James Holland II (known as “Jamie” to his clients and friends) has two decades of trial experience in railroad, trucking and significant injury cases. As Of Counsel, Jamie’s experience is very valuable to our firm. In spite of a very busy trial schedule, Jamie has dedicated significant time mentoring younger lawyers and helping them learn the techniques and skill to be successful in the courtroom. Jamie can be found coaching trial advocates, teaching CLE’s and has helped develop the format for the Florida Justice Association’s Al Cone Trial Advocacy College. This work led to him being honored by the Mickey Smiley award from the FJA young lawyers for his mentoring.
Successful lawyering depends on the power of persuasion. Before law school, Jamie pursued a career as a professional actor in Los Angeles after obtaining a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Southern California. Following several appearances in the soap operas Santa Barbara and Young and the Restless, Jamie left his union cards with the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artist behind to put his persuasion skills to use in the courtroom. Jamie obtained his law degree from The University of Alabama.
Jamie received his Board Certification in Civil Trial Law in 2004 and is a frequent lecturer on trial advocacy. He is actively serving on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Florida Justice Association and was the former chair of the AAJ railroad law section. He has also been honored as “Nation’s Top One Percent” by National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Jamie has also been recognized as a Top Rated Transportation and Maritime Attorney, receiving the Super Lawyers award since 2007 and continues to hold this honor currently in 2019.
Jamie is a proud father to his three daughters, Elizabeth, Caroline, and Catherine.