James Austin Galloway, Esquire

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Mission Statement

At the Galloway Law Firm of Ponte Vedra Beach, PLLC, our mission is to assist our clients achieve their legal goals by providing honest, reliable and affordable legal representation. 

Memberships and Associations

Florida Bar, Admitted April 21, 2014, Member #0109461

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member Since 2016 

Jacksonville Bar Association, Member Since 2018 

St. Johns County Bar Association, Member Since 2019 

Biography

James was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Terry Parker Sr. High School in 2004. He began his undergraduate studies at Tallahassee Community College and was the news editor of the student newspaper, the Talon. He received an Associate in Arts Degree for General Studies in December 2013. In January 2014, James transferred to Florida State University where he majored in Interdisciplinary Social Science with concentrations in political science, geography and public administration. He was vice president of the Residence Hall Counsel and a member of the World Affairs Program. He worked seasonally at the campus bookstore and interned at the Florida State Capitol. James graduated from FSU in 2008 with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Social Science. He is a member of the FSU Alumni Association and a supporter of the FSU Foundation. 


James's first job after college was at a housing development company in Panama City Beach, Florida. He later accepted a position with the United States Census Bureau to work on the 2010 Census.  James reenrolled at FSU to study philosophy and began preparing for a career in law. In 2011, James returned to Jacksonville, Florida and began his studies at Florida Coastal School of Law. He was one of a handful of legacy students because his mother, Carol M. Galloway, Esquire, graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2001. James excelled in international law courses and studied abroad in Saigon, Vietnam. He also represented other law students in the Student Bar Association. During his last year of law school, James interned at James Krause, P.A. where he helped with legal research for federal contracts cases. James graduated from law school in May 2013 and began working at the Law Offices of Carol M. Galloway, P.A. as the office manager. He was hired as an associate attorney in April 2014. 


On his first day as a licensed attorney, James began accepting clients through the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Most of his clients needed assistance with immigration paperwork, so James began studying the immigration laws of the United States. He successfully assisted several clients complete the naturalization process and attended their Oath of Allegiance Ceremonies where they became U.S. Citizens. In 2015, James started the Immigration Law Division at the Law Offices of Carol M. Galloway, P.A. where he handled the firm's immigration cases. In additional to naturalization, James helped clients petition for immigrant visas, visa extensions, apply for an adjustment of status, petition to remove conditions on residence, apply to replace lost  permanent resident cards, as well as helped with fiancée visa and asylum cases.  

 

In July 2017, James established the Galloway Law Firm of Ponte Vedra Beach, PLLC and expanded his areas of practice beyond family based immigration. James currently handles employment sponsored immigration cases, including: EB-5 Investor Visas, L-1A Intercompany Executive and Manager, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Visas, H1-B and EB-3 Skilled Workers. James also represents his clients with family law matters, including: adoption by stepparent, dissolution of marriage, uncontested divorce, supplemental petition to modify timesharing, alimony and child support, as well as enhanced life estates, warranty deeds, wills, advance healthcare directives, and powers of attorney. Lastly, James handles civil litigation matters regarding civil rights, personal injury, land use development and contracts.  


James is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is an honorary, alumni initiate in the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the legal adviser for the Eta Psi Chapter at the University of Central Florida. James is also a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and the St. Johns County Bar Association. 

Education

Florida Coastal School of Law, Class of 2013, Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Florida State University, Class of 2008, Bachelor's of Arts in Social Science (B.A.)

Tallahassee Community College, Class of 2006, Associate in Arts, (A.A.) 

Terry Parker Sr. High School, Class of 2004, High School Diploma 

Speaking Engagements

FCSL Accepted Students Day - Fall and Spring 2014, Alumni Panel

Scholarly Articles

Native American Workplace Discrimination, 2013.