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James Bennett Coulter III

James Bennett Coulter III

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Criminal Defense

About Me

James Coulter is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to helping his clients get the best possible outcome in each case. He serves as a partner and attorney at the Melbourne-based law firm, The Law Offices of Germain & Coulter, LLC. 

He has first-hand experience with the frustration and confusion caused by an accident. An experience with a serious auto accident years ago left him with even more determination to protect others from the abuses of insurance companies.

Now, he has dedicated himself to helping clients in cases involving personal injury. This includes various car accident types, boat accidents, workplace accidents, child injury, premises liability, construction accidents, birth injury, wrongful death and other areas. Even against the largest of companies, James Coulter fights strategically and aggressively for maximum compensation on behalf of his clients.

As a Central Florida criminal defense lawyer, James is adamant about helping those accused of crimes face the criminal justice system. He handles a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases, including drug charges, DUI charges, marijuana offenses, violent crimes, gun charges and domestic violence allegations. In addition, he helps people handle arrest warrants, probation violations and record sealing.

James earned his bachelor's degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland in 2001. In 2005, the Washington, D.C., native graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, earning his juris doctor. He earned experience on the other side of the law early in his career. James served as an assistant state attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida where he prosecuted various misdemeanor and felony offenses.

 Additionally, James has consistently been active in the legal community. He serves as a member of several organizations, such as the Florida Justice Association and the Brevard County Bar Association. He also is an adjunct professor of Criminal Law, Ethics and Evidence at Everest University in Melbourne. 

 When he is not practicing law or teaching, James enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, skiing, boating, and participating in activities with his local church. 



Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Car Accidents: 75%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Bonnie Klein Rhoden

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Bonnie Klein Rhoden Estate Planning Attorney
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  • Stephen G Charpentier

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim does a great job for his clients


    Stephen Charpentier Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2715 N Harbor City Blvd
Ste 4
Melbourne, FL, 32935-6255



FLMember in Good Standing200508/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Humanitarian AwardPhi Alpha Delta2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law, Ethics and EvidenceEverest University2008 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central Florida Trial Lawyer AssociationMember2015 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2010 - Present
NORMLMember2010 - Present
Vassar Carlton Inns of CourtMember2009 - 2010
Everest University Paralegal Advisory BoardMember2008 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2005 - Present
Brevard County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
University of Maryland AlumniMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
wrongful death / negligence & medical malpracticeA large undisclosed settlement to the survivors including a structured annuity providing the mother of the child payments for the remainder of her life.
$235,000.00 in compensation for injuries in auto accident$235,000.00 (Two Hundren Thirty Five Thousand Dollars in compensation)
$150,000.00 in compensation for injuries in auto accident$150,000.00 One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars in compensation

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Floria TodayDeputies Arrest Casts Doubt2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawN/ALaw2005
University of MarylandGovernment and PoliticsBA2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Brevard Notes Talk ShowCriminal Law2012
Evidence and the Rules of ProcedureEvidence2011
An Introduction to Criminal LawCriminal Law2011