John L. Urban


John L. Urban is a member of Urban Thier & Federer, Rechtsanwälte and manages the Orlando office of the legally independant US law firm Urban Thier & Federer P.A.

Mr. Urban was formerly an associate attorney with the law firms of Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A. and Stephens Lynn Klein La Cava Hoffman & Puya, P.A., in Miami, Florida. He is a litigation attorney, concentrating his practice in domestic and international commercial and civil matters, business torts and disputes, complex commercial litigation, Uniform Commercial Code issues, real estate law, products liability, creditor’s rights and appellate matters.

Mr. Urban is a member of the Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the bar of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, and the bars of the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. Mr. Urban is NOT admitted to practice law in Germany and does not act as an attorney in Germany.


  • University of Miami School of Law; Coral Gables, Florida, USA J.D. (Juris Doctor) [Doktor der Rechtswissenschaften] Cum laude, May 1999

  • University of West Florida College of Business; Pensacola, Florida M.B.A. (Master in Business Administration) Magna cum laude, December 1994
  • Ithaca College School of Business; Ithaca, New York B.S. (Bachelor of Science in International Business) May 1991



  • Shareholder, Urban Thier & Federer, Rechtsanwälte
    Orlando, Florida, July 2005 – Present
  • Associate, Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A.
    Miami, Florida, February 2002 – July 2005
  • Associate, Stephens Lynn Klein La Cava Hoffman & Puya, P.A. (formerly/merged with Martens Dunaj Marlowe Davis & Marlowe, P.A.) Miami, Florida, August 1999 – February 2002
  • Law Clerk, Barry S. Franklin & Associates, P.A.
    Miami, Florida, May 1998 – June 1999
  • Law Clerk, the Honorable Sandy S. Karlan, Circuit Court Judge
    Miami, Florida, January 1998 – April 1998
  • Intern, Deutsche Shell AG (Shell Oil Germany)
    Hamburg, Germany, May 1997 – August 1997
    Marketing and Production Department
  • Captain, United States Air Force Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 
    November 1991 – August 1996
    – Squadron Section Commander, 40th Flight Test Squadron, 1993 – 1996
    – Second in command (Assistant Director) of 400 military and civilian personnel organization
    – Squadron Executive Officer, 46th Component Repair Squadron, 1992 – 1993
    – Administrator for a squadron with 385 military and civilian personnel
    – Commander’s Action Group, 3200th Support Wing, 1991 – 1992
    – Assisted in directing the planning and execution of major exercises involving all units and personnel of the world’s largest air force base
  • Intern, Otto Versand (German multinational corporation)
    Hamburg, Germany, September 1991 – November 1991
    International Marketing Department


  • University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • International Moot Court Board
  • Dean’s List
  • Graduate Fellowship


  • Admitted, Florida Bar, 1999
  • Admitted, State Bar of Georgia 2000
  • Admitted, United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted, Bars for the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association International Law Section
  • Member, Florida Bar Business Law Section