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. While pursuing his law degree he interned at the Office of the State Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida, working in the Juvenile Crimes Division.

After graduating, John continued working 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 trials.

After working as an Assistant State Attorney, John accepting a position with a private civil litigation firm and practiced in a wide range of civil litigation areas, such as business litigation, personal injury litigation and first-party insurance litigation. Having relocated to Jacksonville and joining the Taylor Day team, John continues practicing in the areas of business litigation and bodily injury defense.

John lives in Jacksonville Beach with his wife and 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., 2011)
  • Florida State University, (B.A., Criminology and Political Science, 2009)
Professional Affiliations
  • Young Lawyers Section, 10th Judicial Circuit, Treasurer, January 2014 – July 2016
  • Young Lawyers Section, 4th Judicial Circuit, January 2017 – Present
  • Impact Jax, Service and Giving Committee, January 2017 – Present
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