Helping you overcome the hurdles of life

Helping you to overcome the hurdles of life ... our areas of expertise!

Aviation Law

Aviation Law is about airplanes, people and pilots, and it also deals with legal concerns surrounding air travel and business related issues. Aviation law includes permits and licensing for construction and operation of airports and working with the Department of Transportation, DOT, and the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA. Aviation law can be considered a matter of international law at times, due to travel to foreign countries.

Jim Wade is an experienced private pilot and understands the business and legal aspects of aviation law and federal regulation. Aviation matters, in most cases, are regulated by Federal law but some areas overlap so the laws of the State of Florida also apply. A skilled attorney knowledgeable in state and federal aviation laws, regulations and case law can help you with questions or concerns related to Aviation Law. Call WADELAW for assistance. Unfortunately, many aviation accidents, airplane crashes, and even an on the ground plane crash or runway incursion, are the results of negligence and result in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death.

Whether the negligent act was committed by a careless pilot, a tired air traffic controller or an inadequately trained mechanic or maintenance worker, an airplane crash is always serious. If you have questions regarding personal injury or wrongful death related to a crash or aviation law, call WADELAW – our motto is Overcoming the Hurdles of Life.

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Personal Injury

Personal injury refers to physical or emotional injury to the body, such as a broken bone, or a cut or bruise. Personal injury or bodily injury often results from car wrecks, truck crashes or other auto accidents, slip and fall cases, airplane crashes and physical assaults or attacks, as well as from negligent nursing home abuse and failure to follow the required standard of care.

Personal injury law is a form of civil litigation specifically known as Tort Law, and typically arises when someone has physical injuries resulting from the negligent act or acts of another party. A tort action is usually for the recovery of money for damages caused by a breach of a duty or a negligent act or omission. The most common types of personal injury include but are not limited to: nursing home abuse or neglect, medical malpractice, negligent tort, auto accidents, truck crashes, severe injury, slip and fall, premises liability, and Wrongful death. If negligence or neglect is proven, the injured party is entitled to compensation. The judicial court system and legal process regarding recovery for a personal injury is quite complex, so having an attorney is critical.

Please call us today for a free consultation and evaluation of your case so that you don't lose valuable time or … your rights. If you have questions regarding personal injury cases, call WADELAW – our motto is Overcoming the Hurdles of Life.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect are serious problems which attorney James E. Wade, III of WADELAW has been fighting against for over 10 years, having filed hundreds of lawsuit complaints against nursing home chains and operators. Abuse or neglect of our elderly residents and infirm citizens in nursing homes, NH’s, adult living facilities, ALF’s, or hospitals should not be tolerated. When it comes to taking care of those who can no longer take care of themselves, “neglect” is a form of abuse. You should take any and all steps necessary to protect the safety of those you love from nursing home abuse or neglect, or elder abuse.

Wade Law, Nursing Home Abuse If you recognize the signs of elder abuse or neglect, please contact us immediately so we can help you enforce your legal rights, as well as the nursing home resident’s rights provided by state law. The injuries suffered by abuse or neglect in a nursing home, ALF or hospital often include decubitus ulcers or pressure sores, known as bed sores, broken bones from falling, dehydration, over medication, under medication, and sometimes actual physical and/or sexual abuse, resulting in personal injury or wrongful death, in addition to violation of the nursing home resident’s bill of rights. Remember to contact us prior to placing your loved one in a nursing home so we can help you review the nursing home agreements. Don't sign your legal rights away without consulting with us first.


If you have questions regarding nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect or elder abuse, call WADELAW – our motto is Overcoming the Hurdles of Life.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is a legal dispute or battle between two or more parties seeking monetary damages or injunctions, rather than criminal actions. WADELAW offers a wealth of litigation experience in many different states. We can strategically represent your interests in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations, at the federal, state and local level.

Several areas of civil litigation that we represent include, but are not limited to: boundary disputes, fence encroachments, easement disputes, commercial leases, tenant evictions, mortgage foreclosures, civil theft, and dog bites. Civil litigation also includes lawsuits seeking money damages resulting from the negligent acts of others which have caused personal injury, wrongful death or property damage.

