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James J. Cannon

James J. Cannon


FL – Tampa
T: 813.579.9734 | F: 813.289.0692


James Cannon is an experienced litigation attorney who represents insurance carriers, their insureds and self-insured clients in a variety general liability matters such as construction defect litigation, real estate litigation, premises liability, auto negligence and related matters. He is known to his clients for taking a proactive approach to litigation matters and identifying key litigation issues at an early stage.

James focuses his construction defect practice on representing developers, design professionals, contractors and subcontractors in claims relating to commercial, residential and mixed use projects ranging from single family homes to large mixed use condominium projects. James has successfully defended cases involving claims of deficiencies in structural components, building envelope systems, electrical and mechanical systems, site grading and planning, roofing and interior finish systems.

In his real estate practice, James represents condominium and homeowner’s associations, commercial landlords and tenants, and sellers and purchasers of real estate in cases relating to deed restriction interpretation and enforcement, land use matters, public and private nuisance claims, and related matters. James’ focuses his premises liability practice on representing the interests of restaurants, convenience stores, retail stores, commercial shopping malls, auto dealerships and repair centers, hospitals and apartment complexes in slip/trip and fall matters, negligent security and liquor law claims, among others.

James’ auto negligence practice includes representing the interests of auto dealership and repair centers, commercial trucking companies, towing and hauling companies, taxicab services and public transportation carriers, among others.


  • Obtained favorable result on appeal of a matter involving a plaintiff’s effort to avoid settlement wherein plaintiff sought to void a settlement to then pursue a bad faith claim; on appeal the court ruled the settlement was enforceable
  • Obtained favorable outcome at arbitration for subcontractor alleged to have improperly performed work on concrete slabs
  • Obtained favorable settlement for an insurance broker involved in a claim for failure to procure coverage