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 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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1990||06/19/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|National Trial Lawyers Top 100||James Magazine||2014|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Board Certified Trial Attorney||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2013|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Florida Bar||2013|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Florida Bar||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Super Lawyer 2011||2011 Florida Super Lawyer||2011|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Certified National Board of Trial Advocacy||2010|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|Partner||Lucas, Green, Jefferis, Magee & Magazine, Pl||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|American Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|West Pasco Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Bertini v. Sam's Club||$789,000 verdict for plaintiff|
|Rios v. 21st Century Insurance Company||1,165,249|
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|Zidan Marketing & Media Blog||Lucas, Green, & Magazine: Sponsor Sand Soldiers Military Night||2012|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Baldwin-Wallace College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Campaign For Senator Bill Nelson||Senator Bill Nelson Engagement||2012|
|Alex Sink For Florida Governor||Alex Sink's Governor Campaign||2011|