Protecting the Rights of Those Facing Serious Injuries
O. John Alpizar has been involved in civil trial litigation locally in Brevard County and Palm Bay since 1978. Growing up, he wanted to be an FBI Agent. To be eligible for the FBI, John pursued a law degree in college.
While clerking in Ohio he experienced what a career as a personal injury attorney was like and he was hooked. He liked helping people, righting wrongs and leveling the playing field.
John has been helping Palm Bay victims seek justice for more than 40 years. He has obtained numerous million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
He has litigated and tried to verdict virtually every type of Personal Injury & Wrongful Death case, including cases involving Automobile Accidents, Insurance Company Bad Faith and Premises Liability.
Florida Bar, 1978
U.S. District Court for Middle District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit
Bethany College (Cum Laude), B.A., 1975
Capital University, J.D. degree, 1978
Awards and Honors
Martindale Hubbell – AV Rating
Florida Trend Magazine’s – Legal Elite
Florida Super Lawyers – Top 5% of Attorneys in Florida
Author: “Sovereign Rights and Sunken Treasure: Treasure Salvers, Inc. v. Unidentified and Abandoned Sailing Vessel,” 7 Capital University Law Review, 1977.
Speaker, Florida Justice Association Convention, West Palm Beach – “Bad Faith Litigation and Trial Practice”
Community Associations & Leadership Activities
Sponsor: Drive Alive Public Service Program
Board of Trustee and Trustee Emeritus: Bethany College
Member: Brevard Art Museum
Board of Directors: Florida Business Bank
Advisory Board: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church – Educational Endowment
Member: Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
Member: Space Coast for Marine Conservation
Former Founding Director, Investor and Board of Directors: Security National Bank of Brevard.
Professional Memberships & Leadership Roles:
Member: American Association for Justice
Member: Brevard County Bar Association
Member: Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Member: Florida Bar Association
Eagle Member: Florida Justice Association
Member: Million Dollar Advocates Forum
5th District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission, 2011—current
Former Member: 18th Judicial Circuit, Judicial Nominating Committee, 1987-1991
Former Board of Directors, Brevard County Bar Association: 1982-1989; Treasurer, 1987-1988; Secretary, 1988-1989; President-Elect, 1989-1990; President, 1990-1991)
Former Executive Committee, Worker’s Compensation Section, 1986-1989: The Florida Bar
Former Legislative Committee, Florida Justice Association: 1984-1985; Chairman-Elect, Worker’s Compensation Section, 1985-1986; Chairman, Worker’s Compensation Section, 1986-1987; Board of Directors, 1986-1987
Former Member: Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Brevard County, 1984-1987
Former Member: Capital University Law Review Staff, 1977-1978.
Appointed: Fifth District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission, April 2008 (three-year term)
Appointed by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
North American Brain Injury Society, Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury, 2008
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