Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo, Cohen & Peterfriend

John M. Bringardner

Office Phone: 407.540.9170
Office Fax: 954.761.9940
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking / Transportation
John M. Bringardner, Esq., Senior Partner, has over 37 years of trial litigation experience with over 30 Florida jury verdicts. John handles complex civil litigation matters, including bodily injury claims involving automobile accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability, bad faith litigation and general negligence. John also handles medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and professional malpractice matters. John has considerable experience with emergency response issues in long-term care, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities and is well versed in infectious disease issues, such as COVID-19, for these entities. He also concentrates his practice in insurance coverage, employment and civil rights litigation.

John is a member of the Surgical SIU team and trial team. John's vast experience with medical malpractice and healthcare matters makes him a resource in investigating billing practices and ownership interests of surgeons.

John has handled several cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct of patients against their psychologists. He also has in-house counsel experience with clergy misconduct allegations.

Previously John worked as in-house counsel for a non-prot organization in the Risk Management and Employment Litigation Division. In this capacity, John oversaw all litigation handled by outside counseland managed a litigation team of over a dozen attorneys. John has also worked as a trial attorney for a large national law firm where he managed a litigation team handling medical malpractice, nursing home, professional malpractice, insurance coverage, employment and civil rights matters.

John has presented at numerous leading industry conferences on medical malpractice and nursing home negligence. He is a member of the Florida Assisted Living Association (FALA) and the Florida Society for Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety (FSHRMPS).

John earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law. John is admitted in Florida (1982). He is also is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (2003) and Northern District of Florida (2003). John is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (2003). He is also admitted in California (1993).


  • University of Central Florida, B.S., 1978
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1981

Bar Admissions

  • 1982, Florida
  • 1993, California
  • 2003, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 2003, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
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