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About Me

Born: 1963, Cleveland, Ohio

Practice: Personal injury, Wrongful death, Civil Litigation

Memberships:  Florida Bar Association, National Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Academy of Trial Lawyers, Clearwater Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association and West Pasco Bar Association, Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


James L. Magazine was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Jim graduated in 1986 from Baldwin Wallace College, located in Berea, Ohio, with a Bachelor Arts in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor from Cleveland Marshall College of Law located in Cleveland, Ohio in 1989.

Jim is an avid Cleveland Indians baseball fan. He played four years of college baseball and was named All Ohio Conference for four years. In 1984 he was ranked tenth in the nation for his college baseball batting average. In 1987 Jim discovered the wonderful climate of Florida while attending Spring Training tryouts with the Houston Astros.

Jim Magazine Top Auto Accident Attorney Award 150x150 James L. MagazineJim was licensed to practice law in the State of Florida in 1990. He is admitted to practice before the United States Middle and Southern District Courts in Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

In April of 2006, Jim joined our firm as a partner, bringing with him more than sixteen (16) years of personal injury litigation experience. Jim is a Board Certified Civil Trial  attorney who specializes in personal injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith claims throughout the State of Florida. Jim is often called upon by his peers to litigate claims because of his experience inside the Courtroom.  Jim is also a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Car Accidents: 25%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Magazine. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


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Contact Info

Lucas, Green & Magazine

8606 Government Drive
New Port Richey, FL, 34654-5510

Lucas, Green, & Magazine

2600 McCormick Drive, Suite 130
Clearwater, FL, 33764

Lucas, Green, & Magazine

2190 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL, 34606



FLMember in Good Standing199009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
National Trial Lawyers Top 100James Magazine2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Board Certified Trial AttorneyNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar2013
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super Lawyer 20112011 Florida Super Lawyer2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCertified National Board of Trial Advocacy2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLucas, Green, Jefferis, Magee & Magazine, Pl2006 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida BarMemberN/A
National Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Clearwater Bar AssociationMemberN/A
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMemberN/A
West Pasco Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bertini v. Sam's Club$789,000 verdict for plaintiff
Rios v. 21st Century Insurance Company1,165,249
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Publication NameTitleDate
Zidan Marketing & Media BlogLucas, Green, & Magazine: Sponsor Sand Soldiers Military Night2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Baldwin Wallace CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Campaign For Senator Bill NelsonSenator Bill Nelson Engagement2012
Alex Sink For Florida GovernorAlex Sink's Governor Campaign2011