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I pride myself on getting to know my clients and their business. The better a lawyer understands what matters to their client, the more effective that lawyer can be in resolving a dispute and achieving a favorable outcome for the client

James N. Floyd, Jr. is a business litigator who advises clients in commercial litigation and business dispute resolution before Florida’s state and federal courts. He has litigated a broad range of commercial disputes including breach of contract claims, business fraud, actions alleging professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, real estate and title matters, insurance disputes, and matters arising from the Affordable Care Act.

Before entering private practice, James served as a law clerk for The Honorable Charles J. Kahn, Jr., United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. While in law school, James clerked for the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, D.C., and worked as a legal intern for the American Bar Association, also in Washington, D.C. He also worked as student attorney in the D.C. Law Students in Court legal clinic, where he represented D.C. residents in landlord/tenant and small claims matters. James served as the projects editor for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, was on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Board, and was a J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro public service fellowship recipient.


  • Arbitration Awards Assailable or Written in Stone?  ACC North Florida Chapter Winter 2021 


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2012
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 2009, with honors, Political Science and American Culture Studies

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York

Community Involvement

James is a member of ImpactJAX, the young professionals organization of the JAX Chamber, and is a member of the American Bar Association, Jacksonville Bar Association, and Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association.

James is actively involved with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and was recognized for his exceptional pro bono service in 2017.

Areas of Practice

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • New York Bar Association
  • Litigation against the United States under the Administrative Procedure Act involving claims arising from the Affordable Care Act
  • Litigation involving claims of professional negligence arising from billion dollar Ponzi scheme
  • Mediation concerning insurance coverage matter, which resulted in settlement for client substantially in excess of the pre-filing offer
  • Successfully argued summary judgment motion concerning priority and title of mortgages
  • Numerous claims involving breach of contract, business fraud, business torts, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and real estate and title disputes concerning the priority of mortgages and obligations under multi-year complex leases