John H. Piccin


John Piccin has been practicing law for over 40 years. He is rated AV Preeminent for more than 15 years by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Born in Willimantic, Connecticut, he moved to Ocala in 1974. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled innumerable jury trials resulting in favorable outcomes for his clients. John has litigated a wide variety of personal injury cases, insurance disputes, and wrongful death cases. John is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national organization limited to trial lawyers who have achieved verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more. He is also past President of the North Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, which is limited to lawyers with extensive trial experience and high ethical standards. John is passionate about pursuing justice for his clients.

Education

  • University of Vienna – Vienna, Austria
  • Villanova University, 1962, with honors
  • The University of Michigan Law School, 1965

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 1975
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1966
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District Florida
  • U.S. Claims Court

Former Board Positions

  • Chairman, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Chairman, Marion County Bench and Bar Committee
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates, North Florida Chapter

Personal and Family Life

John married Mary Burke in 1966 and they have two children, Katherine and Timothy. After graduating (with Diana Ross) from Cass Technical High School in Detroit and being chosen “Most Likely to Succeed”, Mary met John when she was an undergraduate at The University of Michigan and John was a second year law student. Mary runs the family horse farm and enjoys helping take care of their grandson, Rory,  three days a week. At present, Mary and Rory are taking archery lessons together, and John and Rory are just starting rowing lessons together.

Katie is a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg and St. Thomas Law School in Miami. She was an Assistant State Lawyer, was then in private practice with her father at Piccin & Glynn, was the General Counsel for the Marion County Clerk’s Office for six years and then the Chief Deputy Clerk of Court Services for two years. In January, 2017, Katie rejoined her father, John H. Piccin, at Piccin & Glynn to help advance the family law firm into the future. Katie is married to Keith Glynn. Katie loves being a mother and riding her thoroughbred, Tenor, and competes in local jumper events.

Tim Piccin, Lieutenant Colonel USAFR, is an F-16 Instructor Pilot, Mission Commander, and Forward Air Controller – Airborne with over 20 years of combined service in the Active Duty and Reserves. He has served in 7 combat operations both on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as from the air as a Mission Commander flying over 120 combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has been awarded two Bronze Stars and five Air Medals, with tours in the Republic of South Korea, Japan, Italy, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Tim also has extensive security cooperation experience having served as the Director of Special Operations activities and special programs for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Tim’s newest endeavor is in the civilian sector as a First Officer, Boeing 737, flying for American Airlines. Tim is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering 1995), as well as Columbia University Graduate School of Business (Masters of Business Administration 2011), and the London Business School (Masters of Business Administration 2011). Even after having lived overseas for more than 7 years and having travelled to over 55 countries, Tim is still proud to call Ocala his familial home, and he travels back as often as he can.

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