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  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    35 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Constitutional: 25%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey S. Benjamin

    I endorse this lawyer. As his brother , I know Jamie to be honest and hard working, as a lawyer who has referred cases to him for over 30 years, I know him to be highly knowledgeable , a fierce advocate and a great lawyer .


    Jeffrey Benjamin Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

Contact info

1 Financial Plz Ste 1615
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 333940005


FLMember in Good Standing198009/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida SuperLawyersLaw and Politics Publications2006
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2005
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBenjamin, Aaronson, Edinger and Patanzo1984 - 2015
Prosecuting Attorney Felony DivisionFlorida State Attorney's Office1983 - 1984
Cheif , Special Obscenity Prosecution DivisionFlorida State Attorney's Office1982 - 1983
assistant state attorneystate attorney office1980 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2014 - 2014
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersTreasurer2010 - 2011
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersSecretary2009 - 2010
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationChairman Emeritus2005 - Present
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
First Amendment Lawyers Association1st Vice President2003 - 2003
First Amendment Lawyers Association2nd Vice President2002 - 2002
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationNational Treasurer2001 - 2001
First Amendment Lawyers AssociationNational Secretary2000 - 2000
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1998 - 2014
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident1998 - 1999
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President1997 - 1998
The Florida BarMember1986 - Present
United States Supreme CourtN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
florida second district court of appealamicus curiae brief of the ACLU2010
University of Miami Law Reviewthe first amendment in chaos2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of FloridaJournalism and Mass CommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
first amendment lawyers association conferenceObscenit2010
First Amendment Lawyers Association Bi-Annual ConferenceHonest Services Fraud United States Supreme Court2010
FACDL Pensacola Chapter CLEConstitutional-RICO2008
Gentleman's Club Owners ExpoGovernment Tactics against your club2007