John D. Agnew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in Fort Myers, FL

Boy Agnew Potanovic, PLLC
4415 Metro Pkwy, Suite 110
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Phone: 239-208-6500
Fax: 239-208-6511
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas: State, Local & Municipal (60%), Business Litigation (20%), Employment & Labor: Employer (20%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Boy Agnew Potanovic, John D. Agnew has a varied practice that includes business and government counseling and litigation, among other matters. From the firm’s offices in Ft. Myers, Florida, he represents clients throughout Lee County and other parts of the state. A member in good standing of The Florida Bar since 2006 and thus eligible to practice before all Florida state courts, Mr. Agnew is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Mr. Agnew has served as the city attorney for Sanibel, Florida, since July 2018. He represents it along with other governmental agencies in a variety of matters, including regulatory compliance, litigation, arbitrations, and contract preparation and review. Mr. Agnew’s work on behalf of governments has included the preparation of legal opinions, employment issues, public records and grievances.

For his nongovernmental clients, Mr. Agnew has worked on many cases involving breach of contract and other business disputes. He has defended companies in employment law litigation that has encompassed wage and hour claims governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act, allegations of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal laws, wrongful termination and other types of retaliation, and noncompete agreements. Mr. Agnew’s courtroom and arbitration experience has additionally included real estate, construction, debt collections defense and commercial lease disputes.

Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his successful track record in and other of the courtroom, Mr. Agnew has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A graduate of what was then known as the University of Kentucky College of Law, he sits on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar and is a member of other professional groups.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%State, Local & Municipal
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements


9 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012

Articles about John D. Agnew appearing in Super Lawyers

About John D. Agnew

Admitted: 2006, Florida

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Program, Graduate
  • Board of Directors for Abuse Counselling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT) (Member 2017 - present) (President 2019-2020); Former Member of Board of Directors for PACE Center for Girls of Lee County (2013 - 2019), (Executive Committee 2015 - 2019)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors (2018 - present); President of Lee County Bar Association (2014); Member of Lee County Bar Association, Executive Council (2011-2015); Fellow of the Florida Bar Foundation (2011 - present); Appointee to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee (2015)
  • Appointee, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel (2015)


  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2021

Educational Background

  • University of Kentucky, B.H.S., summa cum laude, 2001
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Office Location for John D. Agnew

4415 Metro Pkwy
Suite 110
Fort Myers, FL 33916

Phone: 239-208-6500

Fax: 239-208-6511

Last Updated: 12/16/2020

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