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James M. Eckhart

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With almost fifty years of legal experience, James M. Eckhart focuses his practice on insurance defense, premises liability and professional liability. Jim, an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, has proven problem solving experience, strategic leadership and significant experience representing, counseling, advising and trying cases for his clients.

Practice Focus

Jim has successfully represented a diverse group of clients, including some of the country's leading health care institutions. He has also served as Chief Defense Counsel for a national specialty carrier, defending physicians and supervisory counsel across the United States. In addition, his practice focuses on the defense of claims of negligence and liability against leading restaurant institutions, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and insurers.

Jim also has extensive experience in resolving and defending coverage issues for insurance carriers as well as developing procedures for claims handling in evaluating and reserving cases for indemnity and for purposes of reinsurance and excess insurance commitments for both national and international companies.

Professional Association and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Health Foundation of South Florida
    • Emiritus Director


  • Co-Author, "Medicolegal Issues and Concerns", Clinical Anesthesia Practice, Chapter 4, 1994ed and 2004ed
  • Contributor, "Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia"