Destin Office

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Matthews & Jones, LLP
4475 Legendary Drive
Destin, Florida 32541
850.837.3662

Crestview Office

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Matthews & Jones, LLP
596 N. Ferdon Boulevard
Crestview, Florida  32536
850.682.6211

Niceville Office

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Matthews & Jones, LLP
323 John Sims Parkway SE
Niceville, Florida 32578
850.729.7440

Education

Florida State University (Business Marketing, 2007)

Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 2012)

Bar Admissions

Florida;

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida;

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

Member

Okaloosa-Walton County Bar Association; American Bar Association;

The Florida Bar;

Business Law Section of The Florida Bar

Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar

Ferguson-White Inn of Court (2011-2014)

Hillsborough County Bar Association (2012-2014)

Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (2012-2014)

Publications

Author, “Chapter 12 vs. Chapter 13 – An Overview with Reference to a Family Farmer,” The Cramdown (Winter 2012)

John M. Stratton was born and raised on the Florida Gulf Coast and received his B.S. from Florida State University in 2007.

From 2007 to 2009, John served as a sales consultant for E&J Gallo Winery where he consulted with key business decision makers on the legal aspects of alcohol regulation while also assisting in developing merchandising and marketing plans through regional, national and international trade channels.

Thereafter, John M. Stratton continued his education and legal studies at Stetson University College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2012.

While in law school, John interned for the Honorable Elizabeth Kovachevich, District Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida, the Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen, Bankruptcy Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and the Honorable David Demers of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

Additionally, while in law school, John served as an Associate Editor on the Stetson Law Review and was the recipient of the Cecil C. and Augusta M. Bailey Endowed Scholarship for demonstrating character, academic achievement, and meritorious leadership in the field of law.

Upon graduation, he was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal Award for excellence in bankruptcy studies and the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.

Prior to joining the firm, John M. Stratton practiced in Tampa, Florida, where he represented various financial institutions, private equity lenders, corporations, and individuals. His practice includes a broad spectrum of representation of these types of clients in bankruptcy, federal, and state court litigation matters including: contract disputes; commercial foreclosures; preferential and fraudulent transfer proceedings, debt restructuring and workouts; asset sales/purchases; post-judgment collection activities; foreign judgment enforcement; and issues involving tenants and leaseholds.