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James Anthony Bonaquist Jr.

James Anthony Bonaquist Jr.

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Construction & Development

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Litigation: 50%
    29 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    29 years, 500 cases
  3. Construction & Development: 15%
    29 years, 500 cases
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    29 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($395-425/hour), Contingent (25-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Darrin Michael Phillips

    Having known Jim personally and professionally for the past 12 years, I can say that he is a skilled litigator with a tremendous reputation in the legal community, as well as being a great person. I highly recommend him.


    Darrin Phillips Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Louis Domenico D'Agostino

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an outstanding attorney professional in all of his dealings with myself as opposing counsel, and with the Court. He is very competent as a litigator and is recognized as one of thee top commercial litigators in Southwest Florida.


    Louis D'Agostino Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A.

3550 East Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL, 34112-4905



FLMember in Good Standing198608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberCardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, PA1996 - Present
AttorneyMonaco, Cardillo & Keith, P.A.1986 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember2002 - Present
Collier County Bar AssociationPast President1999 - 2000
Collier County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionPast President1996 - 1997
Collier County Bar AssociationOfficer and Director1993 - 2001
Florida BarMember1986 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1986 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember1986 - Present
Collier County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Inn of Court, Collier County Thomas S. Biggs ChapterMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance CommitteePast ChairmanN/A
Collier Building Industry AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Tampa Bay Nutraceutical v. Vitarich Laboratories, Inc.Final judgment in favor of my client. The Court also entered a $294,000 sanction award against the plaintiff. The plaintiff appealed the sanction award and the final judgment, and we prevailed on the appeal as well.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude1986
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1982