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James Garcia Souza III

About me

I became a lawyer to help people. I treat all people who come to see me like a member of my family. I strive to acheive excellent results for every client in every case and I work hard to earn your trust. I keep that trust through honest, candid communications. I love happy endings and take great pride in the thousands of clients over the years who have chosen me to be their lawyer. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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Contact info

Law Offices of James G. Souza III, P.A.

1580 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, FL, 33606

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199406/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Tampa Bay's Top LawyersTampa Bay Magazine2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing LawyerThe Law Offices of James G. Souza III, P.A.1995 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Florida BarMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Automobile Accident with Broken BackThis case was settled for insurance policy limits.
Cell phone distraction causing collision with motorcycleThis case was settled for insurance policy limits just 23 days after the accident.
Wal Mart dirty floor caused slip and fallThe case settled prior to trial after an unsuccessful mediation.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Tampa TribuneBan the box’ and other wrongs that hurt people with arrest records2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida State ConventionLetter Carrier Safety2013