James A. Nolan, III Attorney At Law

James A. Nolan, III - Attorney at Law


T 904-598-9929
F 904-598-9109
D 904-632-8481
Jacksonville 50 North Laura Street Suite 1100 Jacksonville, Florida 32202

T 352-376-6400
F 352-376-6484
Gainesville 643 SW 4th Avenue Suite 110 Gainesville, Florida 32601

Jim is an experienced estate lawyer and probate attorney in the firm’s Jacksonville and Gainesville offices. Jim represents buyers, sellers and management in various business transactions such as acquiring and selling businesses, adding shareholders and partners to existing businesses, acquiring, licensing or disposing of commercial assets, preparing shareholder buy-sell agreements and partnership agreements and entity reorganizations. Jim represents business owners and other individuals in estate and succession planning, wills, trusts and related estate planning structures. Jim also practices in the area of guardianship administration and probate litigation.

  • Background

    Jim is a husband and father of three.  His family lives in Jacksonville, Florida.  He began his legal career after a successful career in business.  After selling his privately-held business in Lafayette, Louisiana, he attended the University of Florida College of Law. Jim graduated in the top 10% of his law school class and served as president of the John Marshall Bar Association.

    Jim is a community and civic leader, active in his church, teaching various Bible study and Sunday School classes, occasionally singing with the praise choir, and head of the church's World Missions Council.  He is also a frequent participant of the Jacksonville Businessperson Fellowship and he is a member of The Florida Bar and the Jacksonville Bar Association. 

  • Education
    • University of Southwestern Louisiana, B.S. (1993)
    • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (cum laude 1997)
      • John Marshall Bar Association, President 
      • Book Award Recipient for Civil Procedure, Trial Practice, and Estate Planning
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. Tax Court
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Business Law Section
      • Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Tax Law Section 
    • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Jacksonville Community Foundation Advisory Board
    • Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida 
  • Civic
    • Jewish Community Foundation of N.E. Florida, Advisory Board
    • St. Johns Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • Panel Presenter, "JOBS Act and Crowd Funding,” Jacksonville Innovation Week, Jacksonville, Florida, October 2016
    • Panel Presenter, "Attorney Office Hours," Jacksonville Innovation Week, Jacksonville, Florida, October 2016
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Pro Bono Award, 2019