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  1. Car Accident: 40%
    23 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    23 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    23 years
  4. Aviation: 10%
    23 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Christi Gray

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  • Max Galen Factor

    I've known Jim personally and professionally for many years. He is always very well prepared, and well versed in the current state of the law, as well as its nuances. He is hard working, intelligent, and articulate with exemplary litigation skills. I highly recommend Jim for any personal injury matter.


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Contact info

Fonvielle Lewis Foote & Messer Attorneys at Law

3375 Capital Cir NE
Tallahassee, FL, 32308-1532

Fonvielle Lewis Foote & Messer Attorneys at Law

214 West Jackson Street
Thomasville, GA, 31792



FLMember in Good Standing199406/20/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Legislative Shoeleather AwardFlorida Justice Association2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Legislative Shoeleather AwardFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerFlorida Bar2009
Legislative Shoeleather AwardFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Legislative Shoeleather AwardFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)2005
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2005
RecipientMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFonvielle Lewis Foote & Messer1999 - Present
AssociateCooper Coppins & Monroe1995 - 1999
AssociateJones Cork & Miller1993 - 1995
Helicopter pilotUnited States Army1984 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mercer Law SchoolAlumni Board2014 - Present
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital FoundationBoard of Trustees2008 - Present
Stafford American Inns of CourtAlumni Member2004 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember1999 - Present
Tallahassee Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Florida BarMember1994 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Tallahassee Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
Tallahassee Exchange ClubPresident-Elect2012 - 2013
Tallahassee Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2011 - 2012
Tallahassee Bar AssociationSecretary2010 - 2011
Capital City Justice AssociationBoard Member2010 - 2011
Exchange ClubBoard of Directors2008 - 2010
Tallahassee Bar AssociationBoard Member2008 - 2010
Communities in SchoolsBoard of Directors2005 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Washington and Lee UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual MeetingPIP Update2013
Annual UpdateAutomobile Insurance2011