Zinzow Law
John Thresher

John Thresher

Board Certified Construction Attorney

John J. Thresher, Esquire was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and has deep roots in the community. He was admitted to practice law in Florida in April 2001. Following in his father’s footsteps, he received a top score on The Florida Bar exam and was invited to speak on behalf of the 2001 inductees at the Swearing-in Ceremony at the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland, Florida.

John became the second attorney at the firm board certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law in July 2009. John Thresher clerked for the Law Firm of Joseph G. Thresher, P.A. for three years before joining the firm as an associate in December 2000. During those years, John Thresher’s experience included work in construction, design and contract surety.

Since being admitted to the bar, John has limited his practice to matters involving construction and surety law. He has significant experience in lien foreclosure actions, payment and performance bond claims, indemnity actions, construction defect matters, and scheduling/delay issues. He has actively participated in preparing complex jury cases for trial and has handled multiple arbitrations from institution through final hearing. He has experience in all aspects of civil litigation including drafting pleadings, motions, and discovery, taking depositions, oral argument, mediation and drafting appeals.


J.D., 2000, Stetson University College of Law

1999, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
1999, Omicron Delta Honor Society

B.A., 1998, Florida Southern College


Honors & Accolades

  • 2012, “Rising Star” Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2011, “Rising Star” Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2010, “Rising Star” Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2009, Florida Bar Board Certified – Construction Law
  • 1999, National Leadership Honor Society

Bar Admissions

State Courts:  Florida

Federal Courts:  U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Youth Baseball Coach
  • Zinzow Law Foundation, Silent Auction Coordinator
  • Curator of Sports Memorabilia Auctions for various Tampa Bay charitable causes.


Publications & Media

  • Issue 2012-03 ABA Forum on Construction Division 7, Newsletter, Determining Date of Last Work
  • 2012 Lawyer Magazine,  Contractor’s Final Payment Affidavit.

Lectures, Seminars, & Teaching Positions

  • 2012, Conference for Construction Insurance and Disputes — Bad Faith Claims
  • 2010, Conference for Construction Lien Law in Florida — Foreclosing Construction Liens and Bond Actions.
  • 2010, Conference for Construction Lien Law in Florida — Technical Requirements for Construction Lien and Bond Claims