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James M. Weaver, Esq.

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Jim Weaver has practiced law at 240 E. Park Ave., Lake Wales, Florida, since 1976. Practice areas include estate planning and trusts, probate, real estate, and business transactions. Jim is actively involved in multiple civic endeavors in the Lake Wales community. Hobbies include designing and building furniture, working in stained glass, and singing a capella choral music. As a Rotarian, Jim travels twice a year to Honduras to do relief work for the underprivileged in general and for women and children in particular.


  • AV Preeminent Attorney 5.0 Peer Review Rating (highest given), Martindale-Hubbell continuously since 1996
  • Awarded key to the city of El Progreso, Honduras, population 540,000, for humanitarian Rotary projects


  • Heartland Estate Planning Council, President
  • City of Lake Wales, City Attorney
  • Help for the Homeless, Legal Counsel
  • Charter Efficiency Commission – Polk County, Fla., Commissioner
  • Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary, President
  • Leadership Lake Wales, board member
  • Cornerstone Hospice, Advisory Board
  • Unity in Community (Race Relations), a Founding Member
  • Rotarian of the year, District 6890, 2019
  • Charter Review Committee, City of Lake Wales, 2020
  • Lake Wales Citizen of the Year, 2019-2020
  • Humanitarian of the year, Rotary District 6890, 2021
  • Lake Wales Art Center, Instructor-Stained Glass


  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1972
  • Georgia Law School Honor Court 1969-1971
  • B.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 1967, cum laude

Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

Distinguished Military Graduate- U.S. Army

Service to Country: U.S. Army Platoon Leader, Vietnam Conflict


  • Florida, 1976
  • Georgia, 1972
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Community Involvement

Pro Bono Activities

  • Unity in Community, Inc. (race relations) – Founding Member, 2000 – 2002

  • Commissioner, Charter Efficiency Commission for Polk County Government, 2005 – 2006

Civic Affairs and Awards

  • Rotary International, District Service Award 2017
  • Rotary International, District Rotarian of the Year, 2017
  • Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce, Citizen of the Year, 2019

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