James Holloway
James L. Holloway
Of Counsel

2400 First Street
Suite 300
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Primary Practices

James L. Holloway, Of Counsel 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.

Professional History

  • Of Counsel, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2021-present
  • Staff Attorney, School District of Lee County, 2020-2021
  • Assistant County Attorney, Lee County Attorney’s Office, 2013-2020
  • Assistant Public Defender, Public Defender 20th Judicial Circuit – Fort Myers, United States, 2009-2013
  • Associate, The Wilbur Law Firm, 2007-2009

Credentials

Education

University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, J.D., 2007

 

University of Florida, B.A., Political Science and Government, 2004

 

Community Involvement

Volunteer, J.O.Y (Jesus Ordered Youth), 2007-present

Bar Admissions

State of Florida, 2007

 

United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2013

 

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2013

Memberships & Affiliations

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