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  • University of Florida, J.D., 1986
  • Duke University, A.B., 1983, cum laude

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Education
  • Litigation

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court – Middle, Southern & Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Ninth, Tenth & Eleventh Circuits

Bar Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
    – Board Certified as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law (2002-present)
  • State Bar of Georgia (inactive)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Temple Terrace Bar Association

Professional Memberships

  • Labor and Employment Law Certification Committee, The Florida Bar (member 2012-present; Vice Chair 2016-2017; Chair 2017-18)
  • Federal Court Practice Committee, The Florida Bar (member 1991-2003, 2006-2012, 2020-present; Vice Chair, 2006-2007, 2007-2008; Chair, 2008-2009)
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Publications Chair 2007-2008; Program Chair, “Advanced Labor Topics,” 2010, 2012, 2015)
  • Master, Ferguson-White Inn of Court
  • Tampa Bay Builders Association (Associate Director, 2004-2009; Secretary 2008-2009; First Vice President, 2009-2010, Life Director, 2009-present)
  • Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
  • Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • “Best Lawyers in America,” Employment Law – Litigation; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment (2011-present)
  • Florida Super Lawyer (2010-present)


Mr. Craig joined the firm in 2018 after having significant experience practicing exclusively management-side labor and employment law at both national and local law firms.

James M. Craig