John R. Saalfield



John “Jack” Saalfield is the firm’s founding shareholder. Mr. Saalfield graduated from Duke University, where he was a member of the varsity golf team, then obtained his law degree from the University of Toledo. Following four years of service as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he relocated to Jacksonville, Florida where he has litigated for more than thirty-five years. Mr. Saalfield’s career has focused on providing representation and counsel on insurance defense matters.


Mr. Saalfield has a wealth of trial and practice experience and has achieved numerous defense verdicts on behalf of his clients. Mr. Saalfield is AV rated and has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer.


Bar Admissions




United States Supreme Court




B.A., Duke University, 1963

J.D., University of Toledo, 1966




The Florida Bar (Member, Executive Counsel 1987)

The Jacksonville Bar Association (President, Young Lawyer Section 1976)

North Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council (President, 1993)

Association of Insurance Attorneys

Jacksonville Association of Defense Lawyers

Florida Defense Lawyers Association

International Association of Insurance Counsel



Saalfield Shad, P.A.    (Established in 1989)

Jacksonville Office:

245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 400

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Telephone: (904) 355-4401

Facsimile: (904) 355-3503