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James Wyman is an experienced appellate practitioner who is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice.

Mr. Wyman has served as lead appellate counsel in well over 100 cases at both the state and federal levels. He has appeared before all five Florida district courts of appeal as well as the Florida Supreme Court. He has also handled appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits, and has briefed a number of cases to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Wyman handles a wide range of appellate matters that encompass the breadth of civil law, including administrative law, commercial law, family law, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, labor law, employment law, bankruptcy, probate and trusts law, products liability, personal injury, real estate and foreclosure, and workers’ compensation cases

As part of his appellate practice, Mr. Wyman provides briefing, analysis, and other strategic support to the firm's trial-level litigators.

Professional Background

Mr. Wyman returned to Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in January 2010, after a short break. Previously he was an associate with the firm from April 2005 to September 2009. He was an associate for two years with the Miami law firm of Hicks & Kneale, P.A. He also was an associate with Jorden Burt LLP, and Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Wyman was a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald B. Cope, Jr., Florida Third District Court of Appeal.

Mr. Wyman graduated 10th in his law school class. In addition to his other honors, he received Book Awards for contracts, legal writing, administrative law, employment law and environmental law. He also received the 1997 College of Law Academic Leadership Award. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi and Seminole Torchbearers, and was an Ausley Scholar.

Additionally, during law school, Mr. Wyman was the legal research assistant to Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, the president of Florida State University and former president of the American Bar Association.

As an undergraduate Mr. Wyman received the Outstanding Graduate Award and was a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society and Arts & Sciences honor Society. He appeared in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges.

Professional Affiliations

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association

Representative Matters

Mr. Wyman’s reported cases include:

  • Mid-Continent Cas. Co. v. Royal Crane, LLC, 169 So. 3d 174 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)

  • GMAC Mortg., LLC v. Whiddon, 164 So. 3d 97 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015)

  • Van Exter v. Diodonet-Molina, 152 So. 3d 699 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014)

  • Hillstone Rest. Grp., Inc. v. P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc., 144 So. 3d 679 (Fla. 3d DCA. 2014)

  • Abella v. Montenay Power Corp., 138 So. 3d 490 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014)

  • 1500 Coral Towers Condo. Ass’n v. Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp., 112 So. 3d 541 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
  • Gorham v. Zachry Indus., Inc., 105 So. 3d 629 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
  • SNP Boat Serv. S.A. v. Hotel Le St. James, 483 B.R. 776 (S.D. Fla. 2012)
  • Valdes v. Miami Dade College, 463 F. App’x 843 (11th Cir. 2012)
  • Novastar Mortg., Inc. v. Bucknor, 69 So. 3d 959 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011)
  • Myers v. TooJay’s Mgmt. Corp., 640 F.3d 1278 (11th Cir. 2011)
  • Crusselle v. Mong, 59 So. 3d 1178 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011)
  • Jenkins v. McPub, LLC, 39 So. 3d 549 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)
  • Capitol Envtl. Servs., Inc. v. Earth Tech, Inc., 25 So. 3d 593 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)
  • Brookins v. Ford Credit Titling Trust, 993 So. 2d 178 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • Lee v. Oceans Casino Cruises, Inc., 983 So. 2d 791 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008)
  • Rana v. Thomas, 983 So. 2d 745 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008)
  • Norkunas v. State Bldg. Com'n, 982 So. 2d 1227 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)
  • Cantel Homes, Inc. v. NGRJ, Inc., 979 So. 2d 1208 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)
  • Sbory v. American Optical Corp., 958 So. 2d 474 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
  • District Bd. Of Trustees Of Broward Cmty. Coll. v. Caldwell, 959 So. 2d 767 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
  • Hammond v. DSY Developers, LLC, 951 So. 2d 985 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007)
  • Rouse-Miami v. Bentley's Luggage Corp., 948 So.2d 928 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007)
  • Bethel v. Security Nat'l Ins. Co., 949 So.2d 219 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006)
  • Matar v. Florida Int'l Univ., 944 So. 2d 1153 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006)
  • BMW of North America, LLC v. La Rotta, 935 So. 2d 1278 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
  • Taylor v. Labor Finders, 928 So. 2d 435 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006)
  • BMW of North America, LLC v. La Rotta, 921 So. 2d 702 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
  • Lamar v. RLI Ins. Co., 905 So. 2d 157 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
  • Thomas v. OB/GYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc., 889 So. 2d 971 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
  • LaRiviere v. South Broward Hosp. Dist., 889 So. 2d 972 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
  • Century Sur. Co. v. Indemnity Ins. Co. of North America, 879 So. 2d 1251 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004)
  • Ingraham v. Travelers Indemn. Co., 875 So. 2d 667 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004)
  • Marin v. Dealer Network Ass'n, Inc., 870 So. 2d 857 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004)
  • Rosenthal v. Roth, 816 So. 2d 667 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002)
  • Cuiksa v. Cuiksa, 777 So. 2d 419 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000)

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Community/Civic Activities

Pro bono appellate work on behalf of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Florida State University College of Law, 1997

  • Editor-in-Chief, Florida State University Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

B.A., English Literature, University of South Florida at Sarasota, 1994

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