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MEMBER PROFILE: James M. Nicholas Esquire
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James M. Nicholas Esquire
James M. Nicholas, PA
1790 Highway A1A, Suite 202
Satellite Beach, FL 32937

Tel: (321) 777-6339

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Calendar Last Updated: 16 Oct 18


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All such requests will go immediately to
James Nicholas' scheduling staff
(Jenny Lawton Seal, CP, FRP, Paralegal,


ADR Services:
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FL Certification Qualifications:
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Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 18, 19

[ Click for Map of Florida's Civil Circuits ]

James M. Nicholas Esquire has experience in settling the following types of case:
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Biographical Notes:
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Thirty-Eight years of trial practice experience in all areas of civil litigation including personal injury (both plaintiff and defense), first and third party insurance claims, owner-contractor construction disputes, employment law, and general civil corporate matters. As a former Allstate Insurance Company claims adjuster, as well as an independent adjuster prior to law school, I have had considerable experience in bodily injury and wrongful death claims handling. My current practice consists of both plaintiff and defense litigation.

Other experience has included business and construction litigation; insurance and property damage claims; as well as Mediating hundreds of disputes between unit owners, developers, contractors, and Condominium Associations (pursuant to F.S. 718) and Home Owners Associations (pursuant to F.S. 720). Of these, many of the cases have involved Windstorm and Flood damage claims, as well as mold remediation and general repairs secondary to the Hurricane Season of 2004. Experience also includes Mediating Eminent Domain issues (pursuant to F.S. 73) as well as Mediating Probate, Guardianship, and other Estate matters.

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J.D. Degree received from John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL - 1979

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Florida - 1989
  • Board Certified Circuit/County Civil Mediator, Florida - 1991
  • Auto Insurance Mediator, Florida - 1991
  • Board Certified Family Mediator, Florida - 1992
  • Certified State and Federal Arbitrator, Florida - 1994
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation, Florida - 1995
  • Board Certified Appellate Mediator - 2000
  • Certified Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator - 2010
  • Member of the Panel of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association
  • Real Estate Sales Person License, Florida - 2002
  • Life, Health and Variable Annuity License, Florida - 2002


Rates: $350.00 for two party Mediations, $400.00 for three party Mediations, and $450.00 for four party Mediations. For any Mediation in excess of four parties, the rate will be $100.00 per party per hour. There is a three (3) hour minimum charged for each Mediation.
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Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of three (3) hours will be charged for any mediation cancelled less than three (3) business days prior to the scheduled mediation, excluding weekends and holidays.
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Florida Circuit-Civil Member Roster  ::  Legal Notice  ::  FCCMS is the Florida Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

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