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James O Cunningham

Personal injury Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.9   70 reviews

also known as Jim Cunningham

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  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 38 years
    Florida - FL 46 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 37 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%
    Attorney James O. Cunningham has over 30 years experience helping auto accident and injury victims throughout the state of Florida.

    48 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    Orlando Florida personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has over 30 years of experience helping accident and injury victims throughout the state of Florida.

    48 years, 8,000 cases

  3. Trucking accident
    10%

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    Attorney James O. Cunningham has over 30 years experience helping accident and injury victims throughout the state of Florida.

    48 years, 100 cases

SINCE 1977, I HAVE BEEN HELPING FLORIDA ACCIDENT VICTIMS RECEIVE JUSTICE AND FAIR COMPENSATION

Since 1977, I have dedicated my professional life to helping accident victims and their families receive justice and fair compensation.

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Location

Law Offices of James O. Cunningham P.A.
Law Offices of James O. Cunningham P.A.
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL, 32713
Law Offices of James O. Cunningham P.A.
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL, 32119
Law Offices of James O. Cunningham P.A.
602 East 5th Ave
Mount Dora, FL, 32757
Law Offices of James O. Cunningham P.A.
3721 S Hwy 27, Suite A
Clermont, FL, 34711
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Diane | April 24, 2018
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Best Lawyer
After suffering a traumatic injury from a dog bite, I did not know who to turn to for help dealing with medical bills, lost work time and insurance claims. My neighbor, a retired attorney, suggested I consider James Cunningham Law and another firm in Tampa. I consulted with several attorneys, but as soon as I met James Cunningham, I knew he was the right attorney for me. He immediately expressed concern for my physical and emotional well-being, and his compassionate, professional manner put me at ease. As my recovery progressed, Mr Cunningham and his staff supported me by always being available for questions and responding quickly to all my concerns. Resolving my claim with the insurance company was a stressful process. When the insurance company proposed an unreasonable amount and said the dog bite was my fault, I was devastated. Mr.Cunningham supported me through the process, persistently fighting on my behalf. Ultimately Mr Cunningham proved they were at fault 100%. He then negotiated a final recovery that was 10 times what the insurance company offered before the suit was filed! I am so grateful to James Cunningham, and to his competent and caring assistants Karen and Barbara. If you are looking for legal representation for a personal injury, you will not find a better firm than the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham!
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2018
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Beyond my expectations!
In March 2017, I was involved in an automobile accident in which I was a restrained passenger in the back passenger seat of a friend's car. The car I was in was totaled. I lost consciousness several times and injured my knee, which required surgery. I decided to look online at the different attorney reviews but they all felt very generic . I came across the one for James Cunningham and saw that he had very good reviews. I called his office and spoke with his office assistant, Barbra. She was very nice and professional and was able to answer all of my questions and made me feel at ease. That very same day I received a call from Mr. Cunningham. He asked me questions and answered mine. Right there and then I decided he would be the lawyer to represent me. Mr. Cunningham and his staff are never too busy to answer any questions. I was always informed of everything that was going on with my case. There were never any surprises. My case was a bit tricky at first but Mr. Cunningham's diligence and dedication to my case have resulted in a favorable outcome. All my medical bills have been paid and I will be getting my check shortly. My case did not drag on but was settled in a very timely manner. I am so happy I read those reviews and chose Attorney James Cunningham. T. V.
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Response from James Cunningham March 23, 2018
Thanks for your kind words, Teresa
Posted by Carole | December 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Auto accident
James Cunningham helped me immensely with my case. I was injured in an auto accident and the other party was underinsured. Thankfully, we have underinsured motorist coverage. The insurance company offered an amount that would not cover my injuries. Mr Cunningham stayed with me until we received the set that we both thought that I deserved.
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Posted by Michelle | October 29, 2023
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Injury attorney that works for you
I was in an auto accident and got injured with this being my first time in an accident. I wasn’t sure which way to go so I called an attorney friend that highly recommended Jim Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham and his staff were always very kind and attentive. They frequently updated me often on my case and also called to see how I was and how I was feeling . If I had any questions, I would call if they didn’t know the answer at the time I would receive a call back right away with the answers From the start to the finish up they were awesome . I was very pleased with my settlement I would highly recommend this firm for anyone that needs a injury lawyer to help them in their family
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Posted by Marliss Houdek | August 23, 2023
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Exceptional, Honest, Responsive, Caring, Knowledgeable Attorney!
It was a blessing to have Mr. Cunningham and team who had represented our family over 20 years ago and through our recent auto accident. A team with integrity, honesty, patience, a caring heart and well skilled in their profession. Thank you again for all your guidance & support!
Posted by Candace | August 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Personal Injury Attorney
I was involved in a serious automobile accident and was injured. My sister recommended I call James Cunningham, as he was her attorney several years ago and she was overly pleased with how he handled her case and the outcome. Mr. Cunningham met me in my home, and I immediately knew upon meeting with him that he was the attorney I needed. He was kind, compassionate, professional and had many years of experience. He personally would be handling my case and I wouldn’t be working with another attorney with less experience at his firm. During my personal injury case all my questions were promptly answered, I was always treated with kindness and professionalism and everything that was happening was explained to me in a way I could understand. Karen was just as amazing as Mr. Cunningham. She was very professional and returned my calls and emails very quickly. I was treated as a person with kindness and not just a number. At the end of my case, I was extremely pleased with the outcome and couldn’t be any happier. I highly recommend James Cunningham, Karen and his staff to anyone looking for a skilled professional personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Dante | May 4, 2023
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I highly recommend James Cunningham
I was so fortunate to have James Cunningham represent me. He was knowledgeable, easy to reach, very honest and cares deeply for his clients. This was an area I knew nothing about and he guided me every step of the way. If there is anyone needing legal guidance, I absolutely recommend James Cunningham. You want someone that has your best interest at heart and you will quickly see that he only wants what’s best for his clients. Experience matters greatly as well and he has seen almost every scenario. You will be prepared and ready for what lies ahead. Most of all, he’s trustworthy! You will always get the truth from James Cunningham, no need to ever seek legal guidance anywhere else!
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Posted by Kathleen | April 11, 2023
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Excellent service!
We found ourselves in need of a lawyer after our son was in a horrific car accident. With no experience in how to choose an attorney, we reached out to a an attorney friend who pointed out that Mr. Cunningham has been on the "super lawyers" list for 15 years! He responded to our initial call right away, even taking time to meet us at the hospital. Immediately, we recognized that he was knowledgeable, experienced and professional. He and his assistant, Karen, were in constant communication for an entire year. The case had many twists & turns but Mr. Cunningham navigated these changes in a determined manner, plus stayed very organized and kept us informed every step of the way. The best part is that he negotiated the maximum settlement! We highly recommend James Cunningham for your legal needs!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2023
