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 received my undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Business Administration, cum laude. While attending Millsaps, I received several awards for leadership and educational accomplishments. These include being elected the President of the Student Government Association, selection in Who’s Who of College Graduates, the Wall Street Journal Award for academic achievement in the area of finance, selection as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership and academic honorary, and selection as a member of Order of Omega, a leadership honorary. Upon completing Millsaps, I entered the University of Alabama School Of Law. While there, I received recognition for my studies in the areas of Labor and Employment Law and I was selected as an Associate Editor to The Law and Psychology Review. In addition, while attending the University, I was chosen to serve as a summer clerk for the Honorable Richard W. Vollmer, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Alabama. I went into practice with Mark Wolfe in 1999. Besides being licensed to practice law in Alabama, I am also licensed in the State of Mississippi.

Since becoming licensed in the State of Alabama and the State of Mississippi, my practice has focused on representing victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Though my practice is primarily located in Alabama, since joining the firm, I have expanded my practice to include cases in Mississippi. I have also been involved in numerous cases involving 18- wheelers and I am a member of the American Association of Justice – trucking Litigation Group. I have tried numerous auto-negligence cases in Circuit Court and have attained Advocate status through the American Association of Justice College of Advocacy. I have also served as a member of the Mobile Bar Association Young Lawyer Executive Committee and served on the executive Committee for the South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association.

My wife, Marian, and I are lifetime residents of Mobile. We have two children, Annie and Jimbo. I am active in my family’s church, Central Presbyterian Church, and serve on the Board of Directors for Family Promise.



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    17 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 15%
    17 years
  3. Slip and Fall: 15%
  4. Defective Products: 15%
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-45%)

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    I highly recommend Mr. Boteler. We have represented many mutual clients who have sustained injuries and all I have received from clients is rave reviews. He is likewise well regarded in the legal community.


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


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Contact info

1252 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL, 36604


MSAuthorized to practice law200101/11/2016
ALAuthorized to practice law199901/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AlabamaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AlabamaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AlabamaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2011
40 Under 40Mobile Bay Monthly2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AlabamaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AlabamaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Advocate StatusAAJ2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMoore & Wolfe1999 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trucking Litigation Section of American Association for JusticeN/A2008 - Present
Mississippi Association for JusticeN/A2002 - Present
Mississippi State BarN/A2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2000 - Present
South Alabama Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Mobile Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Alabama Association for JusticeN/A1999 - Present
Alabama State Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Millsaps CollegeBusiness AdministrationN/A1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceSubrogation: Has it become the toughest part of your case?2011
AAJ - New Jersey Boardwalk SeminarMedical Record Summaries & Timelines2010
Summer ConferenceComputer Assisted Claim Evaluation Programs2009
Five Things Every Lawyer Needs to KnowHow to Get Going on a Commercial Vehicle Collision2009
Annual ConferenceClinical and Legal Issues Related to Motor Vehicle Collisions2006
CLE AlabamaAchieving Favorable Outcomes in Automobile Injury Insurance Claims2004