James R. Dirmann

James R. Dirmann (Sarasota, Florida)

James R. Dirmann

Attorney in Sarasota, FL
Selected, by the National Trial Lawyers as a member of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" for 2012 and 2013. Florida Super Lawyer 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Recipient, "James Slater" Criminal Lawyer Award for Professionalism, awarded by the Sarasota County Bar Association, 2007. Recipient, "John M. Scheb" American Inn of Court Professionalism Award given to "a lawyer whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity," 2009. Named a "Preeminent Attorney in Criminal Defense" from 1993 to 2013 by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Managing Editor, Mercer Law Review, 1969-1970. Author: "Constitutional Law - Georgia Vagrancy Statute," An Analysis of Status Criminality, 20 Mercer Law Review 294, 1968; "Federal Jurisdiction - Manufactured Diversity," A Return To The Meaning of 28 U.S.C. 1359, 20 Mercer Law Review 456, 1969; "DUI Field Tests and Breath Tests," published in the Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties, Vol. I, 2007. Attorney, Wood, Scheb, Whitesell, Drymon and Warren, 1970. Appointed Assistant State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Felony Division, 1971-1973. Secretary, 2003, President-Elect, 2004 and President, 2005, Sarasota and Manatee County Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates. Fellow: American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation; The Florida Bar Foundation.
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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Felonies
  • White Collar Crime
  • Misdemeanors
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Ethics

Peer Rating

Peer Rating

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1970, Florida
1971, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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Free Initial Consultation
Law School Attended
Walter F. George School of Law

Mercer University
Class of 1970
University Attended
California State University at Long Beach
Class of 1964
Birth Information
Born in 1942
New Orleans, Louisiana, June 7, 1942
Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, 1964-1967; combat veteran, served in Chu Lai and Tam Ky, Vietnam, with 4th Bn. 11th Marines, 1966-1967
Associations & Memberships
Sarasota County (Member: Grievance Committee, 1976-1979; Board of Directors, 1978-1980; Chairman, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2002-2003) and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate).
(Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)
Bar Fellowship
American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation; The Florida Bar Foundation.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
James R. Dirmann, P.A.
100 Wallace Avenue, Suite 240,
Sarasota, FL 34237-6042
Office Information
Office Information
James R. Dirmann
James R. Dirmann, P.A.
100 Wallace Avenue, Suite 240,
Sarasota, FL 34237-6042

James R. Dirmann, P.A. (Sarasota, Florida)