Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Middle District of Florida

Practice Areas
  • Construction Defect Claims

  • Real Estate Errors and Omissions

  • Insurance Defense and Coverage Analysis

  • Federal Flood (FEMA) Litigation

  • Real Property Including Eminent Domain and Landlord/Tenant

  • Commercial Contract Disputes

  • First Party Property Insurance Coverage

  • Premises Liability

  • Personal Injury

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

Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Saint Louis University School of Law ( J.D., cum laude)
Purdue University (B.S., Industrial Management)

James R. Myers

Email :
Phone Number : (239) 489-1911
Fax Number : (239) 425-3509
Vcard:  Download Here

12486 Brantley Commons Court
Fort Myers, FL 33907

View A Location Map

JAMES R. MYERS is a managing partner of the Fort Myers office of Chartwell. Mr. Myers concentrates his practice in civil litigation defense, focusing  on construction defect claims, insurance claim disputes and coverage analysis, and real estate errors and omissions.  Mr. Myers also handles commercial contract disputes,  products liability,  premises liability 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 graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Industrial Management. He earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, graduating cum laude, ranking 13th in his class of 228.   He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified circuit and county court civil mediator, and Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator. 

Mr. Myers spent his first seven years in practice with a 125-lawyer multi-state 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

State of Florida Certified Circuit and County Civil Mediator
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Florida Bar RPPTL Section, Real Property Law Division, Construction Law Committee Member
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Premium Member
Windstorm Insurance Network Member
Lee County Bar Association