About James Wm. Knowles

James Wm. Knowles is a native Floridian. After graduating from Manatee High School, he attended Florida State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He attended Gonzaga University, obtaining a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1979. Upon graduating from law school Jim returned to Bradenton to establish his law firm and has been a practicing attorney in Manatee and Sarasota Counties focusing primarily in the areas of Guardianship, Probate, Estate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, and Real Estate since 1980.  


  • Florida Bar Association, 1980 to Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association

Areas of Practice:

  • Guardianship
  • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning, Wills, Trust, Advanced Directives
  • Real Estate