John A. Attaway, Jr. is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Publix Super Markets, Inc. located in Lakeland, Florida. John joined Publix in 1997 as Corporate Counsel to create Publix’s first corporate legal department. He was promoted to General Counsel and Secretary in 2000 and Senior Vice President in 2005. In this position, John is responsible for managing the Legal, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Environmental & Sustainability Programs, Quality Assurance, Compliance & Corporate Records Management, and Government Relations departments. Prior to joining Publix, John was a shareholder with Lane, Trohn Bertrand & Vreeland P.A. in Lakeland, Florida, where he specialized in the areas of tax law, business law, real property law, and banking law.
John earned his undergraduate degree in Management Science from Duke University, his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, and his Master of Laws Degree from the University of Florida College of Law.