James M. Talley - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

James M. Talley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 407-367-5451

Jim Talley is a shareholder in the Orlando office of Baker Donelson. For more than three decades, Jim has assisted businesses and individuals in the effective and efficient resolution of a wide range of civil disputes through all available means: jury trials, non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, negotiations, and other alternative dispute resolution methods. Over his years of practice, Jim has successfully represented construction industry participates including developers, general contractors, sureties, design professionals, subcontractors, material suppliers and third party inspectors in both complex and routine disputes. Jim has experience representing companies and stakeholders in corporate and partnership disputes, companies and others in disputes regarding intellectual property and confidential information, companies and employees in not-compete and other employment contract matters, real estate developers in Interstate Land Sales Act claims, non-disclosure claims, unfair trade practices allegations, claims regarding violation of condominium and homeowner association statutes, warranty issuance and compliance claims, and other disputes regarding the purchase and sale of real property, physicians in disputes regarding third party reimbursement issues, false claims actions, and internal practice disputes, attorneys and accountants in defense of professional malpractice claims, product distributors in disputes with dealers, and companies and persons in other claims arising in a business or commercial context.

Jim has learned through experience that no two cases are precisely the same. He seeks to fully understand his client's business and understand clearly his client's business goals and concerns. He seeks to craft customized dispute resolution options for each case and then work hard to promptly obtain the best "bottom line" result for his client in light of his client's specific needs and concerns.

Wabash CollegeVanderbilt University School of LawJ.D. 1981
Orange County Bar Association The Florida Bar

Case History

Representative Matters
  • Successfully defeated motion for class action certification on behalf of developer in claims alleging undisclosed buried munitions and ordinance near large residential subdivision.
  • Successfully defeated motion for class action certification in an arbitration dispute alleging a developer's violation of the Interstate Land Sales Act.
  • Successfully prosecuted patent infringement claim for inventor of medical device against a medical device manufacturer.
  • Successfully prosecuted a claim for misuse of confidential information by a medical products manufacturer.
  • Successfully defended claims for soils failures brought against real estate developer.
  • Successfully defended mechanical subcontractor against claims of mechanical systems failures brought by a design builder of a school.
  • Successfully defended national general contractor in claims of defective work and delays in the construction of high rise office building.

Office Location

200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 2900
Orlando, FL 32801
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Real Estate of the Orlando Metro Area
James M. Talley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Real Estate