John E. Schaefer

John E. Schaefer

Associate Attorney

Call: (727) 733-0494

Practice Areas

  • Government and Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation Defense
  • Collections

Background & Experience

John has been a proud member of the Trask Daigneault law team for since 2016, practicing primarily in general governmental representation, civil litigation and collections. Before that, he was a Senior Assistant County Attorney for Pinellas County government, working there for more than 31 years. His primary responsibilities involved Risk Management litigation, representing the County and Constitutional Officers in all manner of cases for negligence, wrongful death, other torts, and civil rights in state and federal courts. John also represented the Property Appraiser in ad valorem tax assessment litigation and prosecuted civil forfeitures for the Sheriff. In the area of appellate practice, John was involved in a number of reported appellate cases, including at the Florida Supreme Court. He is peer-rated AV/Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. John and his wife, Sue, have two daughters, Erika and Shannon.


  • University of Michigan, B.A., Honors Program; Highest
  • Honors in History
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D.

Tel: (727) 733-0494 1001 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 201, Clearwater, Florida 33756