Jim Seay, Esq.
Mr. Seay is a retired attorney, having practiced law for over 47 years, six years as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps, another 18 years with the Orlando law firm of Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, PA., and after that firm’s acquisition by the national and international law firm of Holland & Knight, another 23 years at that firm At both firms his practice focused on commercial real estate, including representation of local, regional, national and international real estate developers He served as Managing Partner of Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, and served on Holland & Knight’s Directors Committee. He is a 1970 honors graduate of the U.S Naval Academy, a 1974 honors graduate of the University of Florida Law School, where he was an Editor of the Law Review, and a 1989 graduate of Leadership Orlando. Mr. Seay has served on numerous civic boards, including the Economic Development Commission, the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Southern Ballet Theatre, the Central Florida Down Syndrome Association, Lighthouse Central Florida, the Orlando Science Center, and United Arts of Central Florida, including service as Chairman of the Board of both the Orlando Science Center and United Arts of Central Florida. He was a founding director and Chairman of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including Best Lawyers, Legal Elite, Central Florida Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, OBJ Veterans of Distinction, OBJ Corporate Philanthropist of the Year, and the United Abolitionists/Paving the Way Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. He is an Elder at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church. Mr. Seay resides in Apopka, Florida with his wife Sarah, and has four children and four grandchildren.
Mr. Seay has advised that when he learned about the general reading deficiencies and lack of dyslexia informed teaching in our current educational systems at an RCF event and saw the passion and effectiveness with which RCF was addressing these problems, he felt that his background and talents could be helpful in those efforts.