Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorney & Martindale Hubbell Rated Lawyer

James M. Horne


James M. Horne is a decorated injury and medical malpractice attorney. He has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell and awarded the status of an AV-Preeminent rated attorney. If you, or a loved one, have been injured in an accident Shapiro I Delgado can help. To learn more about James please read his full bio below.



Attorney James Horne graduated from the Florida International University College of Law with Honors in 2012 and was admitted to the Florida Bar that same year. He received the book award for the highest grade in Constitutional law and Business Associations. Prior to attending law school, he attended Florida International University and graduated with high honors with a Bachelor of Business Administration where he concentrated on Finance and International Business.

Florida International University College of Law – Juris Doctor, cum laude.
Books Awards: Constitutional Law and Business Organizations
Florida International University – Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Finance, magna cum laude



James practices in the areas of complex medical malpractice and personal injury law/wrongful death. He is fortunate to have a Medical Doctor, who co-counsels all of the medical malpractice cases for the firm. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and the US Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.


James has been actively involved with the Manatee County Bar Association (MCBA) and Legal Aid of Manasota. He was the past president (2017) and current board member of the Young Lawyers Division. He has won the Pro Bono Services Award from the Legal Aid of Manasota for providing free legal services to the survivors of domestic violence.


Personal Information

Jay is married and has one son. He enjoys golf and traveling in his free time.

Notable Medical Malpractice cases:

Failure to properly monitor a mother and baby shortly after birth resulting in severe permanent brain damage to the baby (Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement reached)

Misread of an MRI, which lead to a failure to promptly treat a spinal cord infection (Confidential Six-Figure Settlement Reached)

Notable Automobile cases:

Automobile accident- $250,000 settlement.


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