Practice includes, among other things: Civil Litigation, Civil Trial, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Consumer Law, Contracts, Debtor and Creditor issues, Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Litigation/Trial Advocacy/Advocacy, Mediation, Product Liability.
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration
Business Contracts, Business Litigation
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Life Insurance, Property Insurance
Evictions, Landlord Rights
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
Credit Cards Accepted
Contingent Fees Hourly Rate is common. Occasionally we may agree on a Blended/Hybrid rate in certain circumstances.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0806021
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24073639
Dowd Law Firm P.A.
Attorney Metcalf was previously in the U.S. Navy (6 yrs of active duty) as an Electronic Technician. After separation (Honorable Discharge) he was a student, then small business owner, a CPA (now inactive) in both TX and N.C. with two "Big Six" accounting firms (Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young/EY). He earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting, from University of Houston – Clear Lake. John was accepted into, and is a proud graduate of, University Of Florida Levin College Of Law (04). Mr. Metcalf has joined the esteemed Dowd Law Firm as an experienced attorney/counselor/litigator and is pleased to be back in the panhandle on the Emerald Coast (having lived in Panama City, FL while in the service). John Metcalf and Dowd Law Firm can assist you in navigating disputes in a pragmatic manner, advising you on what to expect at each step (fewer surprises) and keeping you informed so you are able to make the best decisions with the best information available.
Partner, until 2021
No longer with this Firm.
University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D. (2004) | Law
University of Houston - Clear Lake
B.S. (1993) | Accounting
Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa - national leadership honor society1993 Beta Alpha Psi - Accounting Honor Society, President 1992-93