James D. Gordon, III

Jay has been representing injured victims in southwest Florida since graduating with honors from the Florida State University College of Law in 2002. His primary focus is on personal injury and wrongful death matters due to automobile negligence, premises liability and general negligence. His success and dedication to his clients has earned him recognition as Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star, and membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.   

His passion for justice is vividly demonstrated through his service to the Florida Bar.  Jay was a member, and served as the chairperson of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee in Charlotte County, a group responsible for investigating citizen complaints against local attorneys. Jay was also selected as a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Florida Bar Leadership Academy, a program created to cultivate a diverse network of emerging and experienced leaders committed to improving the administration of justice. Apart from his professional life, Jay invests himself in many community organizations. He is a member of the Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and served as the Board’s president from 2014-2016.  Jay also serves as a Board member of Sarasota Suncoast Academy and was selected as the President for the inaugural class of Leadership North Port in 2016.  He also enjoys serving at his church and coaches his daughters’ teams in the North Port Youth Soccer League.


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
  • J.D. with honors – 2002
  • Florida State University
  • B.A. History with honors – 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star by Law and Politics Magazine
  • Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine
  • AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a lawyer rating service
  • Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers
  • Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Fellow
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Charlotte County Bar Association, Member
  • Leadership Charlotte, Member, 2005
  • Leadership North Port, President, 2016-2017

Charitable Activities

  • Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, Board Member and Past President
  • Sarasota Suncoast Academy, Board Member
  • North Port Youth Soccer League, Coach