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John D SpearJohn D. Spear
John specializes in real estate matters, including title insurance, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and other real property issues.

Born in Valparaiso, Indiana on April 12, 1953 and grew up in Quincy, Illinois.
Graduated with honors from Valparaiso Indiana University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and the Humanities and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Illinois in 1978.
Admitted to the Illinois Bar and U.S. Tax Court in 1978.
Admitted to the US District Court, Southern District of Illinois in 1981.
Practiced law from 1978 – 1982 in Granite City, Illinois, before being admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982.
Opened the Law Office of John D. Spear, in Bonita Springs, in 1982.
Served as attorney for the Board of Realtors from 1986 – 1990 and from 1993 – 2003.
Member of the Illinois Bar and Florida Bar.
Member of the Lee County Bar Associations.
Designated as a Board Certified Real Estate Law Specialist by the Florida Bar effective August 1, 1997, and continuously since.

John is also active in many community organizations including serving as President/Chairman of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs, the Bonita Springs Speakers Assembly, the Bonita Springs Community Foundation and the Bonita Springs YMCA. He was named citizen of the year by the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce in 1990 and by the Bonita Springs Lion’s Club in 1993. John also served as an elected member of the City Council for the City of Bonita Springs, Florida, from 2008 – 2012. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Bonita Springs – Estero Economic Development Council and the Bonita Springs YMCA.
[IMAGE]James E. Kerr
James has been serving clients in Florida since 1988 and is very active in local organizations including the Bonita Springs Noon Rotary Club and the South County YMCA Foundation

Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania on September 12, 1950.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1973 and a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University in 1979.
Practiced law in Butler, Pennsylvania for eight years in the following capacities:
Law Clerk for the Court of Common Please, Butler County from 1979 – 1981.
Law Clerk for Judge Richard DiSalle, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, in 1981.
Two years as a Juvenile Master for the Court of common Please, Butler County.
Law Associate in General Practice with Attorney Lee C. McCandless from 1982 – 1988
Joined the Law Offices of John D. Spear in December, 1988.
Member of the Pennsylvania Bar and Florida Bar.
Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America on July 18, 1987.

Jim is a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Committee for Florida Gulf Coast University and the Professional Advisory Committee of the South County YMCA Foundation. Jim is also active in various community organizations including the Bonita Springs Noon Rotary Club.test