James Heath, Attorney
After serving for eight years in the United States Marine Corps as an M1A1 Abrams Tank commander and Primary Marksmanship Instructor, James obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University.
He then spent almost three years as a police officer in Panama City, Florida, where he was twice decorated. After working as a police officer, James matriculated from the University of West Florida with a master’s degree in Public Administration.
Following graduate school, James immediately entered law school and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota. During his time in South Dakota, he supervised the Student Legal Services Program, assisting students who experienced legal difficulties.
Prior to starting Heath Law Firm, P.A., James gained valuable experience assisting clients with a myriad of civil issues, including class actions, contracts, security clearances and felony criminal defense.
In addition to representing criminal defense clients, James focuses on foreclosure defense, civil trial law and property law throughout the Florida Gulf Coast and serves as general counsel for a regional dignitary protection company that provides instruction to domestic and foreign agencies in the use and application of weapons and tactics. He is also an active volunteer with the Legal Aid Society of the Tallahassee Bar Association, assisting less fortunate citizens with legal issues.