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James Streeter Jenkins III

Insurance Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   32 reviews

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    40%
    Assisting people with insurance claims denied by their own insurance companies

    15 years

  2. Other
    25%

  3. Car accident
    20%
    Assisting people who have either received a citation or become injured as a result of a car accident keep points off their license and navigate the insurance system

    15 years

  4. Personal injury
    15%
    Assisting people who have been injured due to another's negligence

    15 years

Jim Jenkins lived in many different parts of the world as a child but graduated high school from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jim met his wife while he was attending Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and relocated to Florida to be with her. Jim and his wife are avid runners and triathletes and compete in relay races, marathons, and triathlons.

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Licensed for 14 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2021
Updated 10/23/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact James

Jenkins Law, P.L.
275 96th Avenue N.
Suite 5
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33702

Reviews

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Posted by Liza | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Didn’t have to move a finger!
I had a traffic violation and wanted to avoid points removal from my license. I simply didn’t want my insurance to go up. Jim took my case and I did not have to move a finger. I almost forgot about it. He diligently handled it and followed up. The result... a positive conclusion: No points. No traffic school. No insurance raise. :)
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Posted by Richard | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Insurance litigation
Mr Jenkins took my insurance case on a contingency with a highly successful conclusion. My insurance company initially rejected my claim because they attributed the damage to wear and tear and not to any claim related cause. But they were no match for my Mr Jenkins and his highly talented staff. Mr Jenkins had his own experts make examinations and knew he had the law on his side and how to counter the insurance rejection. Ultimately we settled giving me more than enough to complete the repairs.
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Posted by Alfred | December 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My go-to attorney
I trust Jim Jenkins with all of my personal injury and criminal defense referrals. Period. He handles his clients with care and has tons of experience to get the best results. Don't hesitate to contact Jenkins Law. Jim would be my go-to attorney if I or my family member was injured or had a criminal matter.
Posted by Rich | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doesn't get any better.
Jim has personally habdled multiple traffic tickets for me saving me points and money. I have trusted Jenkins Law with my family and with my best clients and always the result we hope for. A local approachable group of lawyers who make you comfortable but still bring the hammer where needed. The best.
Posted by Jason Liddell | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Class Act and Fantastic Lawyer
Jim and his took were incredibly helpful and informative. During the consultation, his team provided every possible strategy and made me feel like they truly cared about my well-being; something the other lawyers in this area did not do! We kept in touch periodically until I had to appear in court. The morning I had to stand before the judge, Jim met with me one more time to ensure I understood everything that was about to happen. Afterward, he stayed with me and accompanied me to the other offices, as I paid fines and enrolled in other required programs. It was clear to see James is extremely well-known throughout the community for his professionalism and likable demeanor. He is a class act and fantastic lawyer. I received the best possible sentence thanks to his efforts. I will certainly be working with Jim and his team in the future to handle my other legal matters.
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Posted by Lisa | March 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You want to use this law firm.
This law firm is exceptional. I was the victim in a car accident, injured and needed surgery and I had no worries while they represented me. The office staff is professional, personable, and efficient. They handled my case in a way that I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. I actually miss not speaking with them as often as I did while they were handling my case. I actually consider them friends after the way they were so good to me. I cannot say enough good things about this office.
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Posted by Jerry | March 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful!
As my first time dealing with a legal matter and not truly having the time to deal with it with out it hurting my daily schedule going to Jim really helped out! He explained everything to me in great detail and answered every question I had for him! I rested easy knowing he would take care of my ticket! He was a great help! and I would highly recommend him to anyone in the future!
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Posted by Ashley | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your Lawyer's Lawyer
As a licensed attorney myself, Jim and his team were who I turned to when I got a very expensive speeding ticket. The firm went above and beyond by reaching out to the officer who cited me, explained the error on the face of the ticket, and managed to get the case dismissed. Not only were the attorneys professional and courteous, they were also very kind and personable, dispelling the myth that attorneys are stuffy and see their clients only as numbers. I was incredibly impressed with Jenkins Law and will continue to refer others to Jim when they need excellent representation.
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Posted by Kate | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Loyal, Friendly and Extremely Knowledgeable
I have recently used Jim Jenkins as my lawyer. He went above and beyond my expectations. My DUI was reduced to a reckless driving. Jim was there step by step, keeping me informed of the process. Jim was always straightforward and honest with me. I could not has asked for a better lawyer. Thanks Jim, you're the best!
Posted by Vincent | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great DUI Lawyer
I was referee to Jim Jenkins when I got arrested for a DUI charge with an open container ticket. Throughout the case he kept me in the loop and let me know of any new updates or problems. At the end of it he got me the lower possible fine and punishment allowing me to get off of probation the same day as the court case was closed. I recommend him to anyone who wants a friendly lawyer who knows the people throughout the courts and the law, and also who knows exactly what he's doing for his clients. Thanks Jim I appreciate all the work and help you did!!
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Posted by Brandon Queen | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's more than just a Lawyer....
Jenkins Law went above and beyond to help me and my case, he is very knowledgeable and professional, not only did he get my case dropped extremely fast, he made me feel as if I was his most important client. If you want a professional, friendly, and knowledgeable lawyer I would highly recommend Jenkins Law..
Posted by Robert | October 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MR. Git'er dun
Met Jim threw my kin's loier I had a Doughmesstik sitsheation. Jim took'er on at a real fair cost. We wernt 2 happy wit furss cort, but he dint kwit. Necks cort he woopt'em. Now he sed we go back 2 furss cort an woop'em agen. I no he can do it! Giv'um 10 starz SEMPER FI JIM. siend, Jarhead- Robert
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Posted by Amanda | October 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hardworking, genuine, and likable attorney who is respected by the state and judges.
Jim recently helped me out on a frustrating case that was better suited for small claims than a criminal court, which is a scary thing for a law abiding business owner and parent. He took on my case and immediately reduced my stress level. He was fastidious about knowing every fact of my case and used that knowledge and his professional relationships to have my case dismissed before it even went to trial. He has a knack for persevering without being a nuisance that serves him and his clients well. I'd recommend Jim and his firm to anyone needing a fair, likeable criminal defense attorney who takes a genuine interest in his clients and commits to advocating for them 100%.
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Posted by Chad | September 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever.
Jim is the best lawyer ever! My experience has been awesome. He's like a member of the family. Great guy to have on your side for anything! I wish I had known him sooner.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The way to go.
This is a lawyer you can trust to handle all your traffic infractions with ease AND offer you peace of mind. This is the third time I have hired them, all three events had been successfully dismissed. I would definitely use them again if I ever have another infracrion I highly recommend them.
Posted by Adam | July 30, 2015
Best lawyer ever and cool as hell
I went to see Jim on the referral of a mutual friend immediately after getting a dui, He slowly walked me throught each and every step I needed to take to get my hardship license and what I needed to do to get everything finished by my court date. No matter what I wanted to know or what questions I had Jim was always just a text away and possibly the best thing about him was the fact that he was an extremely down to earth and a cool guy as well. If I ever need a lawyer for anything else you can bet my first call will be to Jenkins law.
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Posted by karen | July 30, 2015
traffic ticket dismissed
He did a great job for me and got my ticket dismissed. The ticket was from an accident that the cop said was my fault so i didn't think i had much hope of getting it taken off my license and not having to pay it, but this lawyer did it. He's confident and has good reason to be- he really knows his stuff and did an excellent job for me.
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Posted by Marisa | July 1, 2015
Effective Attorney for when you are in a tight spot !
Mr. Jenkins was excellent in helping me out of (2) simultaneous traffic citations, that would have effected my driving license, had he not alieviated it. He kept in correspondene and it was resolved timely! Thanks Jim.
Posted by Rachel | May 1, 2015
very trustworthy and kind
Mr Jenkins helped me with a traffic citation, the outcome was favorable for me and I am very thankful. The process of having him as my lawyer was enjoyable and easy. Highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
Thank you Mr Jenkins
Mr. Jenkins did a great job of resolving an unfortunate incident that I was recently involved in. Even though the judicial system can work slowly – Mr. Jenkins made a point to attend all court proceedings in person and most importantly, he did what he told me he was going to do when he told me he was going to do it. I would highly recommend Mr. Jenkins. Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jenkins Law, P.L.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office 6th Judicial Circuit
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Alvarez, Sambol & Winthrop, PA
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Summer Associate
  • Smith, Hood, Perkins, Et Al.
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Clerk
  • Law Office of Stephen J. Henry
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Stetson University College Of Law
  • law
  • 2008
  • Furman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Homeowner v. Homeowner Ins. Company
  • Successful mediation with substantial amount of money for repairs
  • State v. SL
  • Not guilty of aggravated assault; guilty of one misdemeanor

Associations

  • BNI - Referral Masters
  • 2012 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • St. Pete Road Runners
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1997

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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (34)
Endorse James
Insurance Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Jenkins is a great advocate for his clients. I personally worked on cases against him while I was a prosecutor. He was always prepared and ready to fight for his clients. Once I left the State and moved into civil law where Jim helped me on a homeowner insurance case that lead to my clients recovering a substantial amount of money that allowed them to remodel their entire bathroom with no out of pocket cost. He is a great resource of knowledge, and I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a prosecutor I have worked with Jim on a number of cases. He's a great advocate for his clients and always great to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jenkins is a fine attorney who will advocate zealously for your case. I highly endorse and recommend Mr. Jenkins if you are in need of a criminal attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim knows his stuff and has a great attitude."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jim for many years, excellent litigator and trial lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. He works hard for his clients and has developed tremendous relationships with the prosecutors because of his professional nature, preparedness and personality. This can, at times, translate into favorable resolutions for his clients. I endorse his work without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jenkins is a well-respected DUI / DWI / Criminal Defense attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Mr. Jenkins is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Mr. Jenkins to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jenkins is a hard-working and extremely knowledgeable attorney. He will be able to assist you with your auto accident needs and guide you assuredly through the process. If you hire Mr. Jenkins, you won't be disappointed."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to try cases with Mr. Jenkins and can say without hesitation that he is a highly skilled trial attorney. He is naturally at ease and confident in court and has the necessary negotiating skills to make him an excellent advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to work against Mr. Jenkins for nearly a year. He is a great advocate for his clients, regardless of the situation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Jim at the State Attorney's Office and have seen him in the courtroom on both sides of the isle. He is knowledgeable, professional and well respected within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an excellent attorney. he is very knowledgeable, easy to speak with and eager to assist clients with legal matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Jenkins is an excellent attorney that fights for his clients in both personal injury and defense cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is an attorney of the highest ethical and moral standards working at the offices of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett. He is an excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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Saint Petersburg Insurance Lawyer James Streeter Jenkins III
James Streeter Jenkins III
Insurance Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation