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James H. Perry II

Born in Vineland, New Jersey, July 26, 1965; admitted to bar, 1993, Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1988); University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 1993). Member: The Florida Bar (Member, Admiralty Law Committee); Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; International SuperYacht Society; Florida Yacht Brokers Association and National Marine Bankers Association.


James H. Perry, II is a founding partner of Perry & Neblett, a full service admiralty and maritime law firm based in South Florida. Jim completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and continued on to the University of Miami Law School where he obtained his juris doctorate.

For more than 15 years, Mr. Perry has earned a reputation for providing skilled and practical guidance as an admiralty and maritime trial attorney, as well as an internationally recognized authority on vessel acquisitions, registration/documentation and offshore closings. Jim prides himself on a “hands on” approach and is committed to providing his clients with competent, cost effective legal representation.

Mr. Perry is proud to be a member of the Admiralty Law Committee for the Florida Bar, the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, National Marine Bankers Association, and the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. Jim has published articles relating to admiralty and maritime law, and is a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education courses and commercial trade organizations.

Outside of the courtroom, Jim is an avid boater and is frequently found offshore fishing, diving, or cruising on the high seas.