John Paul Bratcher focuses his legal practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, business law, and fiduciary litigation. He has extensive experience in all areas of estate and gift tax planning from client development and intake through drafting, implementation and administration. John Paul also has assisted clients with business law and business succession planning including representation of clients in sales and various other matters involving their businesses. He also provides expertise in the areas of estate, trust and fiduciary litigation as well as and judicial modification and settlement of trusts.
Additionally, John Paul often speaks and writes on various topics relating to estate planning, probate, estates and trust administration.
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation with a Certificate in Estate Planning, 2013
Honors & Activities: Highest Grade – Estate & Gift Taxation
Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, J.D. with a Certificate in Tax Law, 2012
Honors & Activities: Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition Best Brief Award; ONU Law Scholarship; Moot Court Tax Team, Member, 2011-12; Christian Legal Society, President; Evidence Teacher’s Assistant to Professor Christoff
Indiana Wesleyan University, B.S., cum laude, Finance and Business Administration, 2008
Honors & Activities: Dean’s List, 2004-08; Scholar Athlete All American NAIA & NCAA, 2006-08; NCAA National Scholar Athlete Player of the Week, 2008; Varsity Soccer, 2004-08; Varsity Track & Field – NCAA Men’s National Team Champions, 2008
Community Foundation of Collier County, Professional Advisor Council, 2020-present
The Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Next Generation Board, 2016-18
Georgetown Alumni Club, Vice President; Member, 2016-present
Georgetown Club of Naples, Board of Directors, 2016.
Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, Trusts and Estates, 2021-22
Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers®, 2017-21
Top Lawyer, Naples Illustrated, Tax Law, 2021; Trusts and Estates 2021
State of Florida, 2012
U.S. Tax Court–Practitioner, 2014
Young Lawyers Section Boards, Secretary, 2017-18; Member 2015-present
Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Class IV Member