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James S. Cunha, Esq. is the Managing Attorney at the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A.  Mr. Cunha primarily focuses his practice on family and marital law.  As a result of possessing a strong background in Finance and Economics, Mr. Cunha has become a highly sought-after divorce and family law attorney in South Florida particularly in complex or high asset divorce cases involving asset valuation and alimony issues.  Since the inception of his firm, Mr. Cunha has represented corporate executive officers, professional athletes, business owners, medical, legal and financial professionals, homemakers, working men and women–(or their spouses)–in divorce cases, child custody, prenuptial agreements, and post-judgment matters.  Mr. Cunha and the attorneys at his firm regularly work with forensic accountants, business valuation and tax experts, forensic economists, actuaries, art, antique, and jewelry appraisers, vocational, medical and other financial experts.            


While attending the undergraduate program at the University of Florida, Mr. Cunha earned two separate bachelor degrees in the majors of Finance and Political Science while obtaining a minor in Economics.  After completing his undergraduate studies, Mr. Cunha remained in Gainesville, Florida where he earned his Juris Doctor from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.  In order to obtain immediate courtroom and trial experience, Mr. Cunha became a prosecutor in Palm Beach County.   After several years as a felony prosecutor and over a hundred jury trials, Mr. Cunha established the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. 

Mr. Cunha represents clients in a wide range of divorce and family law-related cases involving multimillion dollar marital estates, simplified divorces, equitable distribution, alimony or spousal support, child custody and parental time-sharing, parental relocation, post-judgment modification involving alimony and child support, including enforcement of temporary or final orders.


Because of his strong reputation for providing clients top caliber representation and dedication towards producing excellent results, Mr. Cunha has also been sought out by corporations and individuals to litigate complex civil cases.  In addition to divorce and family law, Mr. Cunha litigates a limited number of civil matters involving large commercial agreements, coverage disputes in multimillion dollar life and commercial insurance policies, and cases of catastrophic injury and wrongful death.  Mr. Cunha has individually tried a number of matters resulting in the recovery of millions to his corporate and personal injury clients.  (A few notable cases are listed at


Based on the damages awarded or judgments he has obtained for his clients, Mr. Cunha has been accepted and is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, English

Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Family: 38%
    2 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 12%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A.

250 S Australian Ave
# 1402
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401


FLMember in Good Standing200409/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo.com2012
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A.2009 - Present
Prosecuting Attorney/Felony DivisionOffice of the State Attorney2003 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2011 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumLifetime Member2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2004 - Present
Florida BarMember in Good Standing2004 - Present
8th Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationGuardian ad Litem2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of John P. Jorge v. CEM Site Constructors, Inc., et al., Case No. 2009CA010791The parties reached a $4.115 million settlement.
Arbitrage International Management, LLC v. Berwin, Inc., Case No. 502009CA039023Parties reached a Confidential Settlement
Gloria Smith-Grimes v. City of West Palm Beach, et. al., Case No. 11-CV-81201On February 25, 2013, the federal jury ordered the Defendant, City of West Palm Beach, to pay Plaintiff $102,490.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJuris Doctor2003
University of Florida Warrington College of BusinessFinanceBSBA2000
University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and SciencesPolitical Science, Minor: EconomicsBA2000