Martin County Bar Association
Member Spotlight - January 2021
James “Mac” Stuckey
Undergrad? IRSC in Fort Pierce, and FAU in Boca Raton Law School? Notre Dame Law
How long have you been practicing law?
Since November 1977.
Why did you want to be an attorney?
Didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up (still don’t) and a law degree gave me lots of options. My original career choices of a newspaper reporter and English teacher were unbelievably under-compensated (still are), and I wanted to be able to help people but make a good living doing it.
What do you like most about it?
The freedom it gives me to work for good people and make a difference in my community.
What don’t you like?
The adversarial system which takes years to resolve issues and costs too much to solve any problem. If we could just admit the truths and not have to advocate half-truths, we could reach solutions while they still matter and before the client runs out of money.