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James M. Weaver

Estate planning Attorney at Lake Wales, FL

5.0   23 reviews

also known as Weaver Loveless Law

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 48 years
    Georgia - GA 52 years
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Emeritus No misconduct found

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

About James

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JAMES M. WEAVER PA PROVIDES A CARING ATMOSPHERE FOR ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE, REAL ESTATE & BUSINESS

Attorney Jim Weaver is an accomplished lawyer and founder of Weaver Loveless Law. He focuses his practice on trust and estate planning, probate, real estate, and business transactions.


Jim is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he studied public relations with a minor in music. He served in Vietnam as a U.S. Army Platoon Leader in support of the 11th Armored Calvary. He went on to study at Tulane University, completing master’s work in music. From there, he later enrolled in law school at the University of Georgia. While there, he served as a Justice on the Law School Honor Court. After earning his J.D., Jim joined a trial practice law firm in Atlanta. He went on to found his own private practice, now known as Weaver Loveless Law.

Location

Weaver Loveless Law
240 East Park Avenue
Lake Wales, FL, 33853-3706

Reviews

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Posted by Robin | March 3, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Estate planning documents
Provided excellent advice and good estate planning documents. I would rrecommend this firm for your estate planning needs.
Posted by Nancy | January 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and considerate
My family contacted Jim to revise a will from about 15 years ago. There were some significant changes in health to my parents, and we needed to reevaluate many things. Jim was honest in what would be in the best interests to my parents and helped them negotiate the muddy waters of hospital HIPPA, and POA forms and their changes over the years. . (Muddy because it’s a delicate and emotional situation)
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Mr. Weaver and his staff were professional, courteous, patient in answering questions and thorough in assisting us with our estate planning. I would recommend Mr. Weaver.
Posted by Jean-Francois | October 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and efficient
We are Canadian and we own a property in Florida. Not knowing what was the best product to protect our investment, Mr. Weaver took the time to explain our options and suggested what was best for us at a very reasonable price. Great service, very efficient and friendly.
Posted by Charles | July 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate
We hired James Weaver to prepare the documentation for the sale of our home in Haines City Florida as we were in Michigan an unable to any of the local requirements and or the closing. Although we had no direct communication with James, we're confident he was behind the scenes reviewing documents and responses from the purchasing party. All of our communication and emailing back and forth was done with the Paralegal Ms, Mellissa Shields who we cant say enough about, She is simply amazing and handled every detail not to mention negotiating on our behalf to save us some closing costs.
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Posted by Corinne | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would use this firm again and highly recommend them.
We engaged their services as an out-of-state property owner who ran into some difficulties with title after the fact. Needless to say we came into our initial communication with a fair level of frustration. Right from the start we felt confident and at ease and even enjoyed our interactions. The efficiency and quality of the work performed was excellent. In fact, I have come to expect much less from service providers of all types over the last 10 years. Our experience with this firm not only surprised me but actually made me feel very good on multiple levels, not the least of which is that I finally had confidence that my best interest was in fact being served West integrity and competency. The supplies to all the people we came in contact with within the firm.
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Posted by Brad | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Enjoyable Legal Work
While “enjoyable legal work” sounds like an oxymoron, Jim Weaver and Shelby Loveless, made quick work of a legal issue that my wife and I were ill-equipped to handle. Their work was thorough and professional. At the same time, however, they educated us on aspects of the law that were unfamiliar to us, and made the whole process easy and enjoyable. We are grateful for the help!
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Posted by Wanda | June 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and thorough!
We used this firm, specifically Melissa Shields, for the sale and transfer of our home. We could not have been more pleased or impressed at their knowledge, expertise and timeliness. We are happy to recommend them to our family and friends.
Posted by K | May 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super quick and sufficient service
I am more than happy with the service this firm provided me. I am based in UK and no one to ask and do not know what to do . This firm took and completed work so quickly with clear advise, and their service was fantastic!! Without any hesitation, I would recommend this firm.
Posted by Jennifer | April 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and Professional
The lawyer and team provided the Deed forms required to swiftly change ownership of our property. We did not have much time to complete the process and the team ensured that everything was processed quickly. Everyone in the firm was professional and courteous.
