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James Robert Dirmann

Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. White Collar Crime: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    Jim is one of the finest attorney's in out legal community with over 35 years experience. His work ethic, compassion for his clients, respect for the members of our local Bar and the Court serve as a model for the finest in our profession. Liane McCurry, Esquire, Law Office of Liane


    Liane McCurry Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew D Sandburg

    I highly endorse Jim Dirmann. Jim has been a mentor to me since I began my criminal defense practice. Not only is Jim a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, but he cares about his clients and works as hard as any attorney I know to achieve the best result for them. Jim is highly respected for his knowledge, his ethics, and his dedication to his clients in our legal community. You are in very good hands hiring Jim Dirmann for a Criminal Defense or Personal Injury matter.


    Matthew Sandburg Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


FLMember in Good Standing197009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Professionalism AwardJohn M. Scheb American Inn of Court2009
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2007
"James Slater" Criminal Lawyer Award for ProfessionalismSarasota County Bar Association2007
RecognitionFlorida Super Lawyers2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Veterans for Common Sense, Inc.Treasurer, Board Member and Member2010 - Present
Sarasota County Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeChair2002 - 2003
Sarasota County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1978 - 1980
Sarasota County Bar Association, Grievance CommitteeMember1976 - 1979
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1976 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
Florida BarMember1970 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. GaleAll Charges Dismissed
State v. ShafferOn Robbery with Weapon client was found Not Guilty by Jury and Attempted Murder charge was Dismissed
State v. NewellCharge was dismissed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties and Rights, Vol. IDUI Field Tests and Breath Tests2007
Mercer Law ReviewFederal Jurisdiction - Manufactured Diversity, A Return To The Meaning of 28 U.S.C. 13591969
Mercer Law ReviewConstitutional Law - Georgia Vagrancy Statute, An Analysis of Status Criminality1968
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
California State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1964
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Sarasota County Bar Association Section on Pro Bono Representation"Pro Bono Representation of Veterans"2015
Courts Assisting Vets Program, Hosting Statewide Women's Veterans Conference and Veterans FarmDiscuss principles and goals of Florida Veterans for Common Sense2015