About John Mannion
John Mannion, known to friends and family as “Jack,” has both the life and professional experience to make him remarkably well suited for Circuit Judge. A native Floridan, John was born and raised in Miami. After graduating from The Florida State University, John returned to South Florida working for Dade County Public Schools while at the same time earing a Master of Business Administration from Florida International University. John’s MBA led him to a management position at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked for 10 years. While at The Coca-Cola Company, John still yearned to fulfill his lifelong dream of helping his community through practicing law; as a result, John put himself through law school at night, graduating from Georgia State University Law School in 2001.
In 2003, John returned to Florida and was hired as an Assistant State Attorney by his eventual mentor, the late Norm Wolfinger, State Attorney for Brevard & Seminole counties. John prosecuted nearly all manner of cases. His many jury trials include murder, domestic violence, sex crimes, & child abuse. For a number of years, he specialized in career criminals including violent career criminals and prison releasee reoffenders. In 2011, John was honored to receive the “Pride in Excellence Attorney of the Year Award” from the Brevard-Seminole State Attorney.
In 2016, John opened his own practice focusing on the representation of the less fortunate who cannot afford private legal counsel. John is honored to serve as a Court Appointed Attorney defending individual’s constitutional rights when they are accused of a crime. Additionally, John works tirelessly in Dependency Court helping bring families back together while navigating an often difficult and intimidating legal process for both the parents and children.
John is Board Certified in Criminal Trial, a distinction held only by 7 % of Florida lawyers. Most recently, John was recognized by his peers at the Seminole County Bar Association with the Gray-Whigham Award for Professionalism. John is grateful for the privilege of residing in Seminole County for almost twenty years with his wife and two daughters.