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John L. Holcomb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa, FL

Holcomb Law, PLLC
601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Suite 109
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-665-1035
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense
Attorney Profile

John is a founding member of Holcomb Law, PLLC. He is an active trial lawyer who has tried more than 100 jury trials in both state and federal courts throughout Florida. His cases have included personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, long-term healthcare, and pharmaceutical litigation. 

Prior to starting Holcomb Law, John’s practice focused on defense work.   Throughout his career, he has represented several major national corporations in personal injury litigation. 

During his career, he has represented long-term healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and physicians.  
He has represented individuals and corporations as counsel selected by some of the largest insurance carriers in America. He has tried numerous cases involving automobile litigation, product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability and construction litigation.  This experience has given John an excellent understanding of how companies view Plaintiffs’ personal injury cases.

John is active in both professional and Bar-related activities. He is past National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only trial lawyers organization with over 7,000 members in the United States.  Prior to becoming National President of ABOTA, he served as President of the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA).  

John is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization which limits its membership to one percent of trial lawyers.

John has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  He has served as President of the J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court.  John has participated in Masters in Trial presentations throughout the United States.  He has served as a faculty member of the ABOTA Trial College at Princeton University and Harvard University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  John is also listed in America's Top 100 Attorneys for North Florida.

John has also given back to the community. He served on the Executive Board of Seminole Boosters, Inc. following an earlier career as a scholarship football player for Florida State University. In addition, he was a charter member of the University Center Club in Tallahassee where he served on the Board of Directors. 

John was the inaugural recipient of the Tampa Bay Seminole Club's Distinguished Alumni Award. He has also been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for the Florida State University School of Social Sciences. John has served as the President of HARC and the President of its Foundation. John is a proud trustee of The Kaul Foundation where he has helped to direct awards to many local, state and national charitable organizations and institutions of higher learning. 

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Defense
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About John L. Holcomb

First Admitted: 1980, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://holcomb.law/john-holcomb/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The Florida Bar 
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Honors/Awards

  • Florida State University School of Social Sciences, Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Tampa Bay Seminole Club’s, Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Charter member of the University Center Club in Tallahassee, Board of Directors
  • Executive Board of Seminole Boosters, Inc. 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • ABOTA Trial College at Princeton University and Harvard University, Faculty member

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar

Educational Background

  • Florida State University, B.S., 1977, Cum Laude
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Office Location for John L. Holcomb

601 S Harbour Island Blvd
Suite 109
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-665-1035

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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