James W. DePalo Jr. was born in New York City, NY, and moved to Southwest, Florida with his family in 1996, and has been a resident of Naples, FL for over 25 years. Jimmy grew up playing competitive organized sports, specifically baseball for his father, Jim Sr., was a former professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees organization. Jimmy Jr. played ball throughout the state and nation notably playing in the 2003 Triple Crown World Series, the 2004 Junior Olympics, and the exclusive pre-draft professional scout invite-only 2005 Florida Diamond Club. Jimmy was a four-year varsity letterman at Gulf Coast High School and was in pursuit to continue his baseball career in to college before having to call it quits after undergoing three arm surgeries abruptly ending his amateur baseball career. Jimmy transitioned his passion for sports in to his education making the Dean’s List multiple times