Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorney & Bilingual Injury Litigation Lawyer

Jim L. Delgado

Managing Partner

Jim L. Delgado is a trial-tested and tenured personal injury attorney. Mr. Delgado is well known in Manatee County, and throughout the state of Florida, as a trusted and tenacious injury lawyer. To learn more about Mr. Delgado check out his full profile below.



Jim L. Delgado was born in El Paso, Texas, and graduated from J.M. Hanks High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was an Inertial Navigation Systems Specialist on F-4 Wild Weasels.
He graduated, summa cum laude, from the inter-American University of Puerto Rico. He then graduated from Stetson College of Law and received a master’s degree in business administration from Stetson University. 



After law school, Jimmy went to work for the Public Defender’s Office in Bradenton. While there, he gained valuable trial experience in criminal defense law in both misdemeanor and felony divisions.
Jimmy began his employment at Kallins & Little in October 1999 and was named partner in June of 2004. He practices primarily in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. 


Due to his involvement in the community, Delgado received the Manatee County Bar Association Community Service Award 2007 and the Florida Trends Best Up and Coming Attorneys Award in 2008.
Jimmy Delgado is a past president of the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Manatee Educational Television. He has served as a member of the Central Economic Development Committee, Manatee Community Action Agency, Legal Aid of Manasota, and Community Leadership Council for USF Sarasota-Manatee. He has also served as an attorney coach for St. Stephens Episcopal School Mock Trial Team and served as a judge in the Teen Court Program at the Manatee County Courthouse.
Jimmy was awarded the 2018 William Grimes Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service by the Manatee County Bar Association. This is the highest honor awarded by the association for community service. 


Personal Information

Delgado is married and has two children.



Bonnie Shelley

It was indeed a blessed day when I met David Shapiro. After having talked with other attorneys, it became clear that, for all intents and purposes, they discounted what had happened to my elderly father. They simply saw him as too old, too frail and with not much hope of garnering sympathy or justice because of his age and condition. David was different. He listened and he believed my goal was to expose the wrongs my father endured. David took my case and he did this very thing. In addition, he won. This unexpected blessing helped in the care of my elderly mother.

Through the course of time, I have seen and experienced the kindness and generosity of character that is David Shapiro. Not only is he extremely capable and knowledgeable in the law, he wants to help people who need an advocate and who truly have experienced injury in all its forms.

David is a fine attorney, a hope to anyone seeking legal services. He may truly be one of the last of the good guys. God bless you, David.

Jim Copeland

My experiences with David Shapiro are similar to those of others who have commented. He has great knowledge of the law and consistently demonstrates professionalism and sensitivity. David is a caring and compassionate soul, a true advocate, who one can trust to effectively represent one’s case to achieve the desired outcome and he is quite successful in his efforts. I never hesitate to recommend him.

Tess D.

In late 2014, I retained David Shapiro to represent me in a rear end automobile accident in which I was injured. After our first meeting, I knew that he had vast experience in the practice of personal injury law and knew how to address my case. He took the time to understand all of the facts surrounding my case and continually called to give me updates on his progress. He ultimately negotiated a settlement in my favor and the amount was much more than I expected. David and his experienced staff were simply terrific. I was treated with respect and they were always responsive to questions and progress reports. Hire David! P.S. I am an attorney also, and wanted the best lawyer on this case. I’m so glad I found Mr. Shapiro.

Michael Lisella

Handled my accident case with utmost respect and professionalism. Showed he truly cared and did not beat around the bush. Would always recommend him to anyone i know that’s been hurt in any auto accident.

Steven K.

I always recommend David Shapiro for any personal injury needs. He never exaggerates, always gives me the straight scoop. These days finding an honest attorney with integrity is a huge asset. David has handled several matters for my family and I and I recommend him without hesitation to be your attorney as well.

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(941) 954-4000

308 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 749-1446

433 8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221