John K. Reid

John K. Reid

Daytona Beach, Florida

I am a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and am a former prosecutor, having served as a supervisor in the Career Criminal and Sex Crimes Unit in Daytona Beach during my four and a half years at the office. While at the State Attorney's Office, I handled thousands of cases, including DUIs, sex crimes, murders and death penalty cases. I have tried over 80 criminal trials in my career and am four-time recipient of the prestigious "Top Gun" award given to the best trial attorney at the State Attorney's Office. I have trained both federal and state law enforcement in investigations and testifying in trial.

I am a native of Volusia County and received my B.S. from the University of Florida. I received my law degree from the University of Oklahoma. I started my career in private practice in Oklahoma handling criminal defense, civil and family law matters. I then returned to Florida and served as an Assistant Public Defender in Seminole County for two years. There, I defended thousands of clients in cases ranging from DUI to murder. I was recently appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Seventh Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • DUI and Criminal Defense
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Criminal Trial, Florida Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2010
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Law Review: Oklahoma Law Review
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida - 2006
    • Honors: Cum Laude

Lectures and Speaking Engagements

  • Title: Cross and Direct Examination; Conference: New Attorney Trailing for the State Attorney's Office, 7th Circuit
  • Testifying in Trial and Report Writing: Conference: New Agent Training - Department of Homeland Security
  • Testiying in Trial; Confernce: Detective Training; Daytona Beach Police Department
  • Testiying in Trial; Confernce: Detective Training; Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Honors and Awards

  • Top Gun
  • Top Gun
  • Top Gun
  • Distinguished Service Citation, Awarded by the Daytona Beach Police Chief

Professional Accomplishments

  • Dunn-Blount Inn of Court, Member
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Volusia Chapter
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, 7th Circuit

Past Employment Positions

  • State Attorney's Office, 7th Circuit, Ormond Beach Police Department
  • Testifying in Trial and Report Writing, Volusia County Sheriff's Office
  • Stiles Legal Group; Title: Attorney, 2010 - 2011