J.C. Van Lierop, III, Esq.

Managing Member

J.C. "Johann" Van Lierop, III was raised in the heart of the Florida Panhandle in Blountstown, and his family has a long tradition in business, politics, and education in the area.


After his graduation from Blountstown High School, Johann accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Upon graduation from West Point, he was commissioned as a United States Army Aviation officer, and served for more than 9 years as an AH-64A/D Apache attack helicopter pilot, including tours in Korea and as a commander in combat in Iraq.  Among other awards and decorations, during Johann's service in the United States Army, he received the Bronze Star Medal , the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. 

After his discharge from the Army, Johann attended the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, where he graduated with honors and was a published member of the Florida Law Review.  Subsequently, Johann honed his legal skills and gained valuable experience in two of the most prestigious law firms in the State of Florida.

Johann's practice experience includes, among other things, representation of institutional and private lenders, commercial litigation, representation of trustees, creditors, and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, corporate law, commercial and residential real estate matters, collections, commercial and consumer finance, and contracts.

Johann also believes in giving back to the community, and has traditionally been active in providing pro bono services to deserving clients, with a focus on  serving disabled veterans.

Johann is now offering his experience and expertise in the context of the Hartford Firm.  He is committed to providing high-quality affordable legal services to his clients, with a pledge to work tirelessly to obtain the very best legal results  possible.





United States Military Academy at West Point

Bachelor of Science, 1997

-Dean's Award Graduate

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2009

-cum laude

-Research Editor, Florida Law Review


The Florida Bar

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida


Post-9/11  Army Disability Decisions:  Reinforcing Administrative Law Principles in Fitness and Disability Rating Determinations, 61 Fla. L. Rev. 639 (2009)