J.C. "Johann" Van Lierop, III was raised in the heart of the Florida Panhandle in Blountstown, and his family has a long tradition in business, politics, and education in the area.


After his graduation from Blountstown High School, Johann accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Upon graduation from West Point, he was commissioned as a United States Army Aviation officer, and served for more than 9 years as an AH-64A/D Apache attack helicopter pilot, including tours in Korea and as a commander in combat in Iraq.  Among other awards and decorations, during Johann's service in the United States Army, he received the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.

After his discharge from the Army, Johann attended the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, where he graduated with honors and was a published member of the Florida Law Review.  Subsequently, Johann honed his legal skills and gained valuable experience in two of the most prestigious law firms in the State of Florida.


University of Florida Levin College of Law

J.D., cum laude

United States Military Academy at West Point
B.S., American Politics and Law/Systems Engineering

Dean's Award Graduate


Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditor's Rights

Commercial Litigation

Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning




U.S. District Court of Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court of Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court of Southern District of Florida


The Hartford Firm, PLLC

Akerman, LLP


Smith, Hulseu & Busey


United States Army Captain

Aviation Branch


American Bar Association

Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Guest Lecturer at the University of Texas


Post-9/11  Army Disability Decisions:  Reinforcing Administrative Law Principles in Fitness and Disability Rating Determinations, 61 Fla. L. Rev. 639 (2009)


Meritorious Service Medal

Bronze Star

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal

Overseas Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Combat Action Badge

Paratrooper Badge

Army Aviator




(617) 207 8670


(904) 657 9080

With more than ten years of experience in the practice of law, Johann strives to provide thoughtful, conscientious, and thorough representation for each of his clients.  Johann's practice experience includes, among other things, representation of institutional and private lenders, commercial litigation, representation of trustees, creditors, and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, corporate law, commercial and residential real estate matters, collections, commercial and consumer finance, and contracts.


Johann also believes in giving back to the community, and has traditionally been active in providing pro bono services to deserving clients, with a focus on  serving disabled veterans.  He also provided much needed services, legal and otherwise, to the Florida Panhandle, which is still reeling from the landfall of Hurricane Michael in 2018. 


He is committed to providing high-quality affordable legal services to his clients, with a pledge to work tirelessly to obtain the very best legal results  possible.

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