John M Marees II was born in Jacksonville, Florida and is a graduate of The Bolles School. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2006, earning a B.S.B.A. in Finance. While at the University of Florida, John was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. In 2009, he earned the degree of Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2009 and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2012. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association and Jacksonville Bar Association. John currently serves as a member of the Alumni Board at The Bolles School.