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John A. DeVault, III

Attorney At Law, Managing Director Emeritus
Florida Bar Board Certified: Civil Trial Litigation
Florida Bar Board Certified: Business Litigation

John A. DeVault, III

Attorney At Law, Managing Director Emeritus
Florida Bar Board Certified: Civil Trial Litigation
Florida Bar Board Certified: Business Litigation

John A. DeVault, III received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida, where he was a member of Florida Blue Key, executive editor of the Law Review, and a member of the moot court team. Following a clerkship with the United States District Court, he joined the firm, where he has since practiced. He served as president of The Florida Bar from 1995 to 1996.

DeVault served six years as a member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar and the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. He is past chair of the Trial Lawyers Section, a founding master of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, and Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial and Business Litigation.


View our other the Bedell Firm lawyers that John A. DeVault, III works with, Michael Lockamy and Courtney Williams.

2018 Super Lawyers - John A Devault III
Super Lawyers - Top 10 Attorneys in Florida
Super Lawyers - Top 25 Attorneys in Jacksonville
Best Lawyers in America
Chambers USA
Lexis Nexis
American College of Trial Lawyers
The Florida Bar Board Certified
Legal Elite
American Board of Trial Advocates

AREA OF PRACTICE

– Trial and Appeal of Complex Commercial Litigation
Legal Malpractice Defense

BAR ADMISSIONS

– Florida Supreme Court
– United States Supreme Court
– U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th, 6th, 11th, and Federal Circuits
– U.S. District Courts, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida

HONORS & AWARDS

– The Best Lawyers in America (1987-present)
– Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2003-present)
– Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2005-present)
– Florida Super Lawyers (Florida Top 10: 2006-2008, 2011, 2015-2018 | Florida Top 100: 2009, 2010, 2012-2014)
– Martindale-Hubbell AV
– Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
– Fellow, International Society of Barristers

EDUCATION

– University of Florida College of Law, J.D.
(Member of Moot Court team, Member of Florida Blue Key; University of Florida Law Review, Executive Editor)
– University of Florida, B.S.

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

– U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Law Clerk, Hon. William A. McRae, Jr.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

– The Florida Bar, President (1995-1996) President-Elect (1994-1995) Board of Governors (1990-1996)
– American Bar Association, House of Delegates (1994-2000)
– The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Chair (1988-1989)
– The Florida Bar Commission on Lawyer Professionalism
– Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Founding Master of the Bench
– International Society of Barristers
– American Board of Trial Advocates
– U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Advisory Committee on Rules, Chair (1990-1993)
– Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida (1997-2000)