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JEFFREY M. JAMES
Shareholder
Tampa

501 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700
Tampa, Florida 33602

T (813) 222-3310
F (813) 222-3066

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QUICK LOOK

Jeffrey James has experience litigating a variety of cases in both state and federal court. He regularly represents defendants in professional liability matters (e.g., attorneys, accountants, engineers, etc.) and personal injury litigation, with a specific emphasis on airlines and aviation injuries. He also has experience litigating general property damage, personal injury, premises liability, and construction cases. Jeff has regularly defended recreational vehicle dealers, manufacturers, repair facilities and other industry-related entities with regard to a variety of claims.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, December 2009 to Present
    Associate, November 2008 to November 2009
  • Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., Tampa, FL
    Associate, September 2003 to October 2008
  • Colley Shroyer & Abraham Co., L.P.A., Columbus, OH
    Law Clerk, Summer/Fall 2002
  • Chambers of Judge George C. Smith, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Columbus, OH
    Intern, Summer 2001
  • Corrections Litigation Section, Ohio Attorney General's Office, Columbus, OH
    Intern, 2001

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  Publications
   Presentations
  • "Chinese Toxic Products from Toys to Pet Foods to Drywall," Co-Authored by Nava Ben-Avraham, Terry Ford, Jeffrey James, Michele Johnson and Petra Justice. Presented by Frank H. Gassler at the Annual Meeting of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), Hot Springs, Virginia, July 2009.
  • "Can You Keep a Secret? Confidentiality of Court Documents and Trade Secrets in Modern Litigation," Co-Authored with Bradford Patrick, Presented by Frank H. Gassler at the 2005 Winter Meeting of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), Marco Island, Florida, March 2005. Mr. James also presented this paper as a Fowler White CLE seminar to Technology and Products Liability practice group, March 2005 and March 2006

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI): Professional Liability Committee, Publications Vice Chair and Steering Committee Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: Trial Lawyers section; Young Lawyers Division
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • City of Tampa Civil Service Board: Member, appointment by City Council, 2008-2009
  • Hillsborough County Commission: Member of the County Consumer Protection Board, by Appointment, 2006-2008
  • Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Emerge Tampa, 2004-2008
  • Tampa Connection: Alumni Association; Class of 2006; Alumni Committee, 2009 to present.
  • Hillsborough County Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of West Central Florida, Inc.
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Property Damage Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
EDUCATION
  • J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2003 (Managing Editor 2002-2003; The Ohio State Law Journal ; Moot Court & Lawyering Skills Governing Board, Chief Justice, 2002-2003)
  • B.A., cum laude, Florida State University, 2000
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Florida
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
DISTINCTIONS
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Rising Star®, 2009-2017
  • CALI Award for Excellence in the Study of Sports Law, 2002; The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • CALI Award for Excellence in the Study of the Law of Cyberspace, 2001; The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law