James P. Hines, Junior
Born and raised in Florida, Jim received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University and his Juris Doctor of Law degree from Regent University.
Recognized in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in Tampa Legal Leaders, Jim was co-chairperson for the Elder Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association for two years, he has been on the Board of Directors for the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce since 1996, and he is pro-bono counsel for the Guardianship Foundation in Hillsborough County. Jim was previously nominated for and chosen as a finalist for the prestigious Moral Courage Award, which recognizes outstanding citizens of Hillsborough County. He has been appointed to the American Red Cross Planned Giving Committee for Hillsborough County. Jim has obtained an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating, which is the highest rating for both legal ability and ethics, and reflects a lawyer who “is recognized for the highest level of skill and integrity.”
Jim has had four professional articles published to date, The Use of Special Needs Trusts by Tort Award Recipients, The Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer, June, 1998, Special Needs Trusts Are Now Available for Persons Over the Age of 65, The Academy of Florida Trial
Lawyers Journal, 1998, and What is the Purpose of Designation of Healthcare Surrogates and Durable Powers of Attorney?, Pathways, a publication of LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Fall 2003, Vol. 1, Issue 3. He co-authored an article with his brother, Robert D. Hines, Preparing
An Estate Plan – What a Parent of a Special Needs Child Should Consider, Bright Feats Magazine, Spring of 2008 Edition.
At Hines Norman Hines, P.L., Jim is a partner and works in many of the firm’s practice areas, with an emphasis on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Asset Protection Planning, Medicaid Planning, and Guardianship.