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Very professional and knowledgeable
I’m very thankful to Mr. Cunningham for helping me settle my case successfully and with the best outcome. He was always thorough with my questions and accommodated my schedule when I needed him. He has much experience and knowledge in his field and an amazing reputation. I am also very thankful for his assistant Karen as she was so quick to respond to my messages and made sure I was always taken care of.
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Posted by Craig | January 5, 2023
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Mr. Cunningham was a pleasure to work with.
Working with Mr. Cunningham (and his staff) has been a wonderful experience. No one wants to experience an automobile accident, nor do they want to deal with all that's required to obtain fair compensation. Mr. Cunningham and his staff guided me through the process in a caring a professional manner. I'm very grateful I could work with Mr. Cunningham and recommend him to anyone who needs assistance.
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Posted by Carolyn | August 22, 2022
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Fatal Auto Accident Representation
I’m very grateful for the help I receive from Mr. James Cunningham. I found the need of his services, through the review of others, to represent me and my family when an automobile accident resulted in the tragic death of my husband. Mr. Cunningham and his staff exceeded my expectations. At any time I needed them, they were always available to help quickly and with a high level of professionalism. Everything was explained in detail and made a horrifically sad time for me and my family a bit better. If you need an attorney, Mr. Cunningham is the one. I highly recommend, he helped me so much with my case until everything was taken care of.
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Posted by Micah | June 27, 2022
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Outstanding
I hired Jim after being injured in a car accident, and from day one until the last form was signed the service I received was nothing less than outstanding. I never at any time felt like I was flying blind, everything was explained to me clearly and thoroughly, they maintained contact regularly through the process and never let me feel as if the case was unimportant, and very easy to talk and interact with. Extremely responsive, and delivered an excellent result I was happy with. If I were unlucky enough to be hurt again, I would have zero hesitation about calling him again.
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Posted by Vincent | May 3, 2022
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James Cunningham
I would like to Personally thank Mr. Cunningham and his staff. From the beginning you and your staff was efficient, kind, respectful which made me feel comfortable with you handling my car accident case. Thanks for your patience and quick responses and updates. It was a pleasure to have you as my attorney.
Posted by Angie Martin | November 19, 2021
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Attention to detail and professional!!
I had a pretty bad car accident that resulted in some physical injury and lots of pain. I was referred to the offices of Jim Cunningham by a trusted friend, and my experience through this process was easy and highly professional. Jim Cunningham and his team took such great care of my case. I never had any doubts or questions that went unanswered and they always kept me informed. I received the max settlement! If you ever need an accident attorney I highly recommend you call Jim Cunningham!
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2021
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Outstanding Experience
Recently, I was the victim of a rear-end hit and run. It left me injured, frantic, stressed, damage to my vehicle, medical bills, and lots of uncertainty. I am so thankful that I reached out to the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham. From the moment that I made the first call, Jim went right to work on my case and emphasized getting the medical care that I needed to get my health back in order first. He made me feel good about his firm representing me as he outlined the different facets of my case; medical, insurance, and state laws, etc. Jim and team were always very responsive in the handling matters as they arose. He exceeded my expectations, as he was very trustworthy, and I am very satisfied with my case settlement.
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Posted by Robin | November 10, 2021
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BEST LAW FIRM Ev
Represented me in my personal injury case. Excellent excellent excellent! Always on top of their game! Kept me informed at every step! I spoke with Karen all the time! Nicest lady ever! Mr Cunningham also nice! They are really easy to talk to! I appreciate everything they did!! I would definitely refer them.
Posted by Ammara | September 22, 2021
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Best Accident Lawyer
Mr.Cunningham and his team were very helpful throughout the time I was going through tough times post my car accident . He gives thorough information about each step and guides you rather than pushing you. He was always there whenever I needed to discuss something. I definitely recommend him to anyone who do not know what to do after the car accident.
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Posted by Gayle | April 10, 2021
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Exceeded expectations!
I read as many reviews as I can before making any big decision, that is what led me to choose Mr. Cunningham. I was nervous about finding a lawyer outside of my state, as I am in New York, but both James and Karen eased my fears. They kept me updated every step of the way. They are experienced and knowledgeable and I trusted my case was in good hands.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 17, 2021
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Very helpful through a very long journey
I was injured in a motor vehicle accident while on vacation in Florida. After learning my injuries were going to be expensive and long term, I did my research and contacted James Cunningham to represent me. Throughout the long and trying legal process, his office stayed in close contact with me. Tasks were communicated and completed quickly and I always felt I was in the loop. During the waiting and until the final settlement, I was always treated fairly and honestly. Barbara and Karen were incredibly organized and on top of everything at all times. Although I wish I wouldn't have had to go through this, it was great to have an attorney with integrity to navigate for me.
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Posted by David | February 26, 2021
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Thank You!
I highly recommend the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham! They are reliable, competent, responsive and a service-oriented law office. Jim and his team helped me navigate a multi-year auto accident claim to a success outcome. The prospect of dealing with multiple insurance companies and various medical providers can feel a bit overwhelming and scary at times. They made it look so easy by providing me with personalized service, advice and care from start to finish. Fred Rogers beloved host of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood once said, “When I was a boy and would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” I want to extend a sincere THANK YOU to Jim and Barbra for always being ‘helpers’ throughout the management of my auto accident case. The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham was recommended to me and I fully endorse them to handle your legal needs. From my perspective, a pat on the back is well deserved! Thank you for your continued service to your clients and the Central Florida community!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of James O. Cunningham P.A.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Barry University School of Law
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Billings, Cunningham, Morgan & Boatwright P.A.
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Billings, Cunningham & Morgan P.A.
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Managing Partner
  • Cunningham & Morgan P.A.
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Managing Partner
  • Billings & Cunningham P.A.
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Managing Partner
  • Billings, Cunningham & Mitchell P.A.
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Partner
  • Billings & Cunningham P.A.
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Partner
  • Billings, Morgan & Cunningham P.A.
  • 1981 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Billings, Durie & Morgan P.A.
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Associate
  • Billings & Durie P.A.
  • 1979 - 1980
  • Associate
  • Fisher & Matthews P.A.
  • 1977 - 1979
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Education

