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Since 1977, Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has committed his entire career to the diligent representation of accident victims throughout the state of Florida. His care, compassion, and hard work over the past four decades was recently recognized once again by the legal community on February 14, 2023, when he was awarded the highly-respected AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® commemorating 35 years of honorable and esteemed legal services.
As the number of claims filed against Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina continues to climb into the thousands, people that have been personally affected by the contaminated drinking water are thankfully starting to stand up and speak out in staggering numbers due to the PACT Act that was passed by Congress earlier this year.
When you enlist in a branch of the military, it’s always in the back of your mind that you could possibly be injured or killed in combat or a similar situation, whether you’re overseas or at home here in the United States. But what if the very institution you signed up to serve and protect was linked to thousands of life-changing illnesses and cancer-causing diseases?
On December 2nd, 2020, Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham was recognized as a “Board Certified Advocate” by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) for his hard work, dedication, and extensive legal knowledge, proficiency, and skills in his field of practice. Established in 1977, the National Board of Trial Advocacy is a “nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of trial advocacy and aiding consumers in their selection of experienced legal representation,” according to a mission statement on their website.
Over the past few years, search engine giant Google has been utilizing a professional screening program called Google Guaranteed which they’ve implemented in order to boost customer confidence in online products and services. Now, based on the success of its predecessor, the company has introduced its new Google Screened test model designed to create an additional level of assurance for the consumer by providing a “badge of trust” to businesses and individuals who have completed a specific set of requirements to achieve this esteemed title. After working diligently to attain these necessary qualifications, Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham was awarded the achievement of being named a trusted member of the official Google Screened community.
Orlando Style Magazine Selects James O. Cunningham as the Orlando Personal Injury Attorney of the Year
On September 1st, 2020, personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham was honored to be recognized as one of “Orlando’s Attorneys of the Year 2020” by Orlando Style magazine. This elite collection of attorneys are from various backgrounds of law practice, and are voted on by a community of their esteemed colleagues, peers, and Orlando Style subscribers. These outstanding individuals are considered to be experts in their field of law and have exemplified “a standard of excellence in their profession,” according to a description of the award from the magazine’s website.
On Monday, September 28th, 2020, a personal injury lawsuit and a class-action lawsuit were filed against the Lockheed Martin Corporation alleging that their Orlando manufacturing facility violated both local and federal laws by mismanaging the disposal of toxic waste products, which has led to the contamination of soil and groundwater. Additionally, employees of the company along with nearby Orange County residents, are now suffering from serious life-threatening illnesses which they believe have stemmed from the exposure to dangerous levels of chemicals and pollutants.
The DeLand Fire Department was called to a private residence in the City of DeLand during the afternoon of Wednesday, July 15th, in response to reports of an accident involving two men and fireworks. The reports we have at the time of this writing come from tweets posted on Twitter by the DeLand Fire Department as well as reports from News 6 who sent reporters to the scene after the incident was first called in to emergency response teams.
A community within the city of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, is grieving the loss of one of its members after a teenager studying at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School drowned in Florida at the end of March. Reports from various news sources do not have much information around the incident, and it remains a circumstance very much under investigation as authorities and the bereft family seek to find answers in this challenging time.
The process by which one gains certification as a lawyer in Civil Trial Law is not simple. It began in the early days of the 1980s, when The Florida Bar started issuing certificates to lawyers wishing to practice in this highly specialized area.