100 years + of collective legal malpractice experience


Jack Pettus ("J.P.") James

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Current Employment Position

  • Associate


J.P. is an associate with St. Denis & Davey, P.A., focusing his practice on civil litigation in state and federal court. After graduating from Bartow High School, J.P. attended Florida State University and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. He then went to Stetson University College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree. Upon graduation from law school, J.P. became an associate with Lane Trohn, P.A., a firm that merged with Gray Robinson, P.A., in January of 2001. In January of 2008, J.P. left Gray Robinson, P.A., and joined nine trial attorneys to create Campbell, Trohn, Tamayo & Aranda, P.A. Just prior to joining St. Denis & Davey, P.A., J.P. was a senior attorney with the Department of Children and Families. His practice areas include general civil litigation, condemnation/eminent domain, construction, commercial litigation and personal injury defense law. J.P. and his wife, Jan, live in Bartow and have two sons, Jack and Andy.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation/Insurance Defense


  • Stetson University College of Law, Deland, Florida
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy Society
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006


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