Areas of Practice
Trusts and estates
Real Estate Law
Non-Contested Family Law
About James Manfre
For more than 25 years, I worked within the law enforcement sector as an elected sheriff for Flagler County, Florida and as a prosecutor and investigator in New York.
As an elected sheriff, I successfully managed a team of 275 employees and a $25 million budget. During my eight years as sheriff, I successfully restructured and streamlined the management staff and organization saving 5% of the total budget that was reinvested into personnel training and salary increases.
In addition, I managed the design and construction of a 3,000 square foot district office, a 35,000 square foot operation center and a 270-bed inmate facility expansion. Each facility was constructed under budget with more space than projected collectively saving 1.3 million dollars (5% of total budget).
Under my leadership, we transformed the organization technologically by upgrading our software and servers, implementing a paperless crime reporting system and introducing body cameras to our patrol division. Body cameras were effective in increasing accountability to line deputies and reducing complaints and use of force incidents from the public.
As sheriff, I was a passionate advocate for the medical marijuana amendment that was approved by 71% of the voters in the November 2016 election. l lobbied the Florida House and Senate for a legislative alternative to a Constitutional amendment.
Prior to being elected as sheriff, I have also successfully created a real estate development company using my management, real estate, and legal skills while working with the local municipalities to obtain approvals for residential and commercial uses. As part of my real-estate experience I am also a licensed realtor.
I am an avid golfer and sports enthusiast with a passion for politics and pancake creations on Sunday morning for my family.