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Florida Bar Board CertifiedIn the early 1980's, The Florida Bar began certifying lawyers in the specialty of Civil Trial Law. To become a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, a lawyer must have practiced law a minimum of five years, passed a peer review, a comprehensive written examination and demonstrate significant trial experience. As of June 2006, there were fewer than 1,100 Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers in the State of Florida. Additionally, in 2015, Jim became a Charter Fellow of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys as well.

National Board of Trial AdvocacyMr. Cunningham has been recognized as a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer by the Florida Bar since 1984. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Mr. Cunningham has also been certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1985.

Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent LawyerCERTIFIED EXCELLENCE

Less than 5% of all Florida lawyers are members of the prestigious Bar register of Preeminent Lawyers published by Martindale-HubbellTM - the nation's oldest source for dependable information about members of the legal community.  Since 1987, Mr. Cunningham has been a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Personal injury Attorneys. This rating is reserved for lawyers who demonstrate the highest levels of professional skill, competency and integrity.  This rating is a "significant accomplishment - a sign that a lawyer is considered by his or her peers to be at the highest levels of professional excellence."

Serving central Florida clients in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Titusville, Tavares, Sanford, and Leesburg, including Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Brevard County, and Lake County

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  • 5 StarsMr. Cunningham is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney.

    I would and have recommended Mr. Cunningham as an attorney. I am extremely happy with the service he has provided for me and my family. I will definately use Mr. Cunningham in the future if I ever need an attorney again.

    - John, a Personal Injury client
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  • The Florida Bar Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Personal Injury
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Personal Injury
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent High Ethical Standing
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
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Client Testimonials

5 StarsGreat Service (auto accident)
After totalling my vehicle my father recommended I retain Mr. Cunningham. A little online research lead us to Mr. Cunningham who made this case an easy process and educational. I recommend Jim Cunningham. He is doing a great service. Tyrone, an Auto Accident Client

5 StarsOutstanding Attorney
I was in an automobile accident and didn't know where to turn. My son-in-law recommended James Cunningham and I am so happy I took his advice. James and his staff were very professional and compassionate in guiding me through a difficult time. I highly recommend him. Hilda, an Auto Accident Client

5 StarsExcellent Service
Mr Cunninghan was a consientious, competant attorney and very professional. His service was excellent and we would recommend him highly. Barbara his assistance was also excellent in her services to us both. Lawrence, a Car Accident client

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