James L. Holloway, a Partner in the firm’s Fort Myers office, practices in the areas of litigation and local government law. He represents municipalities, local governments, and private clients in matters relating to land use, permitting, code enforcement, and eminent domain. James also handles litigation matters throughout all phases, including drafting pleadings, directing discovery, and researching and drafting dispositive motions. James frequently appears before Florida courts, the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), and a variety of state and local bodies.
James’ prior experience as a staff attorney for Lee County School District’s Business Services, Operations, and Human Resources departments gave him the foundation of practical experience with employment contracts, bidding and purchasing agreements, and general administrative issues. While at the School District, James worked closely with staff on the District’s Diversity in Business initiative, training the leadership team on the law relating to disparity studies and drafting the District’s policy for the implementation of programs designed to assist small, disadvantaged, veteran, women, and minority businesses.
Before that, James served for seven years as an Assistant County Attorney for Lee County Attorney’s Office where he was involved in actions involving all types of litigation including, eminent domain, code enforcement, and premises liability. James also has extensive experience with issues relating to public records law, appeals, and Florida’s Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act.
Volunteer, J.O.Y (Jesus Ordered Youth), 2007-present
Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation, 2024
State of Florida, 2007
United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2013
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2013
Calusa Chapter American Inns of Court, member
Isaac Anderson Jr. Bar Association, member
Lee County Bar Association, member
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, member
City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board, member