James M. Hess

 James M. Hess 

Partner

Maitland Office

407-629-4323

Education: University of Florida (B.A. with honors, 1973; J.D., 1975); Phi Alpha Delta.

Professional Activities: Selected as a Leading Florida Attorney in workers’ compensation defense by American Research Corporation; received Florida Defense Lawyers Community Service Award (1999); selected as a Florida Super Lawyer® by Law & Politics Magazine (2006; 2014);  author of “Statute of Limitations-Recent Developments,” The Florida Bar News and 440 Report (Summer 1985); “Trends in Permanent Total Disability,” The Florida Bar News and 440 Report (Summer 1993);  co-author of “Average Weekly Wage,” Workers’ Compensation Certification Review Course (April 2005); co-author of “Permanent Total Disability,” The Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum; lectured on “Permanent Total Disability” at The Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum in 2009, 2010, and 2011; accredited lecturer throughout the State of Florida for insurance certification courses; AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Member: The Florida Bar, 1976; U. S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals; Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; Florida Supreme Court; Florida Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation section); Orange County Bar Association; American Bar Association; Florida Association of Defense Lawyers; University of Florida Department of History Advisory Council.

Florida Bar Board Certification: Florida Bar Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law; Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education.