Jim brings diverse and unique experience to Stilwell, Earl & Apostolakis. A former U.S. Army officer and pilot, Jim also has extensive business experience in multiple industries including, aviation, telecommunications, medical administration, and State Government. Working as a trainer and organizational development professional for both small businesses and large corporations, Jim rose to executive management positions and has also been a business owner.
Jim’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, mediation, and business transactions. An experienced trial attorney, in addition to litigating probate and estate related disputes, Jim served as an assistant state attorney in Florida where he prosecuted more than 2,000 criminal matters on behalf of the State.
Clients seeking estate planning guidance benefit from Jim’s uncommon level of personal experience handling all types of estates, including those of children and young adults, which helps clients gain insight into potential scenarios they may not have thought of. He counsels and guides individuals and families through a personalized estate planning process, regardless of size or value of assets. Jim has also probated a wide range of estates. From the least complex probate administration based on a well-prepared will, to complex administrations and heirship determinations where there is no will, Jim provides every client with the same attentive, compassionate guidance to navigate the legal issues that arise at the end of a lifetime.