James D. Salter


James Salter is one of the firm’s founding partners and practices in the real estate department.  He attended Emory University and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in History in 1958.  He then attended Law School at the University of Florida, graduating with an LLB in 1961 (replaced with a Juris Doctor in 1967).  Mr. Salter has maintained an active law practice in Gainesville for more than 50 years where he focuses on commercial and residential real estate transactions, real estate development and corporate services including entity formation and business transactions.

Mr. Salter is active in the local business and philanthropic community.  He has served on the Santa Fe College Endowment Corporation since 1980 and is a member of the Board of Directors of Merchants & Southern Bank.  Mr. Salter is also a member of the Business and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of The Florida Bar, and a member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.

Mr. Salter was born in Pensacola, Florida and presently resides in Gainesville with his wife, Lee Ann.  He is a Verger at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.


  • Bachelors of Science, History – Emory University
  • LLB (Replaced by Juris Doctor) – University of Florida


Dell Salter is a Gainesville law firm representing clients throughout the entire state of Florida, including but not limited to Ocala, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Inverness, Jupiter, Live Oak, Miami, Palatka, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach.