Leveraging experience in the resolution of complex legal matters within the healthcare industry, James provides litigation and transactional counsel that supports the quality care mission of major health institutions, clinicians, researchers, and their stakeholders.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with honors from the University of Florida, James attended Stetson University College of Law. There, he competed as a member of the Moot Court Board, won first place at the ABA Regional Arbitration Competition in Chicago, and received book awards in Trial Advocacy, Florida Tort Law, and International Law.
James began his legal practice with a large litigation firm in Tampa and, later, as captive litigation counsel for one of the largest long-term care companies in the U.S. In 2016, he joined the Florida Board of Governors Self-Insurance Programs, representing clinicians and academic medical centers throughout the State University System of Florida. During the course of his practice, James has served as first-chair trial and appellate counsel in healthcare malpractice, commercial, and general liability matters in Florida, Washington, and Ohio. Additionally, he has published and presented on a variety of topics on health law and litigation, including medical records, arbitration, tort reform, sovereign immunity, reimbursement, clinical standards of practice, and data security.
In the legal community, James is an active member of the ABA Health Law Litigation Committee, currently serving as its Book Chair. He is also serves on the Board of Directors of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association and is a Barrister with the Gerald T. Bennett Inn of Court.
James enjoys the outdoors and, in 2014, he completed a solo thru-hike of the Appalachian Trial in 111 days. He and his wife and daughter live in Gainesville, where they can often be found sampling fare at the downtown farmer’s market or exploring local hiking and mountain biking trails.
- Florida Bar
- Middle District of Florida
- Northern District of Florida
- Washington State Bar Association
- B.A., University of Florida
- J.D. Stetson University College of Law