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John E. McLain III is a Shareholder of Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, McLain & Mangan, P.A. who concentrates his practice on Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense.  Mr. McLain has been named as Lawyer of the Year” for Orlando Workers’ Compensation–Defendants (2020) and has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America (2013, 2014, 2016-2022). He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and served as a member of the Workers Compensation Rules Committee (2013-2016).

  • Orlando Area’s Top Attorneys 2023
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers Top 1% 2023
  • 2023 AV Preeminent Attorney -Judicial Edition
  • 2023   AV Martindale Hubbel
  • AV rated individually by Martindale-Hubbell 2013-2023
  • Selected to Top Orlando Lawyers, Orlando Magazine 2012-2022
  • Selected to America’s Most Honored Professionals 2011-2022
  • Selected to Martindale-Hubbell Judicial Edition 2019-2022
  • Selected to AV Preeminent 2020-2022
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2022

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1987


  • Nova Southeastern University (J.D. 1983)
    Delta Theta Phi
  • University of Central Florida (B.A., with distinction, 1980)


  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • LBRA Legacy Foundation, Inc., Founder and President
  • Panel on Evidence Based Medicine, Workers' Compensation Convention 2008-2010, Moderator
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member (Workers' Compensation Section)
  • The American Bar Association, Member
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