BACKGROUND:
John Hooley was born in New York, grew up in a small town in Iowa.  His family came to Florida in 1963.  He graduated from New York University in 1974.  He drove a taxicab in New York City and held several other jobs to pay his tuition. After graduation he attended law school at the University of Florida and earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1977.  He interned with the State Attorney' office in Jacksonville, Florida.  After graduation, he worked as an assistant state attorney in Naples until 1979.  He was a partner with Arthur V. Woodward in Marco Island from 1979 until 1985.  In 1985 the law firm of Vega, Brown, Stanly & Martin, one of the oldest established firms in Naples, offered him a partnership.  In 2003, he formed a new partnership with David Garber and John Holloway.  The firm disbanded in 2014 and Mr. Hooley established his own firm. His outside interests include contract bridge, martial arts, and travel.

EDUCATION:
Undergraduate Degree - New York University - 1974
 

Juris Doctor Degree - University of Florida - 1977

STATE BAR ADMISSION:
Admitted to the Florida Bar November 18, 1977

Florida Bar # 238104

Federal Court Admissions:

Middle District of Florida - January 26, 1979

Southern District of Florida - August 20, 1981

Southern District Trial Bar - August 20 1986

 

Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal

October 1, 1981


FLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFIED AS AN EXPERT:

CIVIL TRIAL LAW

June 1, 1995 to the present.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

August 1, 1997 to the present


PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT:

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee - 1993 to 1995

 

Judicial Nominating Committee

(appointed by the Florida Governor)

July 21, 2008 to July 1, 2012

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Lely Civic Association, Board Member and  President

 

Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay 1995-2015

 

East Naples Civic Association, Board Member

2000 to present - President 2003 2005

 

Boy Scouts - former scoutmaster Troop 2.

 

Springboard Diving Coach - Naples High School

2007-2014.

 

Head of School -Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts

1977 to present Rank - Yondan

JOHN F. HOOLEY