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John J. Tress, lll

Mr. Tress attended George Washington University where he graduated in 1996 with high honors. Upon completion of his studies at George Washington, Mr. Tress attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he competed as a member of the school’s ABA National Trial Team.

After obtaining his law degree, Mr. Tress accepted a position as an assistant state attorney with the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade County. During his time as a criminal prosecutor, Mr. Tress quickly advanced through the Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions trying numerous cases as the lead prosecutor along the way. Ultimately, Mr. Tress accepted a position in the Sexual Battery and Aggravated Child Abuse Unit where he prosecuted very serious and sensitive cases.

After obtaining extensive trial experience, Mr. Tress joined Grower, Ketcham as an associate in 2003 and subsequently became a partner in 2007.  Mr. Tress has a diverse practice which includes medical malpractice litigation, general liability and premises liability matters.  His experience also includes the defense of environmental professionals, including geologists and engineers.  In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Tress frequently represents medical professionals in licensing matters.  His analytical skills and trial experience have been tremendous assets to the defense of his clients in these litigation areas. 

When he is not working for Grower, Ketcham and firm clients, Mr. Tress enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and watching sporting events. 

George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996
The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1999

Core Practice Areas
Healthcare law
Medical malpractice defense
Civil litigation
Contracts, environmental and toxic tort litigation

Legal Experience
1995-1998   Law Clerk    Law Office of Attorney, Marc S. Zweben   Washington, DC
1997-1999   Intake Counselor/Legal Intern    City Attorney's Office, Prosecutor Division   Columbus, OH
1999-2003   Assistant State Attorney    Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida   Miami, Florida
2003-present   Partner    Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A.   Maitland, Florida

Admissions, Membership and Affiliations
The Florida Bar
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Orange County Bar Association
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Florida Defense Lawyers Association