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James Wayne Holliday II

Wrongful death Attorney at Lutz, FL

4.9   49 reviews

also known as Jim Holliday

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About James

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JIM HOLLIDAY HAS RECOVERED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR HIS CLIENTS IN RESTITUTION FOR THEIR INJURIES.

Jim was awarded an ROTC scholarship to attend Stetson University where he graduated with Honors in 1990.  After serving on active duty in the US Army during the Gulf War, Jim attended Stetson University College of Law where he graduated with honors.  He has spent the last 19 years representing people who have suffered life altering physical injuries and helping family members who have lost loved ones who have suffered wrongful deaths.  Jim will leave no stone unturned in his investigation and prosecution of his clients' cases.  Holliday Karatinos Law Firm PLLC has the financial wherewithal to take  high stakes cases to trial.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2019,2018,2015
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2015

Photos and videos

https://www.helpinginjuredpeople.com/

With over five decades of combined legal experience, Holliday Karatinos Law Firm provides seasoned legal representation to victims of accidents and negligence.

Location

James Wayne Holliday II
18920 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 101
Lutz, FL, 33548-4929
Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC
15316 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL, 34613
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Maria | April 17, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Mr Holliday and his team handled and settled my case wonderfully. I was treated with great respect and kindness. He is a very knowledgeable attorney and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by James | April 17, 2015
Trustworthy and Knowledgeable
James Holiday did an outstanding job of communicating with me throughout the entire process. I really appreciate the fact that he did note settle to soon and was willing to fight for every thing that i was due. I would definitely recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by Barb | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely effective and caring
My experience with Attorney James Holliday was a VERY Positive one. Jim & the rest of the staff are courteous and professional. If you're in an accident and you want everything to go smoothly, you'll choose this team to work on your side. Their hard work and dedication on my behalf is simply priceless! I am highly satisfied with the results that I have been given.
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Posted by John | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Personal Injury attorney available
One of the best decisions I have ever made was to choose James Holliday as my attorney in a recent auto accident. Mr. Holliday guided me through the entire process of obtaining compensation from the at-fault-driver and made sure I was fully compensated. Mr. Holliday's knowledge of the laws and procedures was excellent and he treated me kindly and with respect.
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Posted by Ray | December 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
We have worked with James on two separate occasions. The second time was more complicated since our accident was very serious but the results were great. I recommend James without any reservation.
Posted by Grace | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Determined to Win
I’ve heard that the outcome of your case is most times based on how the opposing side views your attorney and their reputation. This has been nothing but the truth with James. It was amazing how quickly the opposing side changed their tune when James took my case to trial.
Posted by Joanne | November 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive in all the right ways
This was the first time I was injured and needing representation. James was very consoling and sympathetic to me about my situation. He was not so compassionate and caring to the other side. It felt amazing to know James was really fighting for me and looking out for my best interest.
Posted by Bridgette | November 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All around caring person and even better attorney
James was very patient with us and devoted so much time working our case. Truly one of the best I have had the pleasure experiencing.
Posted by Sophia | October 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the region
James and his staff were very professional and on top of my case the entire time. I have heard others talk about their unfortunate situations with other firms they went with. What James has done for me was something I am confident no other firm could have done.
Posted by Frankie | October 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Open and Honest
James was very honest and open with me about my case. We were always in constant contact and it made me feel like I was the only client and not just a number. If I ever need a personal injury attorney again for something big or small, James is my go-to!
Posted by Celia | October 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service and fantastic attorneys
James and his staff were very caring about the whole situation and treated us very kindly. My family and I were rear-ended in a very bad accident. We were all injured but James got us the help we needed and he was absolutely amazing handling our case. So blessed.
Posted by Lizzy | October 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend Mr. Holliday and his team
They worked tirelessly on my case and I am so thankful Mr. Holliday and his team were representing me.
Posted by Howard | October 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied client
My injury case was handled very professionally and timely by Jim. Anything I did not understand, Jim explained it to me in simple words that were easy for me to understand. I was clear on everything that was going on in my injury case and updated frequently.
Posted by Taylor | October 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Experienced Attorney
I would say more but the fact that I hired James three different times for three different accidents I was in, I think says enough.
Posted by Jerry | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic and wonderful to work with
It was such a sense of peace to have someone on my side who really cared about me and had the best interest in my case. I have heard horror stories from others who were represented by some other attorneys. James was great!
Posted by Cary | September 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
I can sum up my experience with James as my attorney in four words; exceptional, competent, caring, and knowledgeable.
Posted by Bobby | September 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
They took care of everything
I suffered from some very traumatic injuries due to my fall. With everything I had to deal with to get better, James and his office really made working my case an easy and seamless process. It was reassuring to know they were always there when I needed them.
Posted by Jack | September 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely pleased with James Holliday
I can’t thank James enough! I was completely stressed out about my case and James really helped me collect my thoughts. I didn’t think attorneys were this compassionate but he has set the bar. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you for all your help.
Posted by Doris | September 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very kind & gracious during my initial visit
I felt so relieved after talking with Mr. Holliday about my accident. I could tell he was very experienced in this area and he made me feel at ease. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Holliday to anyone injured while being in an accident. Top notch attorney and staff.
Posted by Eva | September 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I proudly recommend James to anyone who is looking for the best personal injury attorney
I've hired Holliday Karatinos twice and I highly recommend them for their one on one client attention and experienced staff. I’ve worked with James on both of my cases and his professionalism, communication, and reliability resulted in a smooth and pleasant experience for me. Thank you so much for your expertise and your kind heart.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Holliday Karatinos Law Firm PLLC
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Stetson University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles v. Spurway, 826 So. 2d 295 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2002)
  • Plaintiff client won at trial and the appellate court affirmed on appeal. The plaintiff client was compensated in excess of cap through claims bill process.
  • Munoz v. St. Josephs Hospital, Inc. 2009 Jury Verdicts Lexis 256525
  • Settled
  • Goble v. Frohman, 901 So. 2d 830 (Fla. 2005)
  • Plaintiff won trial and this case changed Florida law
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Litigation Award - Top 1% Trial Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyer Board of Regents
  • 2015
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Ratings
  • 2015
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Evaluating the Admissibility In Federal Civil Cases of Past Drug or Alcohol Use
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • PESI
  • Florida Insurance Agent Liability
  • N/A
  • National Business Institute
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish
  • N/A
  • National Business Institute
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Practice Tips and Application
  • N/A
  • National Business Institute
  • Handling the Automobile Injury Claim on Florida
  • N/A
  • National Business Institute
  • How To Successfully Make and Manage Objections At Trial In Florida
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a true litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim helped increase the value of several litigation cases I referred to him due to his meticulous trial preparation. The clients were not only pleased with the results but were greatly satisfied with the level of communication Jim and his office provided throughout their personal injury cases. I will certainly be referring additional cases to Jim in the future and encourage other attorneys to consider Jim if they are looking for a great attorney to help out with any type of personal injury case from simple to complex."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim Holliday is an energetic, efficient attorney who ably represents his clients. He carefully prepares his cases for trial and as a result is very credible when he seeks to resolve cases in mediation. Most of his cases are referrals from other attorneys who entrust their clients to him because he treats them well and returns them when the case is completed. He has my highest recommendation."
Personal injury Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated professional that gets results for his clients!"
Lutz Wrongful death Lawyer James Wayne Holliday II
James Wayne Holliday II
Wrongful death Attorney
Lutz, FL
Licensed for 29 years
Virtual consultation available