John Cardillo

Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A.
3550 East Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL 304112
(239) 774-2229

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Wrongful Death; Insurance: Business Litigation


South Carolina Bar, 1968, U.S. District Court, District Court of South Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; New York Bar, 1970; U.S. District, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Florida Bar and U.S. Tax Court, 1972; U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, 1977; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1978; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981; U.S. Supreme Court, 1984


Furman University, B.A., 1964 (West Virginia); University Graduate School, 1965; University of South Carolina, J.D., 1968;


Florida Bar; South Carolina Bar; New York Bar; Florida Certified Circuit Court and County Court Mediator/Arbitrator; American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America); Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers); South Carolina Bar Association; Maritime Lawyers Association; Thomas Biggs Inns of Court (Founding Director); 20th Circuit Grievance Committee (1984-1987); Florida Bar Foundation's  Legal Aid for the Poor Sub-Committee; 20th Circuit Legislative Committee; Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (2005-2010); Florida Bar Council of Bar Association Presidents; Florida Bar Board of Governors, 20th Judicial Circuit Governor (1992-2002); Florida Bar Foundation, Fellows; Collier County Bar Association, President (1975-1976); Collier County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee, Co-Founder and Chair; Naples Area Chamber of Commerce (President, 1994-1995; Board of Directors); YMCA of Collier County (President, Board of Directors); Co-Founder, Big Brothers of Collier County; Environmental Advisory Committee of Collier County (Chair); Furman University Alumni Board of Directors; Governor's Task Force on Drug Abuse; United Arts Council f/k/a Fine Arts Society of Collier County (President, Board of Directors); Naples Leadership School (President, Board of Directors); Leadership Collier 1991; Gene and Mary Sarazen Foundation Advisory Board (1996-present); Terra Cotta Charities (President, Board of Directors 2000-present); Board of Trustees of Edison Community College (1998-1999); Neighborhood Health Clinic (Founding Director, President 2006-2007, Board of Directors 1998-present)



Born in Fort Lee, New Jersey, July 1, 1942, Admitted to the South Carolina Bar, 1968; Admitted to the New York Bar, 1970; Admitted to the Florida Bar, 1972

Personal Recognition:

Florida Bar’s G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award, 2001 recipient; Collier County Judges’ Donald Van Koughnet “Lion of the Law” Award, 2003; Collier County Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002; Lecturer: Civil and Criminal Litigation at Pomor State University Law School in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 2008; Presenter: Human Rights International Symposium in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 2008; Naples Daily News’ Outstanding Citizen for 2005; American Institute for Public Service, Jefferson Awards for Public Service, 2005; Florida State Senate Commendation, 2005; South Carolina State Senate Commendation, 2005.
Listed in: Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Law; Leading Attorneys in Florida; Florida Trend’s Legal Elite; Florida Super Lawyers; National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Florida.
Rated AV in Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (highest rating)