James M. Horne


James “Jay” Horne is an AV-Preeminent rated aggressive litigation attorney, who focuses his practice on medical malpractice, personal injury and family law matters. He has successfully represented clients from case inception through trial and appeals in state and federal court. Jay was born and raised on the Suncoast. He is married and proud father to a one year old son. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, golfing and distance running during the cool months.


Attorney James “Jay” Horne graduated from Florida International University, magna cum laude, with his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2009. He majored in Finance and International Business. Then he graduated from Florida International College of Law, cum laude, in 2012 and was admitted to The Florida Bar that same year. While in law school, Jay achieved the highest grade (Book award) in Constitutional Law and Business Associations.

Activities, Associations And Awards

Jay is a member of the Florida Justice Association, The Manatee Inn of Court, Manatee and Sarasota County Bar Associations. He has served as the president of the Young Lawyers Division of the MCBA and on the Board of Directors of the MCBA. In 2018, he was selected as a Bennett scholar by The Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers’ section and completed the Advanced International Advocacy Course at the University of Oxford in England.

He has also received the Pro Bono Service Award from the Legal Aid of Manasota for providing free legal services to the survivors of domestic violence.


Every case is unique. Every case deserves your attorney’s full, undivided attention. At James Horne Law, you will receive top notch legal representation in your time of need. Few attorneys enjoy the courtroom where the stakes could not be higher. Jay thrives in that environment and knows what is required to be successful in jury (medical malpractice and personal injury) and non-jury (family law) settings.

Media Appearances

Legally Exhausted Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4eitJtHC2Y

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect while working with you?

You can expect to be treated like family. My promise is to return all phone calls within twenty-four hours. We will fight for you every step of the way to ensure you get the best possible results. 

What makes you different from other law firms?

Our goal is to provide each client with top notch service and the best possible legal representation. We also strive to handle your case in an expedient manner. All too often other law firms let their client’s cases sit on the assistant’s desk and make you move your own case along by calling your lawyer for updates. We will call you with the updates and not the other way around. We can do that by actively monitoring and working on your case. 

What makes you qualified to handle my case?

I have successfully handled every facet of medical negligence, hurricane and personal injury cases from intake to trial. Over my career, I have devoted 100% of my practice to litigation and representing people wronged by others. I have never ever represented an insurance company. 

Will you take my case to trial if necessary?

Yes. I will not accept representation in a case where I am not 100% prepared to take the case to the jury if the insurance company does not want to be reasonable and belittle the harms caused to you through no fault of your own.

Who will handle my case?

I will handle your case. I will not delegate your case to anyone else. My paralegal is great, but you hired me. I restrict the size of my practice so that all of my clients get the attorney you hired and trusted to represent you.

Experienced, Honest, Transparent

James M. Horne is an experienced medical malpractice, injury, and family law attorney. He has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell and awarded the status of an AV-Preeminent rated attorney. Superlawyers has also recognized Mr. Horne, which is only bestowed on the top 5% of attorneys.

Why Choose James Horne Law?

Honesty & Transparency

We’re always 100% upfront and will let you know if we don’t think you have a case.

Stellar Reputation

Track record of litigating the tough cases for big results.

Never Pay Unless We Win

No cost to you unless we win. Our fee is taken directly out of the recovery.