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Practice Areas
  • Commercial Contract Disputes

  • Insurance Defense and Coverage

  • Premises Liability

  • Professional Liability

  • First Party Property Insurance Coverage

  • General Civil Litigation

  • Construction Defect Claims

  • Real Estate Errors and Omissions

  • Toxic Tort

  • Real Property Including Eminent Domain and Landlord/Tenant Law

  • Federal Flood (FEMA) Litigation Circuit and County Civil Court Mediations


Education
Saint Louis University School of Law ( J.D., cum laude, 1991)
Purdue University (B.S., 1980)



James Myers

Email : jmyers@chartwelllaw.com
Phone Number : (239) 489-1911
Fax Number : (239) 425-3509
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12486 Brantley Commons Court
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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JAMES R. MYERS is the managing partner of the Fort Myers office of Chartwell. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Industrial Management. He earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1991, graduating cum laude, ranking 13th in his class of 228. Most recently, Mr. Myers was the managing partner of the Florida office of a multi-state commercial litigation firm.

Mr. Myers concentrates his practice in civil litigation defense, handling insurance claim disputes, construction defect claims, commercial contract disputes, premises liability, real estate errors and omissions, products liability, toxic tort (asbestos and silica), and personal injury claims in Florida federal and state courts. He also defends federal flood insurance claims brought under the National Flood Insurance Program and FEMA regulations for hurricane and flood losses in Florida.

Mr. Myers has been a Florida Certified circuit and county court civil mediator since 1998.

Prior to his eleven year tenure practicing commercial and insurance litigation with his previous firm, Mr. Myers worked for a 125-lawyer corporate firm where he obtained a broad-based litigation background in areas including real property, eminent domain, construction, commercial and residential foreclosures, contract and commercial tort disputes, landlord and tenant litigation, and condominium and homeowners association law.

While in law school, he became a member of the Order of the Woolsack (Jesuit school equivalent to Order of the Coif), was inducted in to Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society, and served as Executive Editor of the St. Louis University Law Journal. He was also awarded a faculty fellowship and spent a summer researching and writing for the law school’s Torts and Real Property professors.

Prior to law school, Mr. Myers spent seven years as a property and casualty insurance professional in Harleysville, PA, and was an Independent Agent for Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company. During that time, he achieved both the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) and the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) professional designations.
 

Professional Associations

Lee County Bar Association
State of Florida Certified Circuit and County Civil Mediator
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Awarded May, 1986
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Awarded May, 1984

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