  • Reformed Theological Seminary,
  • M.A.B.S
  • 2003
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Rollins College
  • M.S.M
  • 1975
  • Florida State University
  • B.S.
  • 1973
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Edward Doe v. Orange County Sheriff's Office
  • Case settled for maximum statutory amount plus limits of underinsured motorist coverage

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Central Florida chapter)
  • Charter Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2005
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Central Florida chapter)
  • Chapter President
  • 1996 - 1996
  • FSU College of Law Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1987 - 1996
  • Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1985 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America
  • Law Dragon 3000
  • 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America
  • Law Dragon 3000
  • 2015
  • American College of Board Certified Attorneys
  • Charter Fellow
  • 2015
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Florida Bar
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Personal Injury Law’
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Board Certified, Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America
  • Law Dragon 3000
  • 2012
  • Florida's Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1987
  • Bar register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1987
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1985
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Florida Bar
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education for Professionals
  • Advanced Personal Injury: Mastering Your Practice
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
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Car accident Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim Cunningham is an excellent lawyer who provides caring and competent representation to all of his clients."
Car accident Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Cunningham has unmatched experience handling car accident cases. He is dedicated, well prepared and knowledgeable. Jim Cunningham is my "go to" lawyer for car accident cases in the Orlando and surrounding area."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Cunningham is a highly skilled and ethical attorney. He is pragmatic and a straight shooter. His legal experience and knowledge is second to none and I would have no hesitation referring him a case."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know James from the Christian Legal Society and he is a man of integrity."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cunningham is an outstanding attorney who truly cares about his clients and carefully helps them when they are facing difficult personal times. He has an excellent reputation in the community and is a great advocate for his clients."
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Orlando Personal injury Lawyer James O Cunningham
James O Cunningham
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Licensed for 46 years
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