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James Peirce Kelaher

James Peirce Kelaher

Practice areas:

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Personal Injury

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 60%
    33 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    33 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Melvin Bowen Wright

    Jim Kelaher is a consummate professional in the community. He handles all types of civil litigation and is particularly proficient and knowledgeable in the fields of legal malpractice and medical malpractice. I recommend him without reservation.


    Melvin Wright Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen G Charpentier

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Jim for more that 25 years. He is a true professional that not only does a wonderful job for his clients but for the profession of law as well.


    Stephen Charpentier Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

800 N Magnolia Ave Ste 1301
Orlando, FL, 328033255


FLMember in Good Standing198105/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersSuperLawyers2008
Florida Trend's Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Bar Register of Pre-eminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell1997
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerThe Florida Bar1995

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocacyMember2010 - Present
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)President1997 - 1998
Florida Lawyers Action GroupChairman1997 - 1998
Florida Justce Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)President-Elect1996 - 1997
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Treasurer1995 - 1996
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Secretary1994 - 1995
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1992 - 1994

Publication NameTitleDate
Orange County Bar BriefsStrict Liability and Implied Warranties in Defective Products Cases1983
The Florida Bar JournalInterspousal Immunity: The Trend to Abolish in Florida1982
The Florida Bar JournalThe Legislative Immunization of the Florida Medical Community1982

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawN/Alaw1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common ChallengesHow to Avoid Being the Target of a Legal Malpractice Claim2009