Attorney James Wimsatt was last modified: September 8th, 2020 by Howard Iken

About Attorney James Wimsatt

Attorney James Wimsatt

I grew up in Kentucky in a very large family of eight sisters and four brothers. Some of my earliest memories are of my parents instilling within me a sense of responsibility and moral obligation to both family and community. Family has always been a cornerstone of my life. Growing up in a large family helped me learn how to work with differing personalities who often had different plans and different goals. Part of life for us was to always help those that you could. My parents always believed in that philosophy and I tried to emulate my mother and father’s absolute devotion to their community and family. My father was also a lawyer and businessman which I always respected, so I began to think about following in his footsteps in that regard as well.

I eventually ended up going to law school at Georgetown University Law Center, one of the top law schools in the nation. Throughout law school, the idea of helping people proved paramount and family law became the avenue where I believed I could do just that with the utmost integrity, responsiveness, and professionalism. In practicing family law, my clients are many times dealing with the most difficult time in their lives. Therefore, I believe that absolute honesty with clients is essential. Bad news doesn’t get better with time, so I will always be upfront and forthright in evaluating a case. A personal relationship with each and every one of my clients is something I value.

My Strengths

I pride myself on being a great listener. I pay attention to my clients and their needs in order to figure out the best solution for reaching the outcome desired in a case. Honesty is another of my strong points. I have never shied away from giving a client the truth regarding their situation. I believe an honest assessment is essential in order to move forward with a plan.

What I Find the Most Exciting in Legal Practice

I like being in court in front of judge arguing for my clients. It is very rewarding when you have made your argument, a judge understands that argument, and a successful outcome for my client is obtained. I have a passion for advocating for my clients and getting results.

My Personal Life

I am married and have a young son and daughter. Family has been and remains a driving force in my life. I love to spend time with my family and being active doing things like going to the beach. It is so much fun to see my children growing up and getting excited at life.

My Qualifications:

I like to let my competence and skill in court speak for themselves. But many people insist on seeing a traditional list of qualifications. For those people, here are my particulars:

  • Associate Attorney, Ayo & Iken
  • Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Member of the Maryland Bar
  • Member of the District of Columbia Bar
  • Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Former Managing Partner; Wimsatt Law P.A.

My previous attorney was doing a very poor job of representing me to collect unpaid child support (severe lack of communication, 1 invoice over 2 years, some paperwork not filed, frequent change of support personnel, etc.). Jim took over on short notice (a few months before court date) and quickly got up to speed. He knew what was fair and legal: I was owed child support and the ex admitted it in his own writing, but simply chose to stop paying. He resolved to settle for nothing less. Because the previous attorney failed to file the financial disclosure with the court, and there was no proof of assets to liquefy; all the GM could do was reinstate wage garnishment as previously ordered. Jim did a fine job of showing the debtor did nothing to fulfill his responsibilities by asking direct questions of him in front of the GM.

Anonymous – Avvo

June 13, 2018

Jim helped me with my estate matters after my divorce. He was fast, efficient and compassionate during a not so pleasant task. I knew I was in good hands. I would use him again in a heartbeat.

Jennifer – Avvo

June 13, 2018

Jim helped me navigate through a bitter child support case. The most fair result was achieved.  Also he persisted even i myself failed in returning communications for a period of time. He reengaged me and kept the case on track.  The final outcome was the one desired.

Russ – Avvo

June 13, 2018