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 Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and National Board of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Lawyer. Jim specializes in personal injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith claims throughout the State of Florida.
As a Martindale Hubbell “AV© Rated attorney, he is often called upon by his peers to litigate claims because of his experience inside the Courtroom. Jim is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Distinguished Counsel, Clearwater Bar Association, West Pasco Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents 2014 and 2015 Litigator Award recipient, and 2010 – 2016 named Florida Super Lawyer.