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Florida Auto Accident Lawyer James Cunningham

 James CunninghamSince he passed the Florida bar examination in 1977, Orlando personal injury attorney James Cunningham has provided his clients with legal counsel informed by his decades of practicing law. His passion is assisting people who have been injured through the negligence of other people or institutions throughout Central Florida. Over the years, he has earned the reputation as a lawyer who works tirelessly to obtain recoveries for the physical and emotional pain that his clients suffer. He is also respected by his peers in the legal community for his commitment to excellence and exhaustive case preparation.

His credentials and professional awards are an enduring testament to his professionalism and experience as a personal injury lawyer and Orlando car accident lawyer:

Avvo Clients Choice 2014 - Personal Injury
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida

Professional Certifications and Specialties

  • Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, the Florida Bar, 1984 – present
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1985 – present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, Barry University College of Law, Orlando FL, 2009
  • Board Certified Circuit Court Mediator, 1996-2004
  • Awarded the highest rating available for legal ability, ethics and diligence by Martindale-Hubbell, the Nation’s oldest and most respected attorney rating system, 1987
  • 2023 AV Preeminent Attorney Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Personal Injury Lawyers 1987- present
  • Life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2016-2017)
  • Charter Fellow of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys (2015)
  • And many others

In 1989, Mr. Cunningham was admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The ABOTA is a nationwide organization of lawyers who represent individuals, insurance companies, health care providers and product manufacturers. Only attorneys who have extensive trial jury experience and who exhibit “high personal character and honorable reputation” are allowed membership into this prestigious professional organization.

In Central Florida, there are well over 6,000 attorneys practicing law. Of those, only 75 are members of ABOTA’s Central Florida chapter. Mr. Cunningham was a charter member of the Central Florida Chapter and was the chapter’s president in 1996. He was also elected and served on ABOTA’s National Board of Directors from 1999-2005.

Less than one-half of one percent of the lawyers in America is selected as Law Dragon 3000’s Leading Plaintiff Lawyers; however, Mr. Cunningham was selected for this recognition again in 2015. In addition to his Juris Doctor Degree from Florida State University College of Law, Mr. Cunningham has also earned a Seminary Degree. Together with his wife, Joyce, Jim served on the Board of Directors for the Tampa-based organization Family First, which strengthens and improves families in Florida. Jim and Joyce are also strong supporters of the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Orlando car accident attorney James Cunningham and his experienced staff of legal professionals are available to discuss your legal rights during a free initial consultation. If Mr. Cunningham accepts your case, he works on a contingency-fee basis, which means that he will not charge you for anything unless he makes a financial recovery. To schedule a free consultation with experienced Orlando auto accident attorney James Cunningham, call his law offices today at 888.352.2886.

Free Consultation

If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Rear End Car Accident:
    $3.75 Million Recovery
  • Semi-Truck Accident:
    $1.5 Million Recovery
  • Van Rollover:
    $1.2 Million Wrongful Death Recovery
  • Rear End Bus Accident:
    $775,000.00 Recovery
  • Truck Collides with Cow:
    $500,000.00 Recovery

Our Florida Offices

We have 15 convenient office locations around Central Florida to better serve our auto accident clients.

15 Florida Locations

Orange County:
Orlando, FL

500 Delaney Avenue #404
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

300 International Parkway #100
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County:
Kissimmee, FL

17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

Volusia County:
DeBary, FL

465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Volusia County:
Deland, FL

120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County:
Inverness, FL

110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County:
Lakeland, FL

1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Polk County:
Winter Haven, FL

325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County:
Tampa, FL

100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties:
The Villages, FL

3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County:
Mt. Dora, FL

Mt. Dora, FL
Phone: 352-436-4696

Lake County:
Clermont, FL

3721 S Hwy 27, Suite A
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County:
Titusville, FL

506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Brevard County:
Cocoa, FL

96 Willard Street, Suite 206
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373

Client Reviews

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  • I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver ran a red light and my car was a total loss. I was referred to James Cunningham due to the fact that our attorney’s have been very impressed with James Cunningham’s work. This fact turned out to be very true… A Personal Injury Client
  • My car accident case was handled by Mr Cunningham and I was very pleased with how everything was done. He handles his own cases and his staff is top notch. He got me a very nice settlement without going to court. Derek
  • We contacted Jim Cunningham to help guide us through the "maize" of possible outcomes in settling with insurance companies, medical bills, and even police investigation with the accident. David
  • Cunningham worked hard was professional, supportive, diligent and always maintained contact. I am very satisfied with the service that him and his team provided. Mr Cunningham is a lawyer that will work for you. Dezhaun
  • I consulted with several attorneys, but as soon as I met James Cunningham, I knew he was the right attorney for me. He immediately expressed concern for my well-being, and his compassionate, professional manner put me at ease. Diane