Jimerson Birr Partner James Birr Inducted Into University of North Florida Athletics Hall of Fame
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Jacksonville, Fla. – October 31, 2013 – The law firm of Jimerson & Cobb, P.A., is proud to congratulate its partner, James O. “Joby” Birr, III, on his recent induction into the University of North Florida Athletics Hall of Fame. As a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2014, Birr is recognized for his baseball career with the Ospreys from 1992 to 1995. He was named UNF’s first NCAA Division II All-American in 1995.
In playing more than 200 career games, Birr batted .353 in 51 games during his senior season, collecting seven homeruns, 41 RBIs along with 12 doubles, three triples and 25 stolen bases. His stolen base total ranks third all-time in the baseball team’s single season records, while his name is also listed among the Top 10 in several career statistical categories. Birr was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in June 1995.
“I am honored to be selected for induction by the UNF Athletics Hall of Fame,” Birr said. “I was fortunate to play on great baseball teams during my time at UNF, to have a coach that pushed me to be the best, and to have parents that were very supportive. I am proud to be a fonner UNF athlete and a part of a great tradition.”
Birr is a partner at Jimerson & Cobb and practices in the areas of construction law and business litigation. He is board certified by the Florida Bar in construction law and is AV Rated by Martindale- Hubbell. Birr is a member of Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2011 and is a multi-year winner of the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star award.
Formed in June 2009, Jimerson & Cobb is a Florida-based law firm that seeks to exceed client expectations through commitment to excellence and by adding value to its client’s businesses. Jimerson & Cobb handles commercial disputes with the same dedication and intensity whether a client is a Fortune 500 company or a privately held small business. Jimerson & Cobb clients are representative of many different business industries, including health care, construction, financial services, manufacturing and distribution. In 2013, the firm was named by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of Northeast Florida’s “Best Places to Work” and as one of the “Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies.”