John Contini: Bridging Clients with Elite Civil Lawyers in Civil Law

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John Contini: Bridging Clients with Elite Civil Lawyers in Civil Law

Former Broward Judge John Patrick Contini, The Mediator Helping People Find the Right Civil Lawyer for your Civil Law case.

Civil Lawyers in Civil Law

In the realm of civil law, finding a legal expert who not only understands the nuances of your case but also possesses the compassion and integrity to handle it with care is crucial. This is where John Contini, a former Broward Judge and the founder of Contini Solutions, steps in. With an illustrious career spanning over three decades in various legal capacities, John Contini has established himself as a mediator par excellence, dedicated to connecting individuals with the right civil lawyers.

John Contini’s journey in the legal field is marked by diverse roles, including an Assistant State Attorney, a trial lawyer specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, wrongful death, family law, and civil rights litigation, and finally, as a Circuit Court Judge. This vast experience has equipped him with a unique perspective on the legal system, enabling him to identify and collaborate with top-notch civil lawyers who are not only skilled in their domain but are also compassionate and affordable.

Civil Lawyers in Civil Law

Contini Solutions is not just another referral service; it’s a commitment to stand by your side, ensuring that you are guided and supported throughout your legal journey. John Contini’s approach is personal and hands-on, reflecting his belief in the power of integrity, compassion, and expert legal representation in transforming lives.

Judge John Contini

As the legal landscape continues to evolve, John Contini’s mission remains steadfast: to provide individuals with access to the finest civil lawyers, ensuring justice is not just a privilege but a right accessible to all. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of civil litigation or seeking advice on civil law matters, John Contini’s expertise and network of elite civil lawyers offer a beacon of hope and unparalleled legal assistance.

Former Judge John P Contini of Contini Solutions is an experienced mediator who knows what it takes to choose the right lawyer for any case.

Judge John Patrick Contini

Finding the right civil lawyer for your civil law case

Finding the right lawyer can make a whole world of difference in a case. But just because this is common knowledge doesn’t make things any easier. For one, it involves tons of research that most people simply don’t have time for. For another, even if one gets a hold of a good lawyer, they might not have any specialty in the case one wants to pursue. Most people who find themselves in this situation, thus, have to resort to numerous trials and errors which can be severely draining. Fortunately, Former Broward Judge John P Contini of Contini Solutions is set to change the narrative.

John Patrick Contini

Former Broward Judge John Patrick Contini offers mediation services that are backed by a colorful career in the legal sector. As John puts it, “I have been on all sides of the equation from Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) to trial lawyer (27 years) in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, wrongful death, family law and civil rights litigation, and most recently as a Circuit Court Judge, so I can certainly relate to both sides in almost all cases.”

Former Broward Judge John Patrick Contini believes his background sets him apart from others in the same field as he knows exactly what to look for without beating around the bush. “In my former capacity as a trial lawyer and trial judge over the past 30 years, I’ve seen the best (and worst) of humanity. I know those who care and get it done with a minimum of hassle and cost. They’re true top-notch experts. But more important than just their credentials: their integrity and compassion.”

Civil Lawyers in Civil Law

He further goes on to explain what his service entails. “People come to me when they’re in a jam, and I connect them with the right experts (i.e., lawyers, paralegals, investigators, or addiction specialists) I’ve worked closely with over the years — dedicated men and women who are competent, compassionate, and affordable. But this isn’t a referral service where I outsource and go away. I will stay engaged, right by your side (if you’d like) until the situation is put to bed.

Civil Lawyers in Civil Law

Former Judge John Patrick Contini grew up in both Boston and Cleveland before proceeding to college at the University of Massachusetts and later on to New England Law School. Thereafter, he became a prosecutor for four years before setting up his private business as a criminal defense lawyer and trial attorney for 27 years. In 2014, he was elected as a Circuit Court Judge, spending two years each on the family bench and criminal bench.

Apart from his role as a mediator, Former Judge John Contini is also an author, a business and life coach consultant, and a ghostwriter who is open to taking on book writing offers.

Civil Lawyers in Civil Law

The Role of Civil Lawyers in Navigating Civil Law

In the intricate tapestry of the legal system, civil lawyers play a pivotal role, serving as the navigators through the complex landscape of civil law. These legal professionals specialize in handling non-criminal disputes that encompass a wide array of issues, from property and contract disputes to personal injury claims and family law matters. Civil lawyers are tasked with the critical responsibility of advocating for their clients’ rights, employing a deep understanding of legal precedents and statutes to craft compelling arguments.

