James T. Humphrey is Of Counsel at Knott Ebelini Hart and practices primarily in the area of government, administrative, real estate, and land use law. He founded the firm in 1982, then known as Humphrey, Jones & Myers, and worked in private practice until he was elected Mayor of the City of Fort Myers in 2000, a position he held until 2009. Jim is counsel to the Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors, a public body, and counsel to the Lee County Industrial Development Authority. He also serves as Trustee of Hodges University, is a member of the Board of Directors for Encore National Bank, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

  • Mayor, City of Fort Myers, 2000-2009
  • Lee County Attorney,  1973-1977
  • Municipal Court Judge, City of Fort Myers, 1972-1973
  • Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army, Captain,1966-1970

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  • Calusa Chapter of the American Inns of Court:   Master, 1995-present
  • The Florida Bar Sections on Real Property Law, Administrative and Governmental Law
  • Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission:   Member, 2010-2014
  • Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission:  Member, 2004-2008
  • Arts Public Official of the Year, 2004
  • Florida Association of County Attorneys:  President, 1977
  • Lee County Bar Association:   President, 1980-1981

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  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2010 – 2016
  • Appointed by Governor Crist to Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Appointed by Governor Bush to Judicial Nominating Commission for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit

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