Meet John Reid

John Laurance Reid is a seasoned attorney with decades of legal experience and is the founder of the Law Office of John Reid PLLC. His practice encompasses government and administrative law as well as family law, civil litigation, state appeals, and governmental relations.


John currently serves as the Board Counsel to the Tallahassee Independent Ethics Board where he oversees the intake and prosecutions of all incoming ethics complaints against Tallahassee city officials. As Board Counsel, John drafted much of Tallahassee’s new ethics code ordinance which was passed by the City Commission in December 2019. The new ordinance makes the Capital City’s ethics code among the most robust of all local governments in the State of Florida.


Additionally, John serves as the Town Attorney to two (2) municipalities in North Florida where he is responsible for drafting ordinances and advising public officials on all aspects of local government. John proudly serves the Town of Greenville in Madison County, which is the childhood home of music legend Ray Charles. In Greenville, John has revised the Town’s Charter and rewritten the Code of Ordinances for the Town. John also serves the Town of Sneads in Jackson County, where he actively works to assist this local community still suffering from the damage of Hurricane Michael.

John is an experienced administrative law attorney, representing clients from around the state in Chap. 120 actions against state agencies and departments before the Division of Administrative Hearings. John focuses on matters pertaining to workers’ compensation insurance compliance, state disciplinary actions, and licensure issues.


John is a frequent speaker on issue of the law, appearing on panels and providing guest lectures on matters such as Florida’s 2018 constitutional amendments, Whistle-blower’s statute, Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records laws, and state and local ethics codes. John has guest lectured at the FSU College of Law.


Additionally, John appears weekly on Real Talk 93.3 FM where he is featured in a 30-minute segment, entitled Real Conversations, where he debates a fellow attorney on the latest issues facing the nation, state and local community. On the same station, John also hosts his own weekly radio program every Sunday at 11:00 a.m, focused on politics and the law, entitled Capital Connections with John Reid.


A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, John has been a licensed attorney since 2000. He is admitted to the Florida and District of Columbia Bar Associations as well as to the United State Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.


John is happily married with two (2) beautiful children. The Reid family lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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