John N. Kessenich


John N. Kessenich attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, for his undergraduate degree, graduating with a B.A. as a double major in Criminology and Political Science. He then attended the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.


After graduating, John took a position with the Office of the State Attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit in Bartow, Florida, prosecuting a wide range of criminal cases. He was later selected for the Economic Crimes Division, where he prosecuted high profile and complex white-collar offenses in addition to exploitation of the elderly offenses. As an Assistant State Attorney, John first chaired numerous complex jury trials.


After working as an Assistant State Attorney, John accepted a position with a private civil litigation firm In Bartow, Florida. There he practiced in a wide range of civil litigation areas, focusing on business litigation and plaintiff personal injury litigation. While working with this firm, John had the opportunity to participate in multiple civil jury trials.


After relocating to Jacksonville and joining the Taylor Day team, John continues practicing in the area of personal injury litigation, now on the defense. John represents insureds and insurers in a wide range of personal injury matters, including auto-accidents, slip and falls, trucking accidents, and wrongful death. In handling his cases, John is dedicated to aggressively pursuing every defense necessary to protect his clients.


John lives in Jacksonville Beach with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys spending his free time outside at the beach and cheering on the Seminoles with family and friends.

  • Florida State University College of Law, (J.D., 2012)
  • Florida State University, (B.A., Criminology and Political Science, 2009)
  • Young Lawyers Section, 10th Judicial Circuit, Treasurer, 2014 – 2016
  • The Willson American Inn of Court, Associate, 2013 – 2016
  • Young Lawyers Section, 4th Judicial Circuit, 2017 – 2020
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, 2019 – Present
  • Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel, 2019 – Present
  • Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, 2021 – Present
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2022 – Present
  • The Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2022 – Present