Our Approach

John H. McCorvey, Jr., draws upon 28 years of legal experience in civil litigation to resolve business and real estate disputes. Mr. McCorvey is AV® Preeminent ™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a Florida Bar Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator with training in dispute resolution. The litigation process is sometimes necessary, but is often unpredictable and expensive, with the litigants having limited control over the outcome.

He has handled hundreds of civil disputes, tried cases before judges and juries in Florida courts, and understands the litigation process. He also recognizes and appreciates the practical aspects of litigating a dispute, including the frustration, stress and financial impact upon clients. As a result, he approaches dispute resolution not only with extensive legal knowledge and experience, but also with consideration for the personal issues involved.

He encourages outcomes that are positive for clients and minimize the negative aspects of involvement in a controversy. However, should trial be necessary, he stands ready with experience and knowledge for effective advocacy on his client’s behalf.

I handle business disputes and real estate litigation for clients who would rather spend their time making money than fighting in a lawsuit. I’m different because I’m more interested in resolving the dispute than playing the lawsuit game.

Our Approach McCovery Law & Mediation

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Professional Background


• Accomplished litigation attorney with 28 years of experience in commercial and real estate litigation, including an emphasis on creditors’ rights

• AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

• AVVO™10.0 Superb Rating

• Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

• Approved Residential Mortgage Modification Mediator, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

• Admitted, State of Florida & U. S Court, Middle District of Florida

• Member, The Florida Bar

• Member, The Jacksonville Bar Association

• President, Young Lawyers Section (1997 – 1998)

• Chairman, Sole Practitioner/Small Firms Committee (2001 – 2002)

• Member, First Coast Chapter, Risk Management Association

• Affiliate Member, Northeast Florida Association of Realtors

• Member, Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund

• Agent, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company

• Attorney Member, Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” of The Florida Bar (2012-2014)

• Alumnus, Chester Bedell American Inn of Court


• Presenter, “Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop” – National Business Institute, a Florida Bar approved CLE seminar (2011)

• Presenter, “The Steps of Foreclosure,” First Coast Chapter, Risk Management Association (2009)

• Guest, FM 88.1 “The Promise” Morning Radio Show, answering caller questions on the topic of foreclosure (2008) and business disputes (2009)

• Presenter, “Judgment Enforcement in Florida” – Lorman Education Services, a Florida Bar approved CLE seminar (2008)

• Presenter, “Collection Law Update in Florida” – Lorman Education Services, a Florida Bar approved CLE seminar (1999)


• President, Rotary Club of West Jacksonville (2012 – 2013), Paul Harris Fellow, Member since 2001

• Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, North Florida Chapter, Advisory Board of Directors (2009 – 2011)

• Chairman for 2009 & 2010 “Tailgate Kickoff To a Cure” – events raised over $100,000
to help fight cystic fibrosis

• President, The Webb Center, Inc. (2000-2001) – organization assisting developmentally and physically disabled children and young adults reach full potential, Director (1994 – 2001)

• Member, The 200 Club of Jacksonville (2001 – present) – organization established to benefit survivors and family members of policemen and firemen killed or seriously injured in the line of duty


• Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor, December 1989
Cum Laude

• Recipient, Cecil and Augusta Bailey Scholarship Award, conferred upon graduation
(Criteria: Leadership, Scholarship and Character)

• Research Editor, Stetson Law Review

• Best Speaker, Freshman Moot Court Competition

• Author, “Corroboration or Propensity? An Empty Distinction in the admissibility of Similar Fact
Evidence” – Vol. 18-1, Stetson Law Review.

• Stetson University, Bachelor of Business Administration, August 1984
Major: Finance