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James Gabriel Vickaryous

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents

About Me


Service to others above self is Jim’s guide.  The depth of his practice has enabled him to advocate in courtrooms across the state of Florida and help thousands of clients.  Jim has been a Florida lawyer for two decades.  Jim’s deep experience aides you to help understand what your options are right now, and how you should be preparing for the resolution of your personal injury claim.  Life has prepared Jim well to represent people as a Florida personal injury lawyer.  Jim was born in Wasilla, Alaska to a rugged frontier farming family.  Wanting a sunnier home, the Vickaryous family moved to Naples, Florida, where Jim spent his formative years, played football and graduated from Barron Collier High School.  Recognizing a budding fighter, the U.S. Army awarded Jim a four-year academic scholarship to attend the University of Miami, were he obtained a bachelors degree in history.  In the Tampa Bay area he earned his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1993.  He honed his ability to quantify clients’ losses by earning a Masters in Business Administration from Stetson University.  Jim’s legal experience has been sharpened by leading troops in hostile territory.  Jim led a military police reserve unit to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997.  Recognizing a job well done, Jim was awarded the NATO Medal For Service in Former Yugoslavia and brought his troops home safely.  Jim enjoys practicing as a Florida personal injury lawyer because of the unique opportunity it gives to meet and help many different people.  Jim believes in being profoundly related to the people around him.  Jim is Chairman for the Rescue Outreach Mission, Seminole County, Florida’s only homeless rehabilitation center with separate facilities for homeless woman & children and homeless men, and is the Presenting Sponsor for its two signature fundraising events: the Rescue Run Corporate 5K and the Servants of the People Luncheon.   Being a successful Florida personal injury lawyer requires learning the latest legal developments by constantly reading recent court decisions, communicating with other attorneys, and listening to what local judges and juries require. In order to do this, Jim is President of the Seminole County Bar Association, on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Trial Attorneys Association, and the program director of the Inns of Court (a prestigious legal organization founded to promote professionalism in the Bar). He is also a member of the Volusia County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Bar, and the International Law Section of the Florida Bar, and is a Fellow in The Florida Bar Foundation (the Florida Bar’s charitable trust).


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    22 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    22 years, 1.5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Charles Kiel Garella

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Jim at a Trial Lawyers College seminar in Florida this past January. Almost instantly, I could tell that he is a lawyer who deeply cares for his clients and will work tirelessly to achieve the favorable results they deserve. He is extremely knowledgeable and, undoubtedly, a powerful advocate in the courtroom. In short, Jim is the type of honest and friendly attorney that I would personally hire. I confidently and wholeheartedly recommend him.

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    Charles Garella Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christopher Sprysenski

    Jim is my go-to attorney when I have a client facing a difficult personal injury matter. He is a truly gifted litigator, whose ability to bring the important aspects of a case to a judge's attention have served him well. He is practical, creative and a wonderful communicator. I highly endorse Jim for your personal injury matters.

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    Christopher Sprysenski Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1515 International Pkwy Ste 2031
Lake Mary, FL, 327467635

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199305/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
*2011 OBJ Most Influential Men nomineeOrlando Business Journal2011
*Distinguished Service Award for 2011 Membership ChairSeminole County Inns of Court2011
*Paul Harris FellowRotary International2007
*NATO Medal For Service in Former YugoslaviaNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw1993 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Rescue Run Corporate 5kChairman2010 - Present
Seminole County Inns of CourtProgram Chair2004 - Present
Seminole County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2003 - Present
Rescue Outreach Mission of Seminole County, FLBoard Chairman2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Motocycle Accident$1,175,000

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson UniversityN/AM.B.A.1998
Stetson University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1993
University of MiamiHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Keynote Speaker, SERTOMA ClubRescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida2014
Keynote Speaker, Knights of ColumbusRescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida2014
Seminole County Inns of CourtTHE PROBLEM DEPOSITION2012
Servants Of The People LuncheonPhilanthropy2011
Servants of the People LuncheonPhilanthropy2010