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Personal Injury
Family Law


University of Florida College of Law

John Avvo


Before joining Glassman & Zissimopulos, John was a prosecutor in the Alachua County Office. In prosecuting more than a thousand criminal cases, John has obtained an extensive knowledge of the rules, policies, and procedures used by the State in Gainesville, Florida and surrounding areas.

Before graduating, John was the President of both the undergraduate and law school Mock Trial Teams at the University of Florida.  He competed in and won state and national championships which earned him an invitation to start coaching the teams. John has already coached multiple championship teams.

John is an executive board member for the local Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, as well as an active member of Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Bennett Inn of Court.

John works tirelessly fighting for his clients in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, and family law. 


University of Florida College of Law, J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 2015
University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Finance – 2012


Criminal Law Personal Injury Family Law

Sex Crimes

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes



Reckless Driving

Aggravated Battery/Assault

Driving on a Suspended License

Leaving the Scene of An Accident

Car Crashes
Victims of DUI Crashes
Slip/Trip & Fall

Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Birth Injuries

Burn & Fire

Dog Bites

Child Custody Disputes
Equitable Distribution
Alimony/Spousal Support
Domestic Violence Injunctions
Restraining Orders


Bar Admissions

Florida Bar Association – 2015

Memberships and Associations

Bennett Inn of Courts

Order of the Barristers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Blue Key

Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association

8JCBA – Young Lawyers Division

Alachua County Emerging Leaders

Gainesville Young Professionals


Adjunct Professor, University of Florida College of Law

Trial Team – 2016-present

Guest Lecturer, University of Florida College of Law

Trial Practice, 2016-Present

Trial Advocacy, 2016-Present

Guest Lecturer, University of Florida Department of Political Science

Writing for Pre-Law, 2012-2014


Over a dozen best advocate awards at trial team competitions across the nation as a competitor

More than ten National and State Trial Team Championships as a coach, most recently

University of Florida Specific Awards

Florida Trial Team Closing Argument Competition (First Place, 2013)

Florida Trial Team Final Four Competition (Best Team, 2013, Best Advocate 2013)

Florida Trial Team Outstanding Graduate Award (Spring 2015)

Florida Trial Team Gerald T. Bennett Outstanding Service Award (Spring 2015)

Book Award: Trial Team (Spring 2015)