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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.

Professional Qualifications

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 Certifications

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.

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

236 South Lucerne Circle East
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

1001 Heathrow Park Lane, Suite 4001
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

602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Lake County:
Clermont, FL

900 W. Highway 50
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

  • 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