A Tampa Bay Injury Law Firm
The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine was founded in February 2000. Since its inception, the Lucas & Magazine Law Firm has grown considerably due to the basic principles of hard work and dedication to our clients’ needs. Our top-notch staff takes pride in handling every detail of our clients. Members of our support staff are also bilingual in Spanish, Polish and Greek.
At Lucas & Magazine, our attorneys are dedicated to aggressively representing their clients against powerful insurance companies. The firm litigates a substantial portion of its cases and often handles the litigation work for other attorneys. As managing partner, attorney Jeff Lucas assists in the coordination of the intakes of new clients, pre-suit personal injury cases, and pre-suit settlement negotiations. He also handles the administrative aspects of the firm.
Florida Bar Board Certified and National Board of trial Advocacy Civil Trial attorney, James L. Magazine joined our firm as a partner in March 2006. Jim has the reputation of being an aggressive, skilled litigator and manages our litigation department. Through his leadership, our firm litigates not only our own cases but for many other attorneys throughout the State of Florida. Jim’s wealth of knowledge and trial experience strengthens our firm’s presence in the courtroom. Jim has received an AV rating, the highest peer review rating awarded, in the Martindale-Hubbell National Legal Directory.
Lucas & Magazine has four (4) locations serving Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando County clients. Our Pinellas County office is located in the Prestige One Building on McCormick Drive in Clearwater. This office is fully staffed and serves our Pinellas County clients. An office in Spring Hill, Hernando County, was opened in 2010 and is also fully staffed to serve our Hernando and other adjacent northern counties. Our fourth staffed office opened in Wesley Chapel in February 2016.
Our main office in New Port Richey, Pasco County, actually consists of two buildings adjacent to each other located at 8606 Government Drive, roughly 150 feet from the south wall of the West Pasco Judicial Center. We are very easy to find. Just look for the green and brick buildings with the Statute of Liberty in front.
Our Pinellas County office is fully staffed and is located in Prestige Place on McCormick Drive in Clearwater. In 2010, we opened our Spring Hill Office, this office is also fully staffed to serve Hernando and other adjacent northern counties. In February 2016, we expanded into Eastern Pasco County with our fourth staffed office in Wesley Chapel.
Lucas & Magazine is dedicated to not only serving the needs of our clients but also giving back to the community in which our attorneys and staff reside. The firm has been involved in numerous community events held in the Pasco, Pinellas and Hernando County area. Jeff Lucas is on the Board of Dayspring Academy, a highly-regarded Charter School. Lucas & Magazine is committed to aggressively advocating for its clients and continuously reinvesting in the community. Every holiday season the firm takes all of the children of Joshua House shopping.
The team at Lucas Magazine holds a profound appreciation for the communities in which we operate. To help us realize our goals for charitable community contributions, we have established a foundation where we tithe our efforts and resources back into the community. We encourage you to visit our Lucas Magazine Community Foundation website and learn more about our efforts to help make a difference.
Tampa Bay Injury Attorneys Overview
Jeff Lucas began his legal career as a Public Defender in the Sixth Circuit. Jeff handled a large caseload and actually tried all types of misdemeanor and felony trials, including homicide. In 1995, he joined a Civil Litigation firm and handled hundreds of files ranging in complexity from simple county court matters to Wrongful Death and Civil Rights matters. To read more about Jeff – click here.
James L. Magazine was born in 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jim received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Baldwin Wallace College in 1986. He received his Juris Doctor from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1989. 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. Jim is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and his practice includes personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith claims throughout the State of Florida. To read more about Jim – click here.
Stephen H. Haskins was raised in Pinellas County and is a graduate of Dunedin High School. Steve received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Florida in December of 1975, having majored in accounting. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in December 1979 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in July 1980. Read more about Steve – click here.
Sam Newman (In Memoriam) grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida. Following high school, Sam served four and a half years in the United States Navy. His service included a tour of duty in Vietnam on river patrol boats. Upon discharge from the Navy, Sam attended Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida. He then transferred to the University of South Florida in Tampa where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in social science education. In December 1975, he received his law degree from Florida State University College of Law and was admitted to the Florida Bar to practice law in July of 1976. Sam Newman practiced law with us at the Law Offices of Lucas | Magazine from 2010 until 2017. Read More about Sam – click here.
Martin Macyszyn was born in Poland and moved with his family to the United States at a young age. He began his undergraduate education in Deland, Florida, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stetson University, Florida’s first private university. At the conclusion of his undergraduate work, Martin moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a master’s degree in public health. During his studies in Boston, Martin focused on the medical-legal aspects of public health, thus earning a concentration in health law. Read more about Martin – click here
Christopher Dyer is a native Floridian and has practiced in the Tampa Bay area his entire career. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Chris is licensed to practice law in Florida. Read more about Christopher – Click here
Nicholas Ottaviano was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He received his B.A. Degree from The University of Florida and his J.D. Degree from The University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he graduated in the top third of his class. Read more about Nick – Click here
Rebeca Sayers was born in Chicago, Illinois, grew up in Florida, graduating from Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida. She pursued her Bachelors of Arts in Education from the University of South Florida and subsequently obtained her law degree from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. Read more about Rebeca – Click here