As an attorney at the Florida Law Group, John C. Distasio specializes in consumer protection and personal injury law. He handles each case with passion and professionalism and is a true advocate. Some of his practice areas include the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, and Truck Crash Cases.
If you have been involved in a crash involving a big rig or semi-truck, John focuses on these cases with palpable care, detail, and zeal. He can review the specifics of your situation, identify negligent (at fault) parties, and fight to help you get the best possible settlement from insurance companies and negligent parties. You’ll get the assistance you need and the compensation you deserve when you choose him as your truck injury lawyer in Florida. John’s insurance defense background gives you an upper hand, when navigating the insurance process. He knows the tactics they use to try to deny or delay payment of full and fair compensation. Because John knows how to handle these matters, it will save clients time, money and anxiety.
Prior to joining the firm, John served the people of the State of Florida as an Assistant State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit. He worked alongside some of Florida’s most respected prosecutors, trying over one hundred jury and non-jury trials. He handled a caseload in excess of two hundred cases, ranging from DUI to Attempted Murder. During his time as a prosecutor, John earned his Master of Law (LL.M.) in Advocacy from Stetson University College of Law, the number one trial advocacy school in the country.
John received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Florida State University, where he graduated cum laude. He later attended Florida International University, receiving his Juris Doctor degree. While in law school, John was a member of the Trial Team and was awarded the Book Award in Florida Law and Procedure.
He has completed internships on both the state and federal level. Most notably, John had the privilege of interning at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in the Honorable Judge Mark Faulk’s chambers. John’s previous experiences in the Civil Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida and Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit are some other experiences that have shaped the lawyer he is today.