King Cunningham hired James P. Wilkes as an associate attorney in March of 2013. James focuses primarily on real estate transactions, providing excellent client service and attention in these areas. James works closely with real estate agents, lenders, buyers and sellers to ensure a positive closing experience for the parties as well as professionals involved in a transaction.
Jamie was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1970, the son of a Presbyterian Minister, and grew up in Georgetown, South Carolina, before moving to Myrtle Beach in 1983. Jamie attended Myrtle Beach High School, graduating in 1988, and then attended the College of Charleston, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1992. After graduating from college, Jamie moved to Los Angeles, California, for a time to work in the motion picture industry. There he learned much of the behind the scenes art of film making, while working for film producer and director Oliver Stone.
Missing the charm of the South, as well as family and friends, he eventually returned home and then attended law school at Mississippi College School of Law, where he earned his law degree, and he also attended Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College as a visiting student in the school’s Environmental Law program. Jamie graduated law school in 1997 and is licensed to practice law in the State of South Carolina.
Jamie has practiced law in the Myrtle Beach area since 1999, focusing primarily in commercial and residential real estate development and closing transactions. He has worked as in-house counsel for a major local real estate developer, overseeing the commercial leasing of a shopping center and working in the development of several golf courses and residential subdivisions. Jamie, currently, handles many of the residential real estate closing transactions at King Cunningham.
When not working, Jamie, a life-long surfer and golfer, enjoys spending time at the beach or on the links with his wife, Tricia and their three children.