James E. Felman

James E. Felman


Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A.

Recognized since 2001

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Criminal Defense: General Practice

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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James E. Felman is listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA for white-collar criminal defense, non-white-collar criminal defense, and appellate law, in LEADING AMERICAN ATTORNEYS for criminal defense law, in FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE for criminal law, and in FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS for Criminal Defense: White Collar practice. He was awarded the 2006 George C. Carr Memorial Award for excellence in federal practice and distinguished service to the Federal Bar.

Mr. Felman is a graduate of Wake Forest University, B.A. cum laude, 1984, and Duke University, M.A. Phil. and J.D. with high honors (Order of the Coif), 1987, where he was Administrative Editor of The Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems. Following law school, Mr. Felman was a law clerk to Judge Theodore McMillian of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

From 1994 to 2008, Mr. Felman organized the Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. He was a member of the Practitioners' Advisory Group (PAG) to the Sentencing Commission from 1994 to 2009, served as co-chair of the PAG from 1998 to 2002, and has testified on a variety of topics relating to sentencing law before Congress and the Sentencing Commission.

Mr. Felman is the co-chair of the Sentencing Committee of the ABA and serves on the governing council of the ABA Criminal Justice Section. Mr. Felman is a former President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and has been elected to The American Law Institute.

Location

  • 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1450
    P.O. Box 3396
    Tampa, FL 33601-3396

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Education

  • Duke University , MA Phil., graduated 1987
  • Duke University School of Law, JD, graduated 1987
  • Wake Forest University, BA, graduated 1984

Affiliations

  • ABA - Co-Chair, Sentencing Committee

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Appeals

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice, Tampa (2021)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Tampa (2018)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Tampa (2015)
  • Appellate Practice, Tampa (2014)
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice, Tampa (2012)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Tampa (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Special Focus

  • Appellate
  • COVID-19
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Drug Offenses
  • Grand Jury
  • State and Federal
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Violent and Nonviolent Crimes

Awards:

  • Marcelino "Bubba" Huerta III Award for Pro Bono Service and the Pursuit of Equal Justice
  • George C. Carr Memorial Award for Excellance in Federal Practice

Publications

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