James B. Countess, PL

James B. Countess, PL

I will personally handle your case and work with you to achieve the best possible result. I know how important this is to you. Call me today and let me show you why I am the right attorney for you. No fees unless you win!

Firm Overview

At the Law Office of James B. Countess, PL, we understand that when people hire an attorney, they are often experiencing very stressful situations. Under these difficult circumstances you need someone who cares about you and your legal issues and doesn't simply go through the motions. For that reason, we make sure our clients not only receive high-quality legal services, but also the respect and reassurance they deserve.
My firm is built on the concept of treating each and every client with dignity and respect and providing a level of communication that is seldom seen in today's "text message" world. We use technology to enhance our ability to communicate, not to replace personal interaction.

The practice of law requires a deep understanding of the law and a commitment to keep up with changes. Therefore, my firm retains active memberships in organizations that allow us to stay up-to-date on changes in the law and how it will impact our clients.

Additionally, when you have an urgent legal matter professional knowledge is not the only thing that counts. Just as important is the ability to respond quickly and a committment to move cases forward smoothly and efficiently. We provide you with helpful services in addition to legal advice.

Call me today and let me show you why I am the right attorney for your legal matters.



Main Office

Law Office of James B. Countess
1820 Miccosukee Commons Dr, Suite 200
Tallahassee  FL  32308

Phone
  • (850) 329-7547
Fax
  • (850) 942-2228

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Social Security Disability claims, traffic related matters, uncontested litigation matters

Hourly Rates

$195.00

Social Security Disability
I will personally handle your case and work directly with you to achieve the best possible result as quickly as possible. I know how important this is to you, and I will be with you from start to finish. No fees unless we win!
My law office is a north Florida law practice that is committed to bring personal individual service and attention to each of my client's cases. While many national law firms advertise on television and the internet, these firms often hand-off your case to other lawyers and even non-attorneys. As a local law firm I handle each case from the moment you retain me until the final decision.

You do not have to face the government alone -- the Social Security Administration's statistics reveal that claimants who have a representative achieve a favorable result in almost 60% of the claims while claimants without a representative get a favorable result in about 39% of the cases. Call me today -- we will be with you from start to finish.
Disability
I will personally handle your case and work directly with you to achieve the best possible result as quickly as possible. I know how important this is to you, and I will be with you from start to finish. No fees unless we win!
My law office is a north Florida law practice that is committed to bring personal individual service and attention to each of my client's cases. While many national law firms advertise on television and the internet, these firms often hand-off your case to other lawyers and even non-attorneys. As a local law firm I handle each case from the moment you retain me until the final decision.

You do not have to face the government alone -- the Social Security Administration's statistics reveal that claimants who have a representative achieve a favorable result in almost 60% of the claims while claimants without a representative get a favorable result in about 39% of the cases. Call me today -- we will be with you from start to finish.
SSDI
I will personally handle your case and work directly with you to achieve the best possible result as quickly as possible. I know how important this is to you, and I will be with you from start to finish. No fees unless we win!
My law office is a north Florida law practice that is committed to bring personal individual service and attention to each of my client's cases. While many national law firms advertise on television and the internet, these firms often hand-off your case to other lawyers and even non-attorneys. As a local law firm I handle each case from the moment you retain me until the final decision.

You do not have to face the government alone -- the Social Security Administration's statistics reveal that claimants who have a representative achieve a favorable result in almost 60% of the claims while claimants without a representative get a favorable result in about 39% of the cases. Call me today -- we will be with you from start to finish.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

The practice of law requires a deep understanding of the law and a commitment to keep up with changes. Thus, my firm is committed to staying up-to-date with latest trends and changes in the law by maintaining active memberships in a variety of legal organizations that allow us to better understand the changes in the law and how it will impact our clients.

Additionally, when you have an urgent legal matter, professional knowledge is not the only thing that counts. Just as important is the ability to respond quickly with a dedication and commitment to advance the client's case smoothly, efficiently, and professionally. We provide you with helpful services in addition to legal advice.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We provide advice and representation by an experienced and licensed attorney;
We return phone calls every single business day;
If you need to speak with the attorney, you will speak with the attorney the same day;
If circumstances make that impossible, you will be informed when to expect a call so you don't have to wait by the phone;
We provide honest assessments of cases, whether good or bad; and
We perform all work with the professional expertise, care, and attention to detail.

James B. Countess

James B. Countess, known as Bart to his friends and family, is a second-career lawyer after serving more than twenty years as a federal air traffic controller. During his tenure with the Federal Aviation Administration, he received numerous awards and commendations for outstanding performance during emergency situations that threatened the lives and property of aircraft owners, pilots, and passengers. During his years of performing under the intense pressure of this demanding profession Mr. Countess honed his ability to remain calm and level-headed in any situation. He is a quick-thinking and decisive advocate for his clients, both in and out of the courtroom.
Mr. Countess refined his ability to relate to people during more than fourteen years as a labor leader with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association at the local, regional, and national levels of that organization. He worked with hundreds of employees in all stages of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. His experience in both labor litigation and alternative dispute resolution forums gives Mr. Countess a unique understanding of the complexities and costs of lengthy disputes. His background representing employees has given him a unique perspective and helped to develop a "fearless" attitude when facing large governmental agencies, which he uses to benefit his clients.
Prior to his tenure with the Federal Aviation Administration, Mr. Countess served in the United States Air Force. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama, and he received his Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Jefferson County Bar Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.
License
  • Bar Number: 043607
    Florida , 2007
Education
  • University of Alabama
    Bachelor of Science , 2002
  • Florida State University College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2007

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