About James S. Werter

James S. WerterJamesWerter


Office: Palm Beach County, Florida

Phone:  561.826.9310

Fax:  888-455-8482

E-mail: info@werterlaw.com

Background: Born April 17, 1954, and raised in New York City, James S. Werter, Esquire, graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York in 1980, majoring in Police Science after finishing an enlistment with the U.S. Air Force as a Security Policeman. He continued his law enforcement career as a Detective Investigator with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and as a Senior Investigator with the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Office before re-entering the military as an officer in 1981.

James S. Werter, Esquire entered the U.S. Navy as an Officer/Pilot with collateral duties in security, eventually cross-training in Naval Intelligence, assigned to Naval Investigative Service as a Reserve Officer/Agent while attending law school.

Upon his separation from active duty, James S. Werter, Esquire, attended University of Bridgeport School of Law, Connecticut, graduating in 1990, winning awards for Outstanding Legal Scholarship and Excellence in Legal Writing. Immediately after graduating, he returned to Florida where he spent his Navy career, beginning his law career as a prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office, Seventh Judicial Circuit, Daytona Beach, Florida. After three years, he opened his private practice and stayed in the northeast Florida area. Additionally, he taught law classes at Daytona Beach Community College.

Over the years, James S. Werter, Esquire, has handled a great number of family law cases, such as divorce/dissolution, paternity, child support, domestic violence. He has prosecuted and defended a wide range of criminal offenses, practicing in both misdemeanor and felony courts throughout the state of Florida. He has litigated real estate and various contract disputes. He has counseled in the areas of bankruptcy and debt relief in the U. S. District Court, Middle District-Jacksonville. However, he will never perform a disservice by taking a case outside his ability. He will find the right lawyer for the situation.

James S. Werter, Esquire has a reputation of competency, aggressiveness and integrity and has always related well to his clients and their needs based on his own values and roots. Contact him by telephone at 561.826.9310 or e-mail for an appointment.


Florida, 1990

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1993


Quinnipiac College School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut

University of Bridgeport School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut Juris Doctor – 1990

Honors: Outstanding Legal Scholarship

Honors: Excellence in Legal Writing

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, New York, New York B.S. – 1980

Major: Police Science


The Florida Bar

Palm Beach County Bar Association

Broward Beach County Bar Association

United States District Court


State Attorney’s Office, Florida Seventh Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 1991 – 1994

New York City Mayor’s Office, Midtown Enforcement Project, Senior Investigator

Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn, NY, Detective Investigator

U.S. Navy



Nancy Grace Show (HLN)

Jane Velez Mitchell “Issues” (HLN)

Dr. Phil Show

Florida local news stations and print news