Zinzow Law
John Thresher

John Thresher

Board Certified Construction Attorney

John Jude Thresher, spends his days carrying on his father’s legacy as a prominent Florida Board Certified Construction Attorney.  John a lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida, was raised with strong values and an unsurpassed work ethic; these values were furthered in his role as a third baseman for Florida Southern College. Baseball taught John determination, teamwork, and enhanced his acute mental abilities.  The values imparted by a loving family as well as those imparted through athletics ensure that John will always work hard to exceed all expectations.  To wit, John received the highest score on The Florida Bar exam and was invited to speak on behalf of the 2001 inductees for the Swearing in Ceremony at the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland, Florida.  John devoted his formative years to learning not only the construction trades, but also to understanding the people behind the growth and development that make up his beautiful home state.


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

4 year scholarship athlete, Baseball
NCAA Athletic Advisory Committee
Academic All-American, Southern Region
1995 National Champion
1998 Team Captain


Honors & Accolades

  • 2019, Super Lawyer
  • 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