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Accomplished state, federal and international attorney John J. Spittler, Jr., acts as Managing Partner of Spittler and Associates, P.A. Mr. John Spittler possesses more than 35 years’ experience appearing before state, federal, and international courts in matters related to commercial banking, insurance, business, real estate, aviation, class-action, extradition and criminal/forfeiture/money laundering/racketeering litigation.

Extensively involved in Miami’s legal academic scene, John J. Spittler, Jr., has served as an Instructor at the University of Miami School of Law, Moot Court Judge and authored publications for the University of Miami Law Review. John J. Spittler, Jr.’s connection to the South Florida legal community dates back to his education at the University of Miami, from which he graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 1974, and member of the University of Miami Law Review. A United States Air Force veteran and member of the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and The Florida Bar. Attorney John J. Spittler, Jr. also participates with the American Association for Justice.

John J. Spittler, Jr. has litigated cases and established long-lasting contacts in federal courts throughout the United States; Europe, including Switzerland, France, and Austria; Asia; the Caribbean; and North, Central, and South America, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Central America.

An authority on foreclosure law, John Spittler possesses expertise in defense and prosecution litigation. Mr. Spittler has provided help to over 1000 foreclosure clients in Florida and New York, and also represents banks, private lenders and financial institutions in obtaining foreclosure judgments.
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A few of Mr. Spittler’s commercial clients include: Wells Fargo Bank, Continental Mutual Mortgage Company, Schroder & Co Banque SA (Geneva), Schroder & Co Bank Ltd. (Zurich), Banco Industrial de Venezuela, Banco Agricola Mercantil (Guatemala), Banco Agricola de Bolivia, ALM Antillean Airlines (Curacao), KLM Airlines (Amsterdam), Atlantic Airlines (Honduras), Wings Airline (Venezuela), Avior Airlines (Venezuela), Cayman Airways (Cayman Islands), Global Aerospace Corporation, Air Florida, The Walt Disney Company, Lloyds of London, Marsh & McLennan Companies throughout Central America, Cerveceria Centro Americana, S.A. (Guatemala), CEPSA S.A. (Equador), La Prensa (Nicaragua), Tecniseguros C.A. throughout Central America, and the governments of the United States, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Guatemala, Grand Bahama and Curacao.

Representation of individuals are confidential.

A cum laude graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio 1969,
University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1974), Member of the University of Miami Law Review

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Mr. McCallion has an outstanding record of victories and has handled some of the country’s largest, multi-million dollar cases, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill case in Alaska, the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant litigation, the Gulf War case, and the Bhopal Gas disaster litigation. As lead counsel in the federal class action litigation against various French banks, Mr. McCallion successfully represented Holocaust survivors and the families of victims, resulting in the establishment of a substantial settlement fund and claims procedure.

Additionally, he represented thousands of World War II victims of forced and slave labor in their successful settlement claims against the German government and German industries. Mr. McCallion won a major jury verdict against a pesticide company on behalf of a family exposed to Dursban TC, a pesticide manufactured by Dow Chemical Corp. Mr. McCallion represented families of the victims of the American Airlines crash Flight 587 and veterans of the first Gulf War (in 1991) who were injured after exposure to chemicals sold to the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq by various European chemical companies. Mr. McCallion also represented the families of victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack, and he also represents Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, in a case involving wrongful imprisonment and human rights violations.

Mr. McCallion is a graduate of Yale University and Fordham Law School and is an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School.

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