John A. Frusciante

John A. Frusciante, Mediation

Serving througout Broward, Dade & Palm Beach Counties
Miami, Florida 33180


Agricultural, Alimony, Business, Child Custody, Civil, Commercial, Contract, Corporate, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Employment, Family, Intellectual Property, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Probate, Workplace


Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator (2011 – Present)

Nova Southeastern University Law Center Adjunct Professor (2005 – Present)

Conducts lectures and clinic in juvenile dependency law and American Bar Association communication standards                                       

Florida Circuit Court Judge, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (1991 – 2010) Served in all Circuit Court Divisions:

  • Civil
  • Family
  • Criminal
  • Probate
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure
  • Juvenile Dependency & Delinquency  

Chief Judge: Dependency and Juvenile Delinquency Divisions (2008 – 2010) Broward County Unified Family Court

Administrative Judge for the Dependency Division of Broward County; (2000 – 2008) Associate Judge, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal

John A. Frusciante, P.A.;  (1989 – 1990) Represented clients in all aspects of litigation and transactional cases in areas including criminal defense, real estate law and contracts.                                                   

Assistant State Attorney, Broward County State Attorney's Office;  (1981 – 1989)

Felony Division prosecutor and Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Division prosecutor

Head of Telecommunication & Computer Crime/White Collar/Economic Crime Division

Compton & Herskowitz;  (1980 – 1981)

Represented clients in commercial litigation and family law cases


Featured Legal Expert, Pursuit of Truth 2013 Documentary film that chronicled the experiences and plight of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse seeking legal redress against their abusers

Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, Florida Southern District;  (2012 – 2013)

Florida Department of Children and Families Gabriel Myers Work Group (2009)

One of nine members appointed statewide by the Department of Children and Families to investigate death of a seven year old child in foster care and provide recommendations for future prevention and necessary changes to the foster care system.

Presenter - Florida Bar CLE Series; (2004)

"For the Children — Florida's Foster Care Crisis... What Lawyers Can Do"

Appointed Member — State Mandated Broward County Community Alliance (2003 – 2011)

Faculty Member — Florida New Judges' College (1995 – 1998)

Courses included: Fourth and Fifth Amendment Concems in Criminal Law;

Alimony and Equitable Distribution in Family Law; Dependency Law

Guest Lecturer on  Constitutional Law – Russian Legal Academy; (1998)

Faculty Member – Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies Panel; (1992-1996)

                Member – Justice in the Context of a high profile trial;

                Dependency Law; (2003-2005)

Co-author — Guide to Prosecution of Telecommunication Fraud by the Use of Computer Crimes Statutes

Former Bar Leadership Positions


The Florida Bar/Code & Rules of Evidence Committee

Vice Chair

The Florida Bar/Juvenile Court Rules Committee


Steering Committee Third Edition of the Florida Bar's Evidence in Florida


American Bar Association Computer Crime Committee


American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee


The Florida Bar/Criminal Rules Committee


The Florida Bar/Rules of Judicial Administration Committee


Florida New Judges College Education Committee


Judge William E. Gladstone Award;  2010,  Statewide award for jurist who significantly advanced the welfare and protection of Florida's children

Lifetime Legacy Award  (2013) Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward


      Member         Charter Board of Broward Behavioral Health Coalition; (2010)

      Member         Florida Chapter, National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges (2006 – 2011)

     Member         Juilliard Alumni Association


Nova Law School; Juris Doctor (1980)

Juilliard School of Music; Bachelor of Music; (1967); Master of Science; (1968)

3301 NW 90th Terrace

Sunrise, FL. 33351 

Phone:   954-914-9421

Fax:       954-748-7939

Email:    [email protected]