Four Attorneys at Local Firm Named 2020 Top Lawyers

Four attorneys of the Naples law firm of Cardillo Keith Bonaquist, P.A., have been selected to be included in Naples Illustrated’s 2020 list of Top Lawyers, which will appear in the September issue of the magazine. John P. Cardillo, John T. Cardillo, William D. Keith and James A. Bonaquist Jr. are among the selected attorneys.

The research for the Top Lawyers list was created by PRS (Professional Research Services) and is based on an online peer-review survey sent out to all certified lawyers within Collier and Lee counties. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in all areas of practice. Inclusion in Naples Illustrated’s Top Lawyers is based solely upon one’s standing within their peer group and cannot be purchased. 

The Cardillo Keith Bonaquist Law Firm

John P. Cardillo, who is listed under the Personal Injury Litigation, Trusts and Estates category, is a native of Fort Lee, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts from Furman University in 1964, continued on to West Virginia University for graduate work and subsequently received his JD from the University of South Carolina in 1968.

He also recently received the 2020 Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award from his alma mater, the University of South Carolina School of Law. Cardillo was recently reappointed to the Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors by the Florida Supreme Court to serve an additional three-year term.

John T. Cardillo, who is listed under the Estate Planning category, is a Naples, Florida native. He graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in 2000, and from Florida State University with a JD in 2003, the same year he was admitted to the Florida Bar.

William D. Keith, a board-certified Personal Injury Litigator, is a native of Chicago, Illinois and is of-counsel to the firm. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction from Rutgers University at New Brunswick in 1972, he went on to earn his JD from Stetson University College of Law.

James A. Bonaquist Jr., who specializes in Construction Law and Contract Litigation, is a native of Schenectady, New York. Bonaquist attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1982. He then went on to Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, FL, and graduated Cum Laude with his JD in 1986. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986 and the US District Court Middle District of Florida in 1987.

Throughout their careers, the attorneys of Cardillo Keith Bonaquist, which is the longest-running firm in Naples, have been associated with dozens of professional, charitable and social organizations and associations throughout the country, and have been recognized by their peers and other groups for their achievements and humanitarian work numerous times. 

The law offices of Cardillo Keith Bonaquist are located at 3550 Tamiami Trail East in Naples. Visit or call (239) 774-2229 for more information.