James H. Perry II Esq.


Mr. Perry complements the firm’s admiralty and maritime practice with his expertise and trial experience in matters involving recreational boating issues, personal injury and wrongful death, marine insurance, vessel arrests, liens, and class action litigation. Mr. Perry has successfully tried numerous Jones Act seamen and cruise ship passenger claims in addition to commercial maritime matters.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Perry has proven expertise and proficiency in the acquisition, registration, and financing of both commercial vessels and private pleasure yachts. He is also a frequent lecturer on the above subjects in continuing legal education courses and private organizations. Mr. Perry is a resident in the firm’s office in Miami (Dade County). Serving an international clientele from countries in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, we have the ability to handle matters in English, Spanish, Creole, as well as almost any other language.



1993, Florida U.S. District Court, Southern Middle and Northern District of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and Fifth Circuit



The Florida Bar (Member, Admiralty Law Committee, 1993-Present)
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Association of Trial Lawyers of America




1987 – Elected Captain, University of Pennsylvania Rugby Team;
1988 – Selected All Ivy Rugby Team; Selected to Who’s Who of College Student, Admiral- Maritime law Society at University of Miami School of Law, American Inns of Court, Jim is an avid fisherman and diver and can be found frequently offshore.



Contributor of The Florida Bar CLE Manual for Admiralty/Maritime Frequent lecturer for the Florida Bar and maritime organizationsLanguages: Malaysian and Indonesian


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