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James Robert Freeman

Medical malpractice Attorney at Tampa, FL

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 45 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 16 years
    Kentucky - KY 18 years
    Arizona - AZ 19 years
    Mississippi - MS 20 years
    Tennessee - TN 20 years
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1978
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Not authorized to practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2006
    Suspended No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2004
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2004
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Surrendered No misconduct found

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

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Jim Freeman received his undergraduate degree, with high honors, from the University of Florida in 1975. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Boston University School of Law in 1978.


Mr. Freeman began his practice in the trial section of Shackelford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, P.A. in 1978. In 1980, he joined Shear, Newman & Hahn, P.A. and eventually became a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of Shear, Newman, Hahn & Rosenkranz, P.A. Since 1999, Mr. Freeman has been with Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., a national, full service, civil litigation law firm.


 Mr. Freeman has represented families in cases involving: elder abuse and neglect; car, motorcycle and truck accidents; medical malpractice; defective products; and other cases involving catastrophic injuries. He has achieved several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for the firm's clients, including a $65 million verdict in a trucking case that was listed as one of the Top Ten verdicts in the nation in 2009.


 Mr. Freeman is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of Appeals - Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and the United States Tax Court.


 In addition, Mr. Freeman has served on the Health Law Committee and the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee for the Florida Bar. He has also served on the 13-F Grievance Committee and he is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Civil Mediator. Mr. Freeman has also lectured at risk management seminars and CLE programs on medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, dental malpractice, and legal malpractice.



Wilkes & McHugh PA
1 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 800
Tampa, FL, 33609-2755

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wilkes & McHugh, P.A.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Shear, Newman, Hahn, & Rosenkranz
  • 1980 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Shackelford Farrior Stallings & Evans
  • 1978 - 1980


  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Florida
  • 1975


  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A

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Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jan 10
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"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is very knowledgeble and highly respected. As an attorney he enjoys a national reputation in nursing home cases. On a personal level, he is very grounded, honest and easily approachable. Jim is someone you want on your side."
Car accident

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Tampa Medical malpractice Lawyer James Robert Freeman
James Robert Freeman
Medical malpractice Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 45 years