James J.Cannon Partner

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James Cannon is an experienced litigation attorney who has been representing insurance carriers, their insureds, and self-insured clients for more than a decade. During that time, he has represented clients in a variety of general liability matters, including construction defect litigation, real estate litigation, premises liability, auto negligence, and related matters.

His construction defect practice focuses on the representation of developers, design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors in claims relating to commercial, residential, and mixed use projects, ranging from single family homes to large mixed use condominium projects. James has successfully defended cases involving claims of deficiencies in structural components, building envelope systems, electrical and mechanical systems, site grading and planning, roofing, and interior finish systems.

In his real estate practice, James has successfully represented condominium and homeowner’s associations, commercial landlords and tenants, and sellers and purchasers of real estate in cases relating to deed restriction interpretation and enforcement, land use matters, public and private nuisance claims, and related matters.

James’ premises liability practice includes the representation of restaurants, convenience stores, retail stores, commercial shopping malls, auto dealerships and repair centers, hospitals, and apartment complexes in slip/trip and fall matters, negligent security, and dram shop claims, among others. His auto negligence practice includes the representation of auto dealership and repair centers, commercial trucking companies, towing and hauling companies, taxicab services, and public transportation carriers, among others.

James takes a proactive approach to all litigation matters, with a special focus on identifying key litigation issues at an early stage, so as to develop an efficient strategy to resolve claims in the manner most favorable to his clients.


• Obtained favorable result on appeal of a matter involving an effort by plaintiff to avoid a settlement; plaintiff sought to void a settlement so as to pursue a bad faith claim, however on appeal the court ruled that the settlement was enforceable.
• Obtained favorable outcome at arbitration for subcontractor alleged to have improperly performed work on concrete slabs.
• Obtained a favorable settlement for an insurance broker involved in a claim for failure to procure coverage.


– English

Honors and Awards
– Selected to the Florida Rising Stars list in 2017.
– Recognized as a “Florida Super Lawyer” in 2020.


– Education:
Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2007
University of Central Florida, B.S., 2001
– Admissions:
United States District Courts, Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida