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James Emerson Royal

James Emerson Royal

Practice areas:

Family, Probate, Wills & Living Wills, General Practice

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Family: 45%
    9 years
  2. Probate: 35%
    9 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
    9 years
  4. General Practice: 5%
    9 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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Contact Info

Law Offices of Thomas J. Donnelly

1172 Brownell Street
Clearwater, FL, 33756-5707



FLMember in Good Standing200608/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President's AwardClearwater Bar Association2011
William F Blews Pro Bono Service AwardStetson University2002
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Arbitration RepresentativePrudential Insurance Company1997 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Clearwater Bar AssociationSecretary2011 - 2012
Pinellas County Law LibraryBoard of Trustees2011 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - 2011
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAttorney Member2010 - Present
Canakaris American Inn of CourtN/A2006 - Present
Florida BarN/A2006 - Present
Clearwater Bar Association, Probate and Real Property SectionN/A2006 - Present
Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2006 - 2011
Clearwater Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2006 - Present
Phi Gamma DeltaN/A1993 - Present
National Eagle Scout AssociationMember1991 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaN/A1983 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Burdine v. Sciarra, 8 So.3d 1138Prevailed
Hamrock v. Hamrock, 27 So.3d 32Prevailed
Speed v. Ferris, 39 So.3d 349Prevailed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJD2002
Jacksonville UniversityChemistryBS1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
High School Speakers ProgramLaw Day2013
High School Speakers ProgramLaw Day2012
High School Speakers ProgramLaw Day2011