Jim Ross is the lead investigator for Hoyer Law Group, PLLC. Jim comes to the Hoyer Law Group from James Hoyer, P.A., where he investigated scores of cases for 18 years. Prior to that, Jim spent 25 years investigating fraud, corruption and wrongdoing in public and private office. His investigative work includes integrating computer databases and other technological tools into cutting-edge investigations that yield the best possible results for individual clients.
Prior to working for private law firms, Jim worked for the Economic Crimes Unit of Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth, where he successfully conducted legal investigations involving tens of millions of dollars in cases against banks, insurance companies, publishing companies and funeral homes.
Jim also spent 20 years working in the investigative reporting field, most recently with the Tampa Tribune’s Capitol News Bureau in Tallahassee, investigating government, politics and organized crime, exposing corruption and fraud. Several times, these investigations led to acknowledgement of wrongdoing, program changes, new laws and action against officials, including suspensions and resignations.
He also worked as an enterprise reporter and business news editor in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, for large and small newspapers and for a family-owned statewide business magazine.
Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University (B.A., 1976) and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential in 1999. He lives with his wife and two children in Tallahassee.