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Bar admissions

Professional development

  • Founded the law office of James W. Magaha, Pensacola, FL, 1988
  • J.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1983
  • B.A., Finance Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1981


  • United States District Court of Northern District of Florida 1985 – present
  • Florida Bar Association Member, January 1984 – present


  • Assistant State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, 1984–1985


  • Continuing Legal Education Training Coordinator, Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar

Adjunct professor

  • Business Ethics, Business and Society Ethics, Department of Marketing and Economics, University of West Florida, 1985


  • “Bankruptcy Seminar,” Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • “Wills, Estates & Probate,” People’s Law School, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Community involvement

  • Five Flags Rotary, 1989–2013