kast Constr. III, LLC (In re Progressive Plumbing, Inc.), 2018 Bankr. LEXIS 4026 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. Dec. 21, 2018).