John Paul Bratcher

5811 Pelican Bay Boulevard
Suite 650
Naples, Florida 34108

Primary Practices

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.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2021-present; Associate 2015-2021
  • Associate, Garlick Hilfiker and Swift LLP, 2013-15
  • Summer Associate, Treiser Collins Attorneys at Law, 2010
  • Wealth Management Intern, M&I Wealth Management Co. (BMO Bank), 2007



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 Involvement

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.

Awards & Distinctions

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

Bar Admissions

State of Florida, 2012


U.S. Tax Court–Practitioner, 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

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