Their work involves not just representing clients in court, but also engaging in mediation and negotiation to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom. With a keen eye for detail and a steadfast commitment to justice, civil lawyers ensure that the scales of justice are balanced, offering a voice to those seeking redress in civil matters. 

Their expertise in drafting legal documents, conducting discovery to gather relevant evidence, and providing strategic legal advice is indispensable for navigating the complexities of civil litigation. Through their dedicated efforts, civil lawyers uphold the principles of civil law, ensuring that individuals and entities can assert their rights and responsibilities within a structured legal framework.

Judge John Contini

CONFIDENTIAL CIVIL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL GENERAL RELEASE

THIS CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL GENERAL RELEASE (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into as of the date of the last party’s execution below (the “Effective Date”), by and between ___ and ___ (hereinafter collectively referred to as “___”) and ___, P.A. (“___”) each of the foregoing shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Parties” or singularly as “Party”, with reference to the following facts:

RECITALS

WHEREAS, there is presently a dispute between the Parties, concerning an outstanding balance due and owing for previous legal services rendered on ___ (the “Dispute”); and

WHEREAS, the Parties mutually desire to bring the aforementioned Dispute to a final conclusion as to each other and resolve all claims and all potential claims that the Parties have or may have against each other, whether raised in the Litigation or not; and

WHEREAS, the Parties represent that they have the unrestricted right and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and the documents contemplated hereby and to perform their obligations hereunder; and that the Parties have not executed any document or instrument of any kind that would prohibit the execution and delivery of this Agreement or the documents contemplated hereby or their performance hereunder;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and conditions contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and/or sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:

AGREEMENT/RELEASES

1. Recitations.

The above recitations are true and correct and are incorporated herein by this reference.

2. Non-Admission of Liability.

Nothing in this Agreement shall constitute or be construed as an admission of liability on behalf of any of the Parties, their agents, officers, members, directors, qualifiers, employees, affiliates, assigns, parents, subsidiaries, and/or successors.

3. Attorney Representation.

This Agreement is entered into voluntarily by the Parties who stipulate and agree that they are under no duress or undue influence. The Parties represent that in the execution of this Agreement, they had the opportunity to consult legal counsel of their own selection and that said attorneys have reviewed this Agreement, made any desired changes, and advised their respective clients with respect to the advisability of making the settlement and release provided herein and of executing this Agreement.

4. Terms and Payment.

As full and final settlement of all disputes between the Parties, the Parties agree as follows:

a. Contemporaneously with the full execution of this Agreement, Parties consent and agree to perform as follows:

(i) Payment: ___ shall pay the total sum of FOURTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($14,000.00) as a full and final settlement of all claims asserted, or which could have been asserted against ___, (the “Payments”) payable as follows:

a. ___ shall pay THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3000) on or before ___ and thereafter shall make consecutive monthly payments of FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS ($400.00) per month starting ___ until the balance is paid in full.

5. Non-Disparagement.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Parties will not knowingly or intentionally take any action or make, or allow to be made, any statements which might embarrass, harass, or otherwise disparage each other or any of each other’s affiliates or business relationships with employees, investors, vendors, customers, and others who may at any time have or have had business or contractual relationships with any Party, any existing customers or vendors of any Party, or any person or other legal entity which becomes a customer of any Party.

6. Release by the Parties.

Exclusive of the obligations, requirements, and duties expressly set forth in this Agreement, the Parties, each for itself, himself, or herself, and for its, his, or her predecessors, successors, assigns, and anyone or any entity claiming by, through or under any of them, hereby forever release each of the other Parties, and assigns, of and from all claims or causes of action, suits, debts, sums of money, accounts, covenants, obligations set forth in contracts, controversies, obligations set forth in agreements, promises, damages, claims and demands whatsoever, both in law and in equity, which the Parties ever had, now have, or may have against any other Party by reason of any matter, cause, or thing whatever, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, liquidated or unliquidated, and whether latent or patent, including, but not limited to, all causes of action for negligence, breach of contract, claims of lien, breach of fiduciary duty, undue influence, exploitation, civil theft, fraud, conversion, replevin, surcharge, accounting, injunction, intermeddler, improper receipt of inter vivos/post-death assets, defamation, libel, or slander, any other intentional and/or unintentional torts, and all causes of action arising out of, in connection with, or incidental to the prior real estate commission fee splitting agreement entered into between the parties, or that could have been asserted by or against another Party, from the beginning of the world to the date of this Agreement.

