Jim Pickens has been a resident of Volusia County, Florida for over 30 years. He attended Sugar Mill Elementary School, Silver Sands Middle School, Spruce Creek High School, and was a member of the first graduating class of Atlantic High School. Jim obtained his B.A. Degree at The University of Georgia, where he double majored in Management and Management Information Systems. Jim obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Barry University and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011. As a law student, Jim was a Judicial Extern for Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano, a Research Assistant to Professor Patrick Tolan, a founding member of the Earth Jurisprudence and Environmental Justice Law Journal and served as an Executive Editor, and was a Certified Legal Intern for the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society. Jim served as an Assistant State Attorney before joining Kinsey, Vincent, Pyle, P.L. in 2013 where he is now a Partner.
Jim is a member of Leadership Daytona Class XXXV; a founding Board Member of the Volusia County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; and is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating obtainable by an attorney. Jim is also a member of The Fund® and an authorized signatory for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.