James Garner

General Counsel

James serves as General Counsel for Boutique National. Prior to joining Bounat, James represented property owners across Florida in all types of claims against their insurance companies. When advocating on behalf of property owners, James worked closely with his clients at each stage of litigation to obtain the best possible outcome for their property insurance disputes.  Prior to advocating for property owner’s, James represented numerous National and Florida-based insurance companies in various legal fields including general liability insurance, property insurance, worker’s compensation and medical/dental malpractice.   During this time, James gained invaluable knowledge of the insurance industry and their handling of claims from beginning to end.  During his career, James has worked with some of the most recognizable companies in the country including Bloomin’ Brands, Walmart, Dollar Tree and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With over 10 years of experience, James brings his legal expertise to the commercial real estate industry by providing clients a unique perspective to optimize their financial growth and investment portfolios.  He takes pride in advocating on behalf of clients and providing representation rooted in trust, honor and respect.  James has called the Tampa Bay area home since birth and is passionate about improving the community as a whole through commercial real estate.

James received his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida.  He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2012 and is licensed to practice law in all state courts of Florida.  James is an avid Tampa Bay sports fan has been a long-time supporter of Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and Guardian ad Litem.  In his free time, James enjoys playing basketball, golfing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.