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Admitted to the Florida Bar, October 30, 1981

Education: Stetson University College of Law
St. Petersburg, Florida
Juris Doctorate Degree, 1981

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
B.A., 1978

Universidad de los Andes
Bogota, Colombia
Spanish studies, 1977

Professional Experience:

James R. Stearns, P.A.
1370 Pinehurst Road
Dunedin, FL 34698
12/15/02 - present

St. Arnold & Stearns, Chartered
1370 Pinehurst Road
Dunedin, Florida 34698
1987 to 2002

Peebles, Gracy, St. Arnold & Stearns, P.A.
826 Broadway
Dunedin, FL 34698
1984 - 1987

Office of the Public Defender
14250 49th Street N.
Clearwater, FL 34622
1981 - 1984

Jim Stearns is a community leader and involved in Pinellas County.
Some of his community activity includes:

Board of Trustees
Mease Manor

Former President
Dunedin-Toronto Blue Jays Booster Club

President/Member (1994 - Present)
Dunedin Council of Organizations

President (1994 - 1995)
Dunedin North Rotary
Current Member

Board of Governors (1991 - 1994 and 1996 -Present)
Dunedin Chamber of Commerce
Chairman 2000

Planned Giving Committee and Investment Committee
United Methodist Church of Dunedin

Board Member
Dunedin Historical Society Foundation

Local Planning Agency
City of Dunedin (1991 - 1995)

Former Chairman
Stadium Advisory Board
City of Dunedin

Mayor's Advisory Board (1992 - 1994)

Toronto Blue Jay's Advisory Board (1990 - 1996)

Clearwater Bar Association (1981 - Present)

Coach and Manager
Dunedin National Little League

Board of Directors
Dunedin Fine Arts Center (1998 - 2006)

Former President
Dunedin Council of Organizations (1996)

Clearwater Free Clinic
Board of Directors (1995 - 2006)

Dunedin Historical Society
1996 Historymaker Award

Baseball Hall of Fame -
Dunedin Chamber of Commerce - 1998

Delightful Dunedin Award Recipient
Dunedin Chamber of Commerce - 2004

Clearwater Aquatic Swim Team

Married with two children

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James R. Stearns, Attorney At Law, located in Dunedin, FL, specializes in litigation and criminal defense services with a personal touch and experienced staff in all areas of family law, including custody, injunctions, child support, domestic violence, contempt, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, paternity, name changes and modifications, as well as felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, DUI and traffic cases in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa and other cities in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties Florida.