John E. Stiffler

John E. Stiffler

Attorney at Law


320 W. Kennedy Blvd.
4th Floor
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-221-1331 Fax: 813-223-7881


John Stiffler is an Associate with Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Smoak, P.A. in their Tampa office. John has focused his practice on complex civil litigation cases, involving personal injury, wrongful death and general insurance defense, with a focus on commercial transportation defense and commercial premises litigation.

John attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies, with honors, in 2017. A member of a family of lawyers, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to attend the University of Michigan Law School, receiving his J.D. in 2020. Upon completion of law school, He returned home to Florida to work in his family’s law firm while studying for the bar exam. After being admitted to the Florida bar in 2021, John joined the Smoak Trial Lawyers team as an associate attorney and followed that trial team when it joined Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Smoak, P.A.

John has extensive experience representing commercial carriers and a wide range of transportation litigation, to include catastrophic and complex multi-party collisions involving tractor-trailers, tow trucks, bus lines, and other commercial vehicles. He is part of the Firm’s 24-hour Commercial Transportation Emergency Response Team. John also has considerable experience representing shopping centers, restaurants, nightclubs, retail establishments and other premises owners in litigation arising from all aspects of premises liability.

A Florida native, Mr. Stiffler was born and grew up in the Naples area. When not representing clients as an insurance defense attorney, he enjoys spending his time cooking, reading, traveling, watching old movies, and studying history.

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