Attorney Spotlight: John G. Woodlee

John G. Woodlee Attorney Spotlight

Since 1865, our firm has distinguished itself as a leader in the Jacksonville litigation community due to the quality work done by our attorneys and paralegals. Among our firm’s capable attorneys is John G. Woodlee.

John Woodlee specializes in complex commercial litigation, general civil litigation, and appellate litigation. He has experience at the trial and appellate levels in various complex matters, including contract and other business disputes, actions to enforce non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, wrongful death lawsuits, insurance coverage disputes, and land use litigation. Learn more about John’s background and experience below.

Professional Background 

John attended Mercer University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor of the Duke Law Journal and was a member of the Order of the Coif. 

John joined Bedell in 2012 after serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. During John’s time with Bedell, he has quickly developed a reputation for his ability to tease out critical nuances from complicated legal issues and his grasp of the subtleties of appellate procedure. 


John is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Appellate Law and Commercial Litigation Committees, the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Appellate Practice, Trial Lawyers, and Solo & Small Firms Sections of The Florida Bar. 

In 2020, John’s article, “District Court Review of Mandamus Proceedings in Land-Use Litigation: Certiorari or Appeal?” was published in The Florida Bar Journal’s Appellate Practice column. Further accomplishments were recognized in John’s feature as a “Leader in the Law” in the Jacksonville Daily Record.

Community Involvement

John served as President of the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Board of Directors in 2019 and as Vice President in 2018. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income individuals in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. John has also provided pro bono representation in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Community Coalition, Inc., a nonprofit that serves residents of Kings Ridge Apartments, which is located in a historically underserved area. 

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