618 E. South St., Ste. 110, Orlando, FL 32801 | P: 407-757-2877
Family Complex Litigation and Collaborative Group
Passionate is one of the best words to describe attorney John Foster. As president of Family Complex Litigation and Collaborative Group (FCLC Group), his passion to help each client shows in the level of care and dedication he pours into each case. “We believe that each one of our clients plays an active role in the process, and together we work as a team,” says John. “We are your lawyers from start to finish.”
John was born and raised in the Orlando area and has deep roots in his community. With more than 38 years of complex litigation experience, he is positioned to handle divorce and family law cases in the Orlando area and beyond. His practice now focuses exclusively on the resolution of complex divorce and family law cases, whether resolved through settlement, the litigation process and trial, mediation, the collaborative process or the appellate process. John works with matters involving alimony, child support, custody, divorce, paternity, property division, and other marital and family-related issues.
Before directing his focus exclusively to family law, John litigated numerous state and federal cases and appeals that put him in direct contact with sophisticated business persons, entrepreneurs, and general or corporate counsel responsible for litigation management. In many divorce and family law cases, the business entities with which a spouse is employed or involved may be added as parties or may become entangled in the discovery process. John’s background and experience place him in a unique position for remaining sensitive to the impact of divorce on the business interests of his clients.
John’s accomplishments have earned him recognition and honors on many occasions over the years. He has achieved the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and he is ranked by Chambers USA. John has been named as one of America’s Best Lawyers, as Florida Legal Elite for Marital and Family Law by Florida Trend, and has been named a Super Lawyer for eight consecutive years. By invitation, John is a member of the National Advocates “Top 100.”
John is actively involved in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Association. He currently serves on the Family Law Section’s Executive Council and Legislation Committee, chairs the Parentage Committee, and is a member of the Children’s Issues Committee and the Domestic Violence Committee. John also serves as vice chair of the Health & Wellness Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Association, which is a committee designed to promote the health and wellness of members who passionately serve Florida’s families in their family law matters. For his personal health and wellness, John follows his passions for surfing and general fitness, as well as reading. One of his favorite books is “The Surfer’s Journey” by Dr. Don Kennedy.
Another topic John is extremely passionate about is recovery from addiction. After a long battle with addiction, his son finally found recovery. However, in 2013, a year and a half into his recovery, his son relapsed and fatally overdosed. John channels his passion for recovery by remaining involved in the recovery world. He is fortunate to sit as vice president of the Board of Directors of Turning Point of Central Florida, Inc., a 501(c)(3) entity that provides outpatient services to persons suffering from substance abuse and to the families impacted by addiction. He is also a founding member of Mind, Body & Soul Recovery Housing, which owns and operates sober-living homes in the Orlando area.
“Addiction is a matter of life or death and it doesn’t discriminate,” says John. “While death is the reality of addiction, life is the reality of recovery. We can make a difference one person at a time.”