Biography Overview

James P. Smeriglio III is an Attorney at Morgan & Morgan. As a trial lawyer, James represents victims of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, car accident, and premises liability accidents. A native Floridian, James grew up in Wellington, before attending UCF for his undergraduate studies.

In 2017, Florida Trend named James as one of Florida’s Legal Elite. James graduated from Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law with High Honors in Litigation. As a student, James competed on the school’s Trial Team, where he won the Chester Bedell Florida Bar Mock Trial Competition, as well as the Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition. Today, James serves as a coach of Barry University’s Trial Team, and recently coached his students to a State Championship at the 2018 Hon. E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition hosted by the FJA Young Lawyers’ Section.

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, James dedicated his legal practice to protecting the victims of violent crimes, as a prosecutor for the Orange and Osceola State Attorney's Office, where he gained extensive litigation experience. James now uses those skills honed in the courtroom to fight for the People of Central Florida who have been victimized by the negligence of others.
James can be contacted at anytime, via the information above.

Practice Area

  • Boating Accident
  • Car Accident
  • Dog Bite
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip & Fall
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Awards & Recognition

  • US Business News - 2018 Legal Elite

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2015


  • American Association for Justice


  • University of Central Florida
  • Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law