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About Me

Practice Overview:


Mr. Boatman is a commercial litigator with extensive experience in both federal and state courts. He has handled a broad spectrum of matters from "special asset" recovery claims for financial institutions, to construction defect cases, to civil prosecutions for the satellite broadcasting industry, to contract enforcement matters for corporations and private individuals. Though located in Southwest Florida, Mr. Boatman is able to provide his clients with assistance in cases pending throughout the state.


Notable Anti-Satellite Piracy Efforts


In 2002, after assisting DIRECTV with a raid on a pirate device dealer in Central Florida, Mr. Boatman was asked to file the first two test cases in what would become DIRECTV’s national litigation campaign against end-users of signal theft devices. The cases were filed in the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and named 10-12 defendants each. Given the success of the first two cases, Mr. Boatman was asked by DIRECTV to assist in further developing the national litigation program.


Among other accomplishments, Mr. Boatman developed the database used by all the firms involved in the program nationally to manage the thousands of end-user cases in a virtually paperless environment. Mr. Boatman was also the visionary of an extranet repository for information shared by counsel involved in the end-user program throughout the United States. The database Mr. Boatman created was also designed to be uploaded to the extranet by local counsel to provide visibility to the client regarding the status of cases, individually and collectively.


In the state of Florida, Mr. Boatman personally filed and managed 922 end-user cases (more than any other attorney involved in the DIRECTV program) and managed, with the assistance of a staff of 5 associate attorneys and 25 administrative personnel, another 2000+ cases in Florida. Additionally, Mr. Boatman was asked by DIRECTV to be one of three (3) outside-counsel national litigation managers to supervise local counsel. His territory covered 11 states and accounted for approximately 6000 total end-user cases.


Outside the end-user program, Mr. Boatman assisted with three substantial raids on high-level dealers of pirate access devices which resulted in the recovery of thousands of end-users records and the seizure of substantial other assets. Another of Mr. Boatman’s notable achievements was the successful prosecution of a civil action against O.J. Simpson for satellite theft resulting in a Judgment of over $58,000.


Jim Boatman with Joy, his wife of 19 years, and their two children, Bo and Elin.


A Personal Note from Mr. Boatman…


“I take very seriously the slogan associated with my firm. The pursuit of Truth and the fostering of relationships are what drive me. My success with clients has been a function of my genuine desire to serve such relationships with professionalism and integrity for the long-term.”


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Ryan Christopher Kuhl

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an excellent attorney. Experienced, smart, hard working, and dedicated to his clients. I highly recommend.


    Ryan Kuhl Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kent Matthew Amo

    Mr. Boatman is an effective, experienced and aggressive litigator with measured strategies focused on exceeding clients' expectations. I consider him to be a mentor and a friend.


    Kent Amo Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

The Boatman Law Firm

3021 Airport-Pulling Rd., North, Suite 202
Naples, FL, 34105


FLMember in Good Standing199709/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Boatman Law Firm, PA2007 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Collier County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Inns of CourtN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor1997
Univerisity of Central FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Techno-Security ConferenceChallenges of Anti-Satellite Piracy Litigation2004