7. Entire Agreement.

This Agreement is intended by the Parties as a final expression of their agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof and is intended as a complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions thereof, and this Agreement hereby supersedes and replaces all prior negotiations and agreements between the Parties, or any of them, whether written or oral. Any provision of this Agreement may only be modified, changed, waived, or terminated by a written instrument signed by the Parties, unless any one or more of Parties are no longer in existence and are not survived by any heirs, representatives, successors, or assigns, in which case any change, waiver, or termination of any provision in this Agreement will not require the execution of that particular party. Any attempted oral modifications to this Agreement are null and void and of no force and effect; purported oral modifications may not be enforced by any party against any other party.

a. The Parties acknowledge that no other party, non-party, or agent or attorney of any other party, has made any promise, representation, or warranty whatsoever, express, or implied, not contained herein concerning the subject matter hereof, to induce any other party to execute this Agreement, and each party hereto acknowledges that it has not executed this Agreement in reliance upon any such promise, representation, or warranty not contained herein.

b. The Parties further acknowledge that they are not entering into this Agreement under any form of duress or coercion and that they are each entering into this Agreement under their own free will believing this Agreement to be in their best interests.

c. The Parties irrevocably acknowledge and agree that they are now and forever estopped and precluded from contesting or denying the validity and enforceability of this Agreement.

8. Non-Waiver.

No failure of any party to exercise any power given under this Agreement or to insist upon strict compliance with any of the terms or conditions specified in this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of such party’s right to demand exact compliance with the terms of this Agreement.

9. Further Cooperation.

The Parties agree to take additional actions, including the execution and delivery of any additional documents, necessary or desirable in the reasonable opinion of any other party to effectuate the provisions and spirit of this Agreement.

10. Binding Upon Successors.

This Agreement and the terms set forth herein shall run to the benefit of and be binding upon the successors, heirs, and/or assigns or personal representatives of the parties.

11. Notices.

All notices, requests, demands, and other communications pertaining to this Agreement shall be deemed to have been duly given, if delivered by hand or mailed, certified or registered mail with postage prepaid:

(a) If to ___, then to ___ (___);

(b) If to ___, then to ___ at _______________ (___).

12. Prevailing Party Attorney’s Fees.

In the event that a dispute arises out of or is related to this Agreement resulting in litigation, the prevailing party in any such litigation shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred at the trial and appellate levels including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred before the filing of any lawsuit, and also those costs and fees incurred litigating entitlement to, or the amount of any costs and fees awarded in addition to any other relief which such Party or Parties may be entitled.

13. Governing Law, Venue, and Jurisdiction.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any Choice of Law or Conflict of Law provision or rule (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida. The Parties hereby agree that the exclusive venue and jurisdiction to resolve any of the disputes between them, including without limitation, any disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement, shall be in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida.

14. Authority.

Each Party by represents, warrants, and covenants: (a) that such Party has taken all action necessary to authorize the execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement; (b) that this Agreement and each of its terms are binding; (c) that such Party has the requisite power and authority to perform the act stated her in; (d) that the undersigned signatories for such Party have the full legal right, power, and authority to bind that Party; (e) that such Party has not assigned or delegated to any third-party all or any part of the rights and obligations set forth herein; (f) that such Party owns and has not assigned, conveyed, pledged or encumbered or otherwise transferred, in whole or in part, any of the claims released by such Party pursuant to this Agreement; and (g) that the execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement does not contravene or result in a default under any provision of any agreement or instrument to which any Party is bound.

15. Reasonableness.

The Parties stipulate and agree that the provisions contained in this Agreement are reasonable, that no Party had overwhelming bargaining power, and that the terms of this Agreement are not violative of any state or federal statute or policy.

16. Enforceability.

This agreement shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law. In the event that any one or more of the phrases, senses, sections or paragraphs contained in this Agreement shall be declared invalid or unenforceable by order, decree or judgment of any court having competent jurisdiction, or shall be or become invalid or unenforceable by virtue of any applicable law, the remainder of this agreement shall be construed as if such phrases, senses, sections, paragraphs or sections had not been inserted except when such construction shall constitute a substantial deviation from the general intent and purposes of the parties as reflected in this Agreement.

