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John N. Conrad


Year elected to the bench: 2008

Appointed to the bench: 2006


Current Assignment: County Criminal Division E

Previous Assignments: Circuit Division O, County Criminal Division C, County Civil Division L


Law School: Stetson University

College of Law, J.D. 1980; 

Undergraduate: Stetson University, 

B.A. English, 1978  



The Florida Bar

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida 

Florida Conference of County Court Judges 

Florida Judicial College Mentor Program (2009 –Present) 

Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA 5K Pro Bono River Run Committee, Co-Chair) 

Tampa Bay Inn of Court (2007 – Present; President, 2009 – 2010) 

Certified Circuit Court Mediator (1996 - 2006) 

Martindale Hubbell - AV rated



September, 1996 - March, 2006:

John N. Conrad, P.A. Primary concentration in the field of eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights litigation, and mediation services.

July, 1994 - September, 1996:

Assistant Attorney General - Office of the Attorney General, Tampa, Florida (Eminent Domain litigation).

October 1991 - July, 1994:

Senior Attorney - Florida Department of Transportation, District One, Bartow, Florida (Eminent Domain litigation).

November, 1989 - October, 1991:

Attorney - Butler, Burnette & Pappas, Tampa, Florida (Litigation involving product liability, automobile negligence, and personal injury cases).

June, 1983 - September, 1989:

Attorney – Office of the Public Defender, Tampa, Florida. Chief Assistant Public Defender, Circuit Criminal Division B. (Supervision of six attorneys in Felony Division and responsible for the preparation and trial of felony and capital cases).

October, 1982 - February, 1983:

Attorney - Bull & Neilson, Orlando, Florida. (Construction litigation).

July, 1981 - September, 1982:

Attorney - Jim Walter Corporation, Tampa, Florida (Asbestos-related litigation).


“What We All Need to Know About Premises Liability", 1990.

"Pre-Condemnation Planning and Preparation of Witnesses" and "Uniform Standards (USPAP) and Its Effect on the Expert-Lawyer Relationship", October, 1995.

"What Attorneys Need to Know to Justify the Expert’s Fee", March, 1996.

“Presentation of Motion in Limine Argument”, September, 1996.

“Mock Mediation”, April, 1998.

“The Appraiser’s Function in a Litigation Setting”, April, 2000.

“The Do’s and Don'ts of Mediation - A Mediator’s Perspective”, September, 2003.

“Eminent Domain Case Law Update”, Annual Presentation, October, 1996 through March, 2006.

“Florida Law: People & Trees”, May, 2004.

“Ethics in Mediation”, October, 2005.

“Moderator: A View From the Bench - A Panel Presentation”, October, 2006.

“Professionalism and Ethics in the Courtroom”, January, 2008.

“Attorney Professionalism”, May, 2009.
"Professionalism in the Courtroom", February, 2014.

"Jury Instructions", June, 2014.

"Judicial Perspective", "A View From the Bench", June, 2015.

"A View From the Bench", "Criminal Law", October, 2018.

"Judicial Panel, Criminal Law", October, 2019
"Judicial Panel, Closing Arguments, Do’s and Don’ts", October, 2019 


The Economic Whole-Take, Bark or Bite?”, The Lawyer, Hillsborough County Bar Association, October, 1996.

“Special Master Proceedings for Regulatory Disputes -Pitfalls and Practical Considerations”, Environmental and Land Use Section Reporter, The Florida Bar, April, 2002 (William B. Smith, Esquire, Co-Author).

“Eminent Domain Case Law Update”, Quarterly Newsletter, Association of Eminent Domain Professionals, March,1997 through March, 2003.

“Theories of Constitutional Law - Treatment by Florida Courts”. Regulatory Takings Seminar, CLE International, March,2006 (Margaret Cooper, Esquire, Co-Author).

“Hillsborough County Bar Association Peer Review Program”, The Lawyer, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March, 2008 (Judge Kevin Carey, Co-Author).



Recipient, 2013 Lincoln Award, Tampa Bay Inn of Court

(This award is given to the member of the Tampa Bay Inn of Court who best exemplifies the goals of the Inn by promoting legal excellence, civility, professionalism, and ethics in the practice of law.)


Recipient, 2019 James M. “Red” McEwen Memorial Award

(This award is presented by the President of the Hillsborough County Bar Association to an individual “for outstanding assistance and support during my term as President, which will have an everlasting impact on the Hillsborough County Bar Association.”)



Stetson University, Alumni Board of Directors (2007-2012)

Central Baptist Church and Christian School - Trustee