Boatman, Jim – Spotlight On Our Teachers

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My Favorite Scripture Verse †: John 15:7. “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

Jim Boatman is a well-known litigator and founder of Boatman Ricci, one of the highest-rated local law firms with offices in Naples, Marco Island, Clearwater, and Tallahassee. He is also a principal at Trinity Title. Boatman Ricci is a full-service firm with litigation DNA, supplemented by practitioners in areas such as trust and estates, real estate transactions, intellectual property, employer-side employment, and criminal defense.

Being named as a Naples Top lawyer, Boatman has achieved an AV-preeminent Rating by his peers and consistently receives Martindale-Hubble’s Client Distinction Award,” given to less than 1 percent of all AV-Rated lawyers.

As a follower of Jesus, Boatman seeks to be “truth guided, relationship driven” in all of his endeavors. This slogan adorns Boatman Ricci’s offices and encompasses the firm’s culture and dealings with clients, adversaries, and the court system.

Being “truth guided,” Boatman believes that when one advocates from a position founded in objective truth, that advocate’s argument resonates uniquely. Being “relationship driven,” Boatman provides the same high level of diligence and efficacy whether the client is a fortune 500 company that needs to aggressively prosecute litigation or an individual who simply needs pragmatic consultation.

Outside of the office, Boatman is a family man. He is happily married to his wife, Joy, of 31 years and is father to four children, two biological and two adopted out of local foster care. Away from the rigors of legal work, when he isn’t spending time with his family, Boatman unwinds at Sebring International Raceway, where he has been a high-performance driving instructor for many years.

In business, as well as family and social affairs, Boatman’s faith in Jesus Christ is central. He is always ready to weave the Gospel into his work and hobbies. Whether he is sharing his testimony with a client or giving a word or prayer at a local assembly, Boatman is more than happy to disciple anyone the Lord leads to him.

Jim Boatman at Boatman Ricci is an excellent choice when looking for an effective lawyer who can be trusted to have your best interests at heart when conflicts arise.

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