17. Independent Legal Advice.

The Parties have had the opportunity to obtain the independent advice of legal counsel of their own selection. Each of the parties acknowledges that they have entered into this agreement freely and voluntarily, believing it to be in their best interest. The Parties have entered into this Agreement with a full and complete understanding of their legal rights and neither Party is under any current impediment that would prevent their full and complete understanding of this agreement and their free and voluntary acceptance of the terms and conditions of this agreement. The Parties to this Agreement further acknowledge and agree that none of the signatories for any Party is/are suffering from any physical, mental, or other condition that would impair their ability to contract and their ability to understand fully the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

18. Construction.

This Agreement shall be interpreted without regard to any presumption or rule requiring interpretation against the drafter or the Party causing the Agreement to be prepared.

19. No Modification or Waiver.

No modification or waiver of any of the terms of this agreement shall be valid unless in writing and executed by the Parties with the same formality as this Agreement. No waiver of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default of the same or similar or dissimilar nature. No course of dealing or course of conduct shall be effective to amend, modify or change any provision of this Agreement. Notwithstanding any applicable law, the terms of this Paragraph may not be waived by any course of dealing or course of conduct.

20. Counterparts.

This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts and all counterparts so executed shall constitute one Agreement binding on all the Parties, notwithstanding that all the Parties are not signatories to the original or the same counterpart. Facsimile signatures will be acceptable as if original. However, this Agreement will not be binding on anyone party until such time as this Agreement has been signed by all the Parties.

21. Rules of Construction.

The following rules shall apply to the construction and interpretation of this agreement:

a. Singular words shall connote the plural as well as the singular, and plural words shall connote the singular as well as the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter, as the context may require.

b. All references in this Agreement to particular paragraphs, articles, sections, subsections or clauses are references to paragraphs, articles, sections, subsections or clauses of this Agreement, and all references in this Agreement to particular exhibits are references to the exhibits attached to this agreement, unless otherwise expressly stated or clearly apparent from the context of such reference.

c. The headings in this Agreement are solely for convenience of reference and shall not constitute a part of this Agreement nor shall they affect its meaning, construction, or effect.

d. The terms “hereby” “hereof”, “hereto”, “herein”, “hereunder” and any similar terms shall refer to this Agreement, and not solely to the provision in which such term is used.

e. The terms “include”, “including” and similar term shall be construed as if followed by the phrase “without limitation”.

22. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure.

The Parties agree: (1) to keep the terms, content, and substance of this Agreement strictly confidential; (2) not to communicate, publicize or otherwise disclose the terms, content, or substance of this Agreement to any person or entity not affiliated with the Parties; and (3) not to transfer an original or any copy of this Agreement to any other person or entity not affiliated with that party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any of the Parties may disclose the terms, contents, and/or substance of and copy of this Agreement, if: (a) asserting a claim or defense arising in an action to enforce this Agreement; (b) ordered to do so by a court of competent jurisdiction or in connection with an arbitration; (c) disclosure is required to accountants, federal and state taxing authorities, pursuant to federal securities laws, and/or as otherwise required by law; (d) served with a subpoena or other requests for discovery or testimony in a legal proceeding; or (e) disclosure is requested by government authorities.

23 Default.

IF ___ FAILS TO TIMELY MAKE ANY OF THE PAYMENTS DUE AND OWING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, THE ENTIRE OUTSTANDING BALANCE SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY ACCELERATED WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE AT AN AGREED AMOUNT EIGHTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($18,000) LESS PAYMENTS MADE.

24. Waiver Of Jury Trial.

THE PARTIES WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING, OR COUNTERCLAIM INVOLVING ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS AGREEMENT. THE WAIVERS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION ARE MADE KNOWINGLY, INTENTIONALLY, AND VOLUNTARILY BY THE PARTIES. THE PARTIES FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED (OR HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE REPRESENTED) IN THE MAKING OF THIS WAIVER BY INDEPENDENT COUNSEL, SELECTED OF ITS OWN FREE WILL, AND THAT IT HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THESE WAIVERS WITH COUNSEL. THIS PROVISION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT TO THE PARTIES AGREEING TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.