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James L. Heath

Foreclosure Attorney at Destin, FL

3.3   4 reviews

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    Foreclosure defense and loan modification.

  2. Criminal defense

  3. General practice

After 8 years in the United States Marine Corps, I obtained a Bachelor's in Criminology from Florida State University. I then spent almost 3 years as a police officer before earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Juris Doctor. Prior to being admitted to practice in Florida, I worked in legal support and mediation negotiating, where I mediated loan modifications and assisted in disposing distressed properties. I also researched, drafted and edited pleadings in foreclosure, criminal appellate, complex commercial litigation and class action cases. In addition to foreclosure defense, I focus my practice on criminal law, family law, civil litigation, and consumer law throughout the Florida Panhandle.

Licensed for 9 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 06/14/2014

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Heath Law Firm, P.A.
4100 Legendary Dr.
Suite 265
Destin, FL, 32542


3.3 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
Posted by Bill | January 9, 2015
I have complete confidence in James and his abilities as an attorney! I trust him fully when he gives me guidance and I make sure to follow his advice. He gets back to me promptly when I have a concern and let's me know exactly where I stand in my case. He knows the law. And he knows his clients.
Posted by John | January 8, 2015
Top Notch!
I contacted James in October of 2014 with a rather complicated contract matter related to my employment. After establishing contact and reviewing the issues James provided an extremely knowledgeable, insightful and educated overview of the challenges and issues that lay before us. Never have I had such solid advice on how to navigate the legal entanglements I was facing. Mr. Heath kept me informed at all times and steered me in the right direction while never overpowering or going against my wishes in the matter. Looking back on the experience as a whole, he provided a much needed sounding board for my own thoughts and concerns while ensuring that our legal strategy was focused, solid and aggressive. He quickly became a trusted and valuable confidant that always had MY best interests at heart. I could not have been happier with the outcome of my personal situation! While everyone hopes to avoid complicated legal manners at all cost, I am no longer afraid of those possibilities knowing that James Heath will be by side every step of the way. And did I mention that he’s also a veteran? A lawyer and a US Marine...that’s one heck of a powerful ally to have in your corner!
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
God Complex
Mr. Heath was hired by my wife to defend her in her criminal cases. Mr. Heath did not take the time to listen to her after her rights were violated. Not one motion was filed on her behalf. My wife is distraught and feels betrayed. She entrusted Mr. Heath to do his job to the best of his ability without any bias.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Mr. Heath to represent me against my ex for breach of contract. He simply refused to act in my best interest, and I had zero communication from him. After consulting with numerous other attorneys, I decided to hire someone else. Be aware, Mr. Heath requires a non refundable deposit. Very convenient, he gets paid without doing work.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Heath Law Firm, PA
  • 2014 - Present


  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of West Florida
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Destin Foreclosure Lawyer James L. Heath
James L. Heath
Foreclosure Attorney
Destin, FL
Licensed for 9 years