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James Moriarty


Jim Moriarty concentrates his practice in civil litigation with a focus on defending long term care facilities, physicians, hospitals and private managed correctional healthcare facilities. He has tried cases in a variety of venues, achieving successful outcomes. In addition, he has experience in commercial litigation, premises liability and personal injury claims and civil rights issues.

Seasoned at handling cases from initial investigation through discovery, trial and appeal, he has the perspective and is committed to providing his clients with an understandable assessment at the outset of each case. He offers his clients proactive solutions and has helped them to institute measures aimed at reducing liability and exposure.

Significant Published Opinions include:

Taylor v. Prison Health Servs., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4672 (U.S. Dist. M.D. Fla. 2007)

Guzman v. Emeritus Corp., 341 Fed. Appx. 509 (11th Cir. 2009)

Rocky Creek Ret. Props. v. Estate of Fox, 19 So. 3d 1105 (Fla.2d DCA 2009)

Shahnasarian v. Tejedor, 41 So. 3d 348 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010)

Emeritus Corp. v. Pasquariello, 95 So.3d 1009 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)

Brea Sarasota, LLC v. Bickel, 95 So.3d 1015 (Fla.2d DCA 2012)

He has been a frequent presenter to the Florida Assisted Living Association at the Hillsborough County District Meetings and Annual Conferences on such topics as

“Hot Topics on Elopement and Falls,” “Documentation and How It Creates/Resolves Problems in Litigation,” “Hot Topics of the Plaintiff’s Bar,” “Back to Basics” and “Demystifying a Deposition.”

In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Moriarty was named to the list of “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters, which recognizes only 2.5% of attorneys under age 40 for their professional achievements.

He earned a dual degree in law and a master’s degree in business administration from StetsonUniversity in the same year; he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa.

He is admitted to practice in the State of Florida; the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of the United States District Court; and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.