If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in a Florida automobile accident, it is quite natural to seek out a Florida auto accident lawyer who is both qualified and experienced in Florida auto accident injury law.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety also released statistics in August 2009 showing that Florida auto accidents rank third in the nation for fatalities, only slightly behind California and Texas, with a yearly average of 43 automobile accidents resulting in the death of over three thousand people. Weekends, tourism and the annual migration of snowbirds contribute heavily to this average. The DHSMV breaks the fatality statistics further as follows:
- 60% leaving the roadway
- 33% involving intersections
- 12% involving semi tractor trailers and other large trucks
- 600 involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
Given these statistics and the increasingly difficult interaction with automobile insurance companies, you need a legal representative who staunchly advocates on your behalf to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Attorney James O. Cunningham is your tried and true legal advocate in Florida automobile accident injury law. He is at once qualified, through state bar admissions and legal certifications, and experienced with a proven record of settlements and jury verdicts obtained on behalf of his clients over the past 33 years. When you put your case in his capable hands, you can rest assured that he will guide you through the legal process so that you can concentrate on healing your physical and mental injuries.
Licenses to Practice Law
James O. Cunningham holds licenses to practice law in the following jurisdictions, having passed bar examinations as follows:
- Florida, 1977
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
Board Certification is a process beyond bar examinations for recognition by a state bar or the American Bar Association on a national level. An attorney who is Board Certified has undertaken stringent testing and a formal approval process for official recognition of his or her education, competency and experience within an area of law, professionalism and ethics.
In the state of Florida, certification by the Florida Bar is the highest level of evaluation for an attorney.
Attorney James O. Cunningham holds the following certifications to his credit:
- Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Florida Bar, 1984 – Present
- Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1985 – Present
- Board Certified Circuit Court Mediator, by the Florida Bar, 1996 – 2004
Awards, Professional, Peer and Client Ratings, Memberships
Another measuring stick for consideration in selecting a Florida auto attorney is what his or her peers think about the attorney’s skill and dedication to the legal profession and what former clients have to say. Awards bestowed, professional, peer and client ratings, and admittance into various legal forums often tell this.
Attorney James O. Cunningham has received the following honors in recognition of his professionalism and skill in his areas of legal practice:
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, Barry University College of Law, Orlando FL, 2009
- AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 1987
The highest rating available for legal ability, ethics and diligence by the nation’s oldest and most respected attorney rating system
- Member, Bar Register of Preeminent Personal Injury Lawyers, 1987- Present
- Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- AVVO, 10/10 Rating, Superb, No Misconduct, 5-Star Client Review
AVVO is an up and coming company with the mission of providing a resource for regular folks to locate and research attorneys. The website profiles lawyers with data on legal experience, practice areas, disciplinary actions and client reviews.
- Super Lawyers
This is an annual listing of top lawyers in more than 70 practice areas. The lawyers chosen meet 12 measurements of peer respect and professional accomplishments. Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc., perform third party polling, research and selection. Law & Politics has been in the publication business of legal periodicals for two decades and Super Lawyers, specifically, since 1991.
- Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Membership to this exclusive group includes over 3000 attorneys nationwide who have won million and multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients. While 3000 members may sound like a lot, that number is actually less than 1% of lawyers in the country. The forum is one of the most prestigious representations of trial lawyers in the U.S.
- Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Finalist, Lawdragon 3000, 2006, 2009
Lawdragon is a guide for laypeople to read up on legal news and review ratings of lawyers and judges considered the best legal professionals in the country.
According to statistics released in August 2009 by the National Highway Safety Administration, automobile accidents now number six million annually, including 45 thousand fatalities and three million injuries. If you are one of those numbers, trust Orlando car accident attorney James O. Cunningham and his experienced staff of legal professionals to skillfully guide you through the maze of the insurance and judicial process. Attorney Cunningham has the credentials that prove his sterling qualification and years of experience as a Florida auto accident lawyer. His dedication to his clients is unparalleled, as is his professionalism within the legal industry.
When you retain the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham for a Florida auto accident, you will never feel that you are just a number on the bottom line of his ledger. Instead, you will be one of a minority of legal clients who discover the strength of a true legal advocate. Attorney Cunningham works on a contingency-fee basis, so you will not pay attorney fees unless he makes a financial recovery on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with experienced Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham, call his law offices today at 888.352.2886.
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:
- Truck Collides with Cow: