James Coulter is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to helping his clients get the best possible outcome in each case.
He has first-hand experience with the frustration and confusion caused by an accident. An experience with a serious auto accident years ago left him with even more determination to protect others from the abuses of insurance companies.
Now, he has dedicated himself to helping clients in cases involving personal injury. This includes various car accident types, boat accidents, workplace accidents, child injury, premises liability, construction accidents, birth injury, wrongful death and other areas. Even against the largest of companies, James Coulter fights strategically and aggressively for maximum compensation on behalf of his clients.
As a Central Florida criminal defense lawyer, James is adamant about helping those accused of crimes face the criminal justice system. He handles a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases, including drug charges, DUI charges, marijuana offenses, violent crimes, gun charges and domestic violence allegations. In addition, he helps people handle arrest warrants, probation violations and record sealing.
James earned his bachelor's degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland in 2001. In 2005, the Washington, D.C., native graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, earning his juris doctor. He earned experience on the other side of the law early in his career. James served as an assistant state attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida where he prosecuted various misdemeanor and felony offenses.
Additionally, James has consistently been active in the legal community. He serves as a member of several organizations, such as the Florida Justice Association and the Brevard County Bar Association. He also is an adjunct professor of Criminal Law, Ethics and Evidence at Everest University in Melbourne.
When he is not practicing law or teaching, James enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, skiing, boating, and participating in activities with his local church.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||06/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Buisness Partner of the Year||Brevard County Public Schools||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|Humanitarian Award||Phi Alpha Delta||2004|
|Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law, Ethics and Evidence||Everest University||2008 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||7th Judicial Circuit State Courts||2005 - 2007|
|Florida Certified Legal Intern||Jacksonville Area Government Legal Aid||2004 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Central Florida Trial Lawyer Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||member||2010 - Present|
|NORML||Member||2010 - Present|
|Everest University Paralegal Advisory Board||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|University of Maryland Alumni||Member||2001 - Present|
|Vassar Carlton Inns of Court||Member||2009 - 2010|
|wrongful death / negligence & medical malpractice||A large undisclosed settlement to the survivors including a structured annuity providing the mother of the child payments for the remainder of her life.|
|$235,000.00 in compensation for injuries in auto accident||$235,000.00 (Two Hundren Thirty Five Thousand Dollars in compensation)|
|$150,000.00 in compensation for injuries in auto accident||$150,000.00 One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars in compensation|
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|Florida Coastal School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Maryland||Government and Politics||BA||2001|
|Brevard Notes Talk Show||Criminal Law||2012|
|Evidence and the Rules of Procedure||Evidence||2011|
|An Introduction to Criminal Law||Criminal Law||2011|