John Hightower, Jr.

5470 E. Busch Blvd.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Areas of Practice

Trial - Civil and Criminal
Criminal Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court District of Colorado
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Tax Court


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of ColumbiaJ.D. - 2007
Honors: Greenfield Trial Practice Award, Criminal Justice Clinic
Honors: Moot Court - Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2006; Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2007 [Honorable Mention for Best Oral Advocate]
Law Journal: Georgetown Journal of International law

Florida College, Temple Terrace, FloridaB.A. (Magna Cum Laude) - 2003
Major: Liberal Studies

Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

Florida Bar Association
Hillsborough County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
International Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, Certified Legal Intern
International Organization for Migration - Field Office for Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Law Clerk
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, Law Clerk to General Counsel
Professor Thomas Franck, Research Assistant
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Legal Intern