About Me

John Rodstrom is the Managing Partner at the law firm Rodstrom Law, PLLC, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He concentrates his practice on business litigation, business and corporate-related matters, government relations, land use and zoning, lobbying and securities litigation.

Using his extensive experience for the benefit of his clients, Mr. Rodstrom is known for his effective litigation skills and his knowledge of consensus building among various parties. He serves as a zealous and tireless advocate for the rights of his clients, with an unwavering commitment to their interests and needs.

Mr. Rodstrom received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance, with a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor at the Stetson University College of Law, while also receiving a Master of Business Administration at the Stetson University School of Business.

He started Rodstrom Law, PLLC, with an aim to handle business transactions and commercial litigation cases. In addition, he is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Real Web Technologies, Inc., an organization that provides graphic design, hosting, marketing and consulting services to political campaigns and other industries.

Mr. Rodstrom is an Executive Committee Member of the Board of Advisors at The Salvation Army, a charitable organization that helps homeless people and people in dire need. He also serves as Deputy General Counsel at The Burrell Group, where he provides in-house legal services to a wide range of privately managed companies in sectors including aviation, behavioral science, education, mining, real estate and food services. He also serves as a Member of Fort Lauderdale’s Budget Advisory Board making recommendations to the Fort Lauderdale City Commission regarding Fort Lauderdale’s $985,000,000+ budget.

Honored for his impeccable work in the legal field, Mr. Rodstrom has been named a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers for the last three years and has been named to the list of Top Up & Comers for commercial litigation by the South Florida Legal Guide. He was also included in the list of FACES of Fort Lauderdale for high-stakes litigation and has also been named a Top Lawyer by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine for his work in commercial litigation, land use, and zoning law and securities litigation.


Stetson University College of Law – St. Petersburg, FL
Juris Doctor

Graduated May 2017

Stetson University School of Business – DeLand, FL
Master of Business Administration

Graduated May 2017

University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance
Minor in Entrepreneurship
Graduated May 2014


The Burrell Group (http://theburrellgroup.com)
Deputy General Counsel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Legal counsel for the family investment office and all of its privately held holdings in sectors including aviation, education, behavior science and real estate.
• Drafted highly sophisticated legal documents on behalf of the various businesses and to facilitate different transactions including but not limited to capital financing, employment and long term airport leases.

Rodstrom Law, PLLC (http://rodstromlaw.com)
Managing Partner
Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Established solo practice litigation firm to handle corporate transaction law and commercial litigation cases

Real Web Technologies, Inc. (http://rwebtech.com)
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Managed hundreds of different clients and projects for various types of businesses around the country
• Oversaw design, development and consulting projects for various individuals and organizations
• Administered a content delivery network spanning six cities nationwide allowing for superior connectivity based on a given user’s geographical location

Conrad & Scherer, LLP. (http://conradscherer.com)
Associate Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Litigated cases from complaint preparation to assisting senior partners with trial: took and defended depositions, managed written discovery process, conducted legal research, created and implemented complex eDiscovery reviews and related protocols, drafted and argued various motions, selected and hired expert witnesses
• Involved in complex commercial litigation against major banks, hedge funds, and law firms for securities fraud, market manipulation, bank fraud and legal malpractice
• Drafted highly sophisticated legal documents on behalf of publicly traded companies and high net worth individuals in the commercial litigation context
• Represented clients as a lobbyist in front of local government bodies on land use, zoning and other issues

Conrad & Scherer, LLP. (http://conradscherer.com)
Summer Associate
Fort Lauderdale, FL
•    Performed legal research and provided supervising attorneys with well-crafted results
•    Wrote and edited various motions and court documents

Oppenheimer & Co. (http://opco.com)
Summer Analyst / Analytical Support
May 2013 – August 2013 & May 2014 – August 2014 (8 months) | Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Canvassed the debt portfolios of various governments and discerned opportunities for a       superior cost of capital to be attained
•    Generated debt-based financial models for governments, 501(c)3 organizations, and       companies to produce pro forma cash-flow statements and ensure the viability of tax-exempt       capital projects
•    Reviewed offering documents, indentures, loan agreements, deeds of trust, assignments,       and reviewed other bond and; securities documents to ensure their accuracy and consistency       business concept agreed to by the parties
•    Reported directly to the Managing Director (Head) of National Public Finance and worked on a       variety of projects across the country among different sectors


Salvation Army of Broward County  (https://salvationarmyflorida.org/fortlauderdale/)
Member of the Board of Advisors
Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Oversaw a budget of over $8M and implemented policies and programs to benefit the underprivileged
• Planned and implemented strategies to overcome major shelter capacity issues resulting from Covid-19

Kenneth Cooper for Mayor (http://cooperformayor.com)
Chief Strategist / Political Consultant
July 2020 – November 2020 (4 months) | Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Implemented digital media marketing campaigns utilizing sophisticated microtargeting  via social media and SMS platforms
• Developed campaign platform and weekly Zoom conferences regarding various issues
• Created brand identity and all physical and digital media

Charlotte Rodstrom for Mayor (http://charlotterodstrom.com)
Co-Campaign Manager & Director of Multimedia
January 2016 – February 2018 (2 years 2 months) | Fort Lauderdale, FL
• Crafted multifaceted campaign strategy
• Created brand identity, direct mail and targeted social media advertising campaign

Stetson University College of Law Student Government  (http://sg.ufl.edu)
Treasurer of Student Wellness Society
Gainesville, FL
•    Oversaw all financial aspects of the organization such as budgeting, funding, and event      associated expenses
•    Planned and oversaw events that promoted the physical and metal health of Stetson Students
•    Served on a small executive committee that worked with university officials promoting student              wellness

Alfredo Espinosa for Gainesville City Commission, District 2  (http://alfredoespinosa.com)
Campaign Manager & Treasurer
Gainesville, FL
•    Prepared quarterly campaign reports and followed strict campaign finance regulation
•    Served on a five person executive board which oversaw the entire campaign
•    Managed campaign funds and planned fundraising events

University of Florida Student Government  (http://sg.ufl.edu)
Executive Director of Chomp the Vote
Gainesville, FL
•    Oversaw all aspects of the organization and supervised 71 staff members
•    Registered over 800 people to vote through various registration efforts
•    Hosted the largest candidates forum in Gainesville for the local city election which had 80      people in attendance and all mayoral and city commission candidates present
•    Observed a 300% increase in voter turnout during the 2013 local city election at the Reitz Union      precinct
Executive Secretary of Student Affairs & Services 
May 2012 – September 2012 (5 months) | Gainesville, FL
    Advised the Student Body President on various student matters such as the 2012 presidential          election, parking issues, and plans for the new Reitz Union design
•    Maintained relations with university administration and stayed informed of their objectives
Associate General Chairman of Technology
August 2012 – December 2012 (5 months) | Gainesville, FL
    Managed the creation of the SwampPartyUF.com website through my company
•    Served on the campaign executive board

Florida Blue Key (http://fbk.org)
Director of Website Development for Gator Growl & Homecoming
June 2013 – Present (2 months) | Gainesville, FL
•    Created, managed, and constantly updated the Gator Growl website
•    Gator Growl is the largest student run pep rally in the world
Assistant Director of Sponsorship’s for Gator Growl & Homecoming
January 2012 – October 2012  (10 months) | Gainesville, FL
•    Assisted in finding potential sponsorship leads and facilitated sponsorship agreements

Delta Tau Delta, Delta Zeta Chapter  (http://ufdelt.com)
Rush Chairman
March 2012 – March 2013 (1 Year) | Gainesville, FL
•    Organized the most successful rush in the past decade by recruiting over 51 new members
•    Served as the head of our bid committee and had final say on all potential new members
•    Functioned as Rush Chairman with a budget of $2,500, half our usual budget
Assistant Treasurer
January 2012 – October 2012 (10 Months) | Gainesville, FL
•    Assisted our treasurer with collections, lease agreements, and budgeting
•    Drafted a plan for increased membership dues to solve a financial problem


Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2021, 2022, 2023

Top Lawyer (Commercial Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Law & Securities Regulation)
Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine
2021, 2022

Listed as one of the “FACES of Fort Lauderdale” (High-Stakes Litigation)
Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine

Top Up & Comer (Commercial Litigation)
South Florida Legal Guide
2020, 2021, 2023

Top Individual Fundraiser
Dance Marathon at University of Florida
March 2011 & 2012


•    Advanced Research & Writing Skills
•    Experienced Orator and Arguer

•    Advanced Campaign Strategy and Tactics
•    Directed Multiple Local Campaigns

•    Maintain a nationwide network of servers at various datacenters across the United States
•    Knowledgeable in Java, C, C#, C++, and HTML programming
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
•    Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver

10 / 10

Political Strategy
10 / 10

Project Management
10 / 10

Budgeting & Strategic Planning
10 / 10

Financial Modeling
9 / 10

Graphic Design
8 / 10

7 / 10

Network Administration
7 / 10