Practice Areas

Established in 1994, James M. Fishman, P.A. handles a wide range of civil matters, including:

  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • First party property insurance claims
  • Third-party tort liability claims including all types of liability
  • Bad faith litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Real estate litigation, title insurance claims
  • A complete range of business and
    contractual matters
  • Mediation of all types of civil disputes
  • Appeals at all levels

While we work primarily on behalf of insurance companies, we have been quite successful working with counsel for policyholders to bring what would otherwise be an expensive litigation to an early and successful conclusion.


We have years of experience representing governmental entities in defense of negligence claims as well as the alleged mishandling of virtually any kind of duty, from design to implementation of operational policies and maintenance. We also represent businesses
that provide open premises, goods or services
to the public.

Experience You Can Trust

After 30 years of litigation, negotiations and counseling individuals, government and business, James M. Fishman, P.A. is uniquely positioned to provide its clients with incomparable experience, expert judgment and successful results.


James M FishmanJames M. Fishman, Esq., senior trial attorney and founder of the firm, has more than three decades of litigation experience. He has appeared before every level of trial and appellate court, including successfully representing one of Florida’s largest property insurance carriers before the Florida Supreme Court. A certified Florida Supreme Court Mediator, Mr. Fishman has mediated hundreds of cases (either as a litigator or the mediator) through the years. As a member of the Windstorm Insurance Network, Mr. Fishman has lectured to insurance professionals and lawyers on the details of insurance law and practice.


Mr. Fishman is a recipient of the prestigious “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell for over ten years. This is a designation that he has achieved the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Fishman has also chaired the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, and participated in the Dade County Bar Association’s Real Property and Civil Litigation Committees, as well as the “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Project.


A graduate of the University of Miami and The John Marshall Law School in Chicago,
Mr. Fishman is a member of The Florida Bar and has been active in the American Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Dade County Bar Association, Dade County Defense Bar Association, B’nai B’rith Bench and Bar Unit, Greater South Dade/South Miami/Kendall Chamber of Commerce, and South Miami/Kendall Bar Association.


James M. Fishman, P.A. consists of a diverse group of attorneys, paralegals and staff who understand that the matters to which they dedicate their time are of critical importance to their clients.  Professionalism, attention to detail and precise analysis are what set us apart in our representation of clients.


At James M. Fishman, P.A., we strive to create an inviting environment of caring, courtesy and personal attention so you can feel comfortable bringing legal problems to the firm, and confident knowing they will be handled by a firm concerned as much with your achieving goals as with a successful result. Our unique approach is to engage in aggressive but efficient litigation techniques designed to achieve the most cost-effective resolution for every case.


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