God in the Work Place
Thank you to the Honorable
James V. Pierce for speaking to the Christian Chamber of Commerce Tampa Bay on Wednesday, October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021
Noon Lunch & Program
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Judge James V. Pierce is an acting Circuit Court Judge in the Unified Family Court Division for the Pinellas County 6th Judicial Circuit where he presides over cases involving juveniles, child abuse, adoptions, divorces, child custody and guardianships. He was appointed to serve as a Pinellas County Judge in 2006 by former Governor Jeb Bush.
In 2010 Judge Pierce organized and presided over Florida’s First Homeless Court sessions in an effort to prevent minor criminal cases from standing in the way of defendants’ efforts to emerge from homelessness. In 2016, Judge Pierce organized the 6th Judicial Circuit’s first Boy’s Court that targets male juvenile delinquents to B_uild O_ptimal Y_outh S_uccess through character development, enlightening speakers, mentoring, community service, tutoring and academic enrichment.
Judge Pierce received the following awards and honors: May 2016 FreshStart Innovative Mentorship Beacon of Light Award for exemplifying extraordinary community service; May 2013 John U. Bird Award from Clearwater Bar Association in grateful recognition of Extraordinary Service on the bench; May 2013 Law Day Recipient of St. Petersburg Bar Association Judicial Appreciation Award for continuing commitment to improve the quality of justice in the 6th Judicial Circuit.
Judge Pierce is a 1980 graduate of Bethune – Cookman University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with honors. He was inspired by the institution’s motto: “Enter to learn and depart to serve.” His philosophy in life: “It does not mattter what your circumstances are in life, but what matters is what you decide to do with your circumstances.” In 1983 he received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Stetson University College of Law. His legal practice included the 6th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office from 1984 -1996 and Claim Litigation Counsel for State Farm Insurance Company from 1996 -2006. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of law in the Trial Advocacy Program.
He has published many articles in legal journals and newspapers and in 2017 published a book, entitled: FROM FIELDS to COURTS. The book was written to inspire and inform its readers that regardless of the challenging circumstances and adversity in your life, whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve. The book is about how a poor, black, country boy in the segregated South was inspired by his grandparents and many others to become the first member of his family to graduate from college, finish law school, become an attorney, and be appointed as a judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Pinellas and Pasco County. From Field to Courts is a remarkable and galvanizing true story about a person overcoming adversity, learning the value of education, and refusing to accept failure over success. From Fields to Courts is available for purchase on Amazon.
Judge Pierce, an avid golfer and sports fanatic enjoys kayaking and bicycling with his wife, Charmaine. His other past times include chess, swimming, reading, and walking his dogs, Mia (havanese) an Zeus (American Pit Bull).