by Nancy Kinnally
MAITLAND, Fla. — Naples attorney John P. Cardillo has been appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice.
A past president of the Collier County Bar Association, Cardillo was a founding director and president of Collier County Legal Aid and previously served as a member of The Florida Bar Foundation’s Legal Aid for the Poor subcommittee from 1999 to 1991. He served on The Florida Bar Board of Governors from 1992 to 2002 and chaired a committee to fund Bar review courses for financially disadvantaged law school graduates. He received the Bar’s G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award in 2001. He also has served on the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. Cardillo has been president of the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce, the Neighborhood Health Clinic, and the Naples Area Y.M.C.A., among other charities and civic organizations. He received the Collier County Judiciary’s Lion of the Law Award for professionalism, the Collier County Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Naples Daily News 2005 Outstanding Citizen Award, and the Jefferson Award for Public Service. He is a Fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation.
A partner and a founder of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., Cardillo has practiced law in Naples since 1972. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Furman University and his law degree at the University of South Carolina Law School following graduate school at West Virginia University.
Cardillo will serve out the remainder of a three-year term vacated by Yara Lorenzo of Miami. His term will go through June 2017.
The Florida Bar Foundation accomplishes its mission by funding programs that expand and improve representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income persons in civil legal matters, improve the fair and effective administration of justice, and promote public service among lawyers.