James Smeriglio, Esq

As a trial lawyer, James represents victims of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, car accidents, and premises liability accidents. A native Floridian, James grew up in Wellington, before attending UCF for his undergraduate studies.

In 2017, Florida Trend named James as one of Florida’s Legal Elite. James graduated from Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law with High Honors in Litigation. As a student, James competed on the school’s Trial Team, where he won the Chester Bedell Florida Bar Mock Trial Competition, as well as the Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition. Today, James serves as a coach of Barry University’s Trial Team, and recently coached his students to a State Championship at the 2018 Hon. E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition hosted by the FJA Young Lawyers’ Section.

Prior to joining Kemp, Ruge & Green, James served as a trial attorney at the largest personal injury litigation firm in the country. During that time, he tried numerous cases to jury verdict and fought for full and fair compensation for his clients. James continues to use the skills honed through years spent in the courtroom to fight for the injured across the State of Florida.

In his free time, James enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Tierney, and their German Shepard, Xena.

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