John A. Schifino

Partner at Burr & Forman LLP

John A. Schifino

John A. Schifino

Partner at Burr & Forman LLP

Biography

John’s environmental practice includes toxic tort litigation and the representation of business clients in areas of environmental enforcement, compliance, and permitting. He has represented business clients in Superfund (CERCLA) matters, and has served on a steering committee for a Superfund site located in Hillsborough County, Florida.

John has lectured frequently on environmental matters, and co-wrote the chapter “Environmental Management Systems” in Managing Hazardous Materials, a comprehensive hazardous materials text published by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.

He is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

John is a member of the board of directors of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, was a member of and chaired the Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee, Division E, in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit from 2009 to 2012, is a member of the board of directors of the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Trial and Litigation Section, and co-chaired the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Judicial Liaison Committee from 2004 through 2010. He is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and has been listed in Florida Trend's Legal Elite as well as Florida Super Lawyers.

John is an active community volunteer, including serving as president of Bayshore Little League, volunteering at the YMCA, and previously serving on the State Board of Trustees of the PACE Center for Girls.

Education

J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College
St. Lawrence University

Professional Associations

Florida Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section (1996 to present)
Florida Bar Association Environmental Law Section (1996 to present)
Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial and Litigation Section Board of Directors (2011-present)
Hillsborough County Bar Association Judicial Liaison Committee (member, 2004 to present; chair, 2004-2010)
American Bar Association (1996 to present)
Hillsborough County Bar Association (1996 to present)
Hillsborough County Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Section (1996 to present)
Florida Bar Association (1996 to present)
Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial and Litigation Section (1996 to present)
Federal Bar Association (2008 to present)
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13E (member, 2009-2012; chair, 2010-2012)
Hillsborough County Bar Association Board of Directors (2011 to present)

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Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Lawyer
Florida Legal Elite (2008)
Hillsborough County Bar Association Outstanding Achievement Award (2012)
Florida Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2010-2011)

Community Involvement

PACE Center for Girls, Hillsborough County (member of Board of Directors, 2002-2009; board chair, 2003-2009)
PACE Center for Girls, member of State Board of Trustees (2003-2009)

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Burr & Forman LLP is a century old full-service law firm with a forward-thinking approach to providing legal solutions. They have nearly 300 attorneys and offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Burr & Forman offers a wide range of business and litigation services to diverse clients with local, national and international interests.

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PACE Center for Girls, Inc. provides social services to girls such as education, counseling, training, and advocacy. It offers services that take into account how girls learn and develop and staff that understand the lives of girls and can respond to their strengths. The company was founded by Vickie Burke in 1985 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.

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PACE Center for Girls, Inc. provides social services to girls such as education, counseling, training, and advocacy. It offers services that take into account how girls learn and develop and staff that understand the lives of girls and can respond to their strengths. The company was founded by Vickie Burke in 1985 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.

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