County Attorney
R.A. Cuevas Jr.

County Attorney's Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

Phone
305.375.5151

Fax
305.375.5634

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Attorney Profile

James Edwin Kirtley, Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Litigation
  • Zoning, Land Use & Environment

Education

  • University of Miami, Magna Cum Laude, 2006, J.D.,
  • Arizona State University, B.S. Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, 2002

Clerkship

  • Honorable Robert N. Scola, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2011-2013

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

James Edwin Kirtley, Jr.

Joined the Office in 2013
Assistant County Attorney

kirtley@miamidade.gov 305-375-2066


Prior Experience

James "Eddie" Kirtley, Jr. joined the Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office in 2013.  Previously, Eddie was in private practice for 5 years litigating federal class action cases, municipal government actions, First and Fifth Amendment cases, and Indian tribe lawsuits.  Eddie also clerked for a federal district judge before joining this office.  

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

  • University of Miami Law Review, Senior Notes & Comments Editor, 2005-06
  • Co-author, E.E.O.C. v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of L.A.: Subordinate Bias Liability, "The Cat's Paw," In-House Defence Quarterly, Fall 2007
  • Where's Einstein When You Need Him? Assessing the Role of Relative Qualifications in a Plaintiff's Case of Failure-to-Promote under Title VII, 60 U. Miami L. Rev. 365 (2006)

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • H.O.P.E (Pro Bono Student Organization); Out Law (Gay, Lesbain, and Transgender Student Support and Diversity Initiative Group)
  • Florida Appellate Law, CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Top Student in Class); Dean's Certificate, Legal Research & Writing.

Associations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association