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James Gabriel Vickaryous

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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 experience in many kinds of accident cases helps clients understand what their options are, and how to prepare for the resolution of a 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 of Central Florida, Seminole County’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.  He also serves on the Advisory Committee to the Seminole County Parks and Preservation, and the 18th Judicial Circuit's Local Professionalism Panel for Seminole County.  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, Treasurer 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


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    23 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    23 years, 1.5 thousand cases



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  • Ronald Irwin Croft

    James Vickaryous is an outstanding personal injury trial lawyer located in the Orlando/Central Florida area (Lake Mary). Jim has distinguished himself both personally and professionally throughout his career, and has created an amazing track record of success for his clients. Jim is a natural leader, and has earned accolades from his fellow attorneys and clients for over two decades. I highly recommend James Vickaryous to anyone seeking counsel in the Orlando/Central Florida area.


    Ronald Croft Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Thomas A. Robes

    I have co-counseled many cases with Jim over the last few years. He is an outstanding attorney and labors to achieve the best possible result for each and every client. Jim’s integrity, determination and persistence are only matched by his intelligence, legal skill and compassion for his clients. Jim provides his client’s the highest level of legal representation and obtains outstanding just results. Jim is great to work with and I highly recommend James Vickaryous.


    Thomas Robes Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

1515 International Pkwy Ste 2031
Lake Mary, FL, 327467635


FLMember in Good Standing199301/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
*Small Business Awards NomineeSeminole County Chamber of Commerce2015
*Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of DIstinguished Counsel2015
*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
Association namePosition nameDuration
Seminole County Bar AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Seminole County Parks and Preservation CommitteeAdvisory Member2015 - Present
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2014 - Present
Circuit Court Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism PanelMember2014 - Present
Rescue Run Corporate 5kChairman2010 - Present
Seminole County Inns of CourtProgram Chair2004 - Present
Rescue Outreach Mission of Seminole County, FLBoard Chairman2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Motocycle Accident$1,175,000
Defective Products$1,300,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson UniversityN/AM.B.A.1998
Stetson University College of LawN/AJD - Juris 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