Our Practice

Practice Areas



  • Wills, Living Wills, Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, Durable Power of Attorney
  • Trusts & Estate Planning
  • Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Planning
  • Federal and State Tax.  Preparation, Review and Representation.
  • Administrative & Governmental Law

Legacy of Success


The Law Office of James P. Stevens, P.A. provides legal services to clients in and around Jacksonville. Mr. James Stevens, Esquire, has more than 30 years of experience in advising and representing clients in the areas of wills and trusts preparation; planning and administration; and in the area of federal and state taxation.  Our firm goal is to serve our clients in a timely manner and with courtesy and respect.  Call the office of James P. Stevens, P.A. today to schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your case.

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 Born in Warsaw, N.Y., Mr. Stevens graduated from Jacksonville University in 1973 with a BA in Accounting.  He obtained his Florida CPA Certificate in 1974 and worked as an auditor for the City of Jacksonville before going to law school.  He received his JD from Nova University Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1982, and became a member of the Florida Bar in 1982.  He graduated from the University of Florida in 1983 with a Masters of Law in Taxation (LLM).  On returning to Jacksonville in 1983, he worked briefly at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida in their Legal Affairs Department before becoming an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Kenneth G. Anderson in 1985.  In 1997 he became a member of the firm Anderson & Stevens, P.A. and was a member through 2011.  In 2012 he opened his own law firm.  James Stevens is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.  This rating is Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating.


Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Florida Bar admitted 1982

Jacksonville Bar Association

American Bar Association

Jacksonville Bar Association’s Real Property and Probate Section

Jacksonville Bar Association’s Elder Law Section

The Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida

Rotary Club of Jacksonville

JU MSRI Advisory Board

Jacksonville Historical Society 2007-2011

Carl S. Swisher Foundation 1990-2018

San Marco Merchants Association

San Marco Preservation Society

Courts and Tribunals

Supreme Court of Florida

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States Tax Court

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

United States Court of Federal Claims