JOHN G. VAN LANINGHAM holds degrees from the University of Florida (B.A. 1985) and the Florida State University College of Law (J.D. 1988).  After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Albert J. Henderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  He joined Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, in 1989 and became a partner in the firm in 1994.   While in private practice, he concentrated on commercial and administrative litigation.  Since October 2000, Mr. Van Laningham has been an Administrative Law Judge with the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.