Posted by Sandy | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lake Region share
Working with Melissa Shields was a joy. What a knowledgable and nice lady. She was never to busy to answer my questions. I believe you are very fortunate to have her in your employ. Everyone there was always very friendly and knew what they were doing. I would certainly use your firm again if the need should arise.
Posted by Victor | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive to detail.
Mr Weaver and staff are very attentive to detail and willing to go the extra mile to please the client. I was quite satisfied with the resulting work product.
Posted by Ron | May 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust real estate closing
James Weaver worked in a timely manner to make sure that our trust real estate closing went smoothly and on time before us snowbirds had to return north for the summer. Highly recommend his firm.
Posted by John and Bette Jo | May 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
We hired Mr. Weaver and his firm to assist us in purchasing a home in Haines City. We live in Michigan and the owner of the home was living in Wisconsin. We weren't sure how the process was going to work, but Melissa handled everything in a very professional and friendly manner. There were a few bumps, but Melissa smoothed them out by even working past her normal business hours to meet our needs. Highly recommend this firm!
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Posted by Matthew | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Warranty Deed
Mr. Weaver's work was thorough, timely and efficient. He accomplished exactly what he said he would for us. The process from our end was smooth and understandable.
Posted by Linda | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate
James Weaver and his firm handled the closing on a building I owned in downtown Lake Wales. Even with the hurdles that usually come with a closing, this closing was handled with great professionalism. Melissa kept everyone abreast of what was going on and when we thought we hit a brick wall, Mr Weaver stepped in and had the problem resolved very quickly. I highly recommend this firm. Thanks to all for a job well done!!!
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Posted by Robert | October 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate
The James Weaver team was great to work with. Even though we were up in Michigan, Melissa kept us abreast of the situations that were happening down here throughout our real estate transaction including going into the hurricane. I can't stress enough how easy it was to complete this real estate transaction without having to physically be there. A big thank you to James and Melissa.
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Posted by Andrea | October 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Knowledgeable
As my mother ages, I knew our family needed some documents in place. And living in Boston, I worried that I couldn't accompany my mother to a consultation with a lawyer so the right questions would be asked. Well, Mr. Weaver removed all fear and helped my aging mother to navigate the process of planning. Simply put, Mr. Weaver is an amazing lawyer-- he's caring and knowledgeable. He's a consummate professional you can trust! He knew exactly how to help my mother and he explained everything as many times as she needed. His office worked with me from Boston and gave my family the kind of time and attention that showed his deep commitment to the Lake Wales community. His fees are reasonable, and in fact, I don't think he charges enough for the expertise and work that he does! I can't recommend Mr. Weaver more highly!
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Posted by Mark Lemon | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good communication on vacation home sale
Sold my parent's vacation home in Florida from Michigan to a couple in Wisconsin. I can only assume James is good because his Paralegal Melissa was outstanding. She's the only one I ever communicated with. Kept us informed and made the transaction easy every step of the way. Highly recommended.
Posted by Mike | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Experience
Mr Weaver recently helped me to better understand a rental agreement that I was involved in. He was prompt and was able to give me the answers I was looking for. Mr Weaver and his staff are very community minded and support various organizations financially and with their time. If you are looking for an attorney that truly cares about you and will take the time to understand your specific situation, Mr Weaver and his team should be your first choice!
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Weaver Loveless Law
  • 1976 - Present

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • 1967

Associations

  • Polk County Real Estate Council
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Heartland Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 4.5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Polk County School Board Candidate Forum
  • Moderator for School Board Forum
  • 2014
  • District Rotary Conference
  • Rotary Project for Honduran Girls' Home
  • 2014
  • Caring For Your Future
  • Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse James
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Weaver is an ethical lawyer with years of experience and success in his field. He is an expert in advanced estate planning and is driven by ethics and sensibility. James has a wonderful personality and style that makes working with him a pleasurable experience. His years in Lake Wales have proven advantageous to both his clients and to the community at large. If one seeks down to earth professionalism, it can be found here."
Lake Wales Estate planning Lawyer James M. Weaver
James M. Weaver
Estate planning Attorney
Lake Wales, FL
Licensed for 52 years
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