Criminal Law

Don't take chances with your liberty and freedom. If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a criminal charge, and needs the services of a criminal defense attorney, please contact us immediately. Timing is important in any area of law, but often is critical in criminal defense matters. Let us help guide you through the complex processes and choices that often come with criminal law. WADELAW is a respected firm in the area of criminal law, and our clients can expect prompt, respectful service.

We have represented hundreds of clients facing a variety of criminal charges such as: DUI, drunk driving, driving while impaired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driver’s license suspensions and revocations, speeding tickets, assault, battery, trespass, domestic violence, theft, grand theft, possession and sale of drug charges, sexual assault, rape, child abuse.

If you have questions regarding an arrest or criminal law charges, call WADELAW – our motto is Overcoming the Hurdles of Life.

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Golf Cart Accidents

Golf cart accidents are no laughing matter. Every year, hundreds of Americans are killed or seriously injured in accidents involving golf carts. Golf carts are an accepted means of transportation in today's active adult or retirement communities, thus golf cart wrecks occur, much like incidents involving automobile crashes.

If you have suffered loss or injury due to an accident due to negligent operation of a golf cart, please contact us.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death is a cause of action by the Personal Representative of the Estate of a deceased seeking to recover damages for the loss suffered by the spouse or children left behind. Damages which may be recovered for the wrongful death of a loved one vary depending on the specific facts regarding lost wages or accumulation of income, age of decedent and age and number of beneficiaries, health and related medical expenses, amount of funeral expenses, etc. Recovery is also dependent upon the cause of death, whether related to auto accident, plane crash, or medical malpractice.

If you have questions regarding wrongful death claims or procedures and potential damages recoverable by family members regarding the negligent acts or omissions of others, call WADELAW – our motto is Overcoming the Hurdles of Life.

Probate and Financial Legal Issues

Many families think they can't afford to have a lawyer's guidance in creating important documents to protect their families' future. This is not the case at WADELAW. We have been helping families protect their financial futures for over 25 years. We offer legal assistance in the following areas: estate and probate administration, wills, revocable trusts, guardianship, durable powers of attorney, living wills, designation of health care surrogates, etc.

Additionally, WADELAW handles probate litigation such as will contests involving undue influence or lack of testamentary capacity regarding execution of wills or other legal documents. We also litigate matters seeking to set aside fraudulent transfers.

Equestrian Law

Equestrian Law – legal issues related to horses. This area of law is intertwined with real estate, insurance, liability issues for property damage and personal injury. It also relates to contract disputes over breeding issues, boarding fees, mechanics liens for fees and costs incurred in the care of horses, such as farrier or veterinarian services. Occasionally horses, or their owners, are involved in transportation matters or accused of trespassing for getting off the beaten path.

If you have questions regarding horses or related legal issues, call WADELAW – our motto is Overcoming the Hurdles of Life.

Real Estate Law – The Villages, Bushnell and Wildwood

Attorney James Wade handles Real Estate transactions in the cities of Bushnell, The Villages, and Wildwood, Florida in Sumter County. His real estate law firm, WADELAW, P.A., also prepares real estate contracts, title searches, title insurance, and other real estate documents, and conducts real estate closings for properties throughout central Florida, including Sumter, Lake, Hernando, Citrus and Marion Counties, but primarily in Bushnell, Wildwood and The Villages.

A typical real estate closing handled by a lawyer or attorney in The Villages, Bushnell, Wildwood, or other Sumter County cities includes a real estate contract, warranty deed, promissory note and mortgage, title insurance search, title insurance policy and a real estate closing statement. Most people prefer to have a real estate lawyer or real estate attorney, such as James Wade, and his firm, WADELAW, P.A., coordinate and handle all aspects of their purchase or sale of real estate throughout central Florida, including Bushnell, Wildwood, The Villages and Sumter County.

Practicing law in Sumter County and throughout central Florida since 1983, attorney James Wade has over 25 years experience in real estate law. His experience includes purchase and sales contracts, closings, title insurance, mortgage foreclosures and defense, tenant evictions, quiet title suits, partition actions, easement and boundary disputes and litigation. If you have any questions or need assistance overcoming the hurdles of life regarding any real estate matters in Bushnell, Wildwood, The Villages, Sumter County or the surrounding counties of Lake, Citrus, Hernando, or Marion, visit, or call 866-WADELAW (866-923-3529), or 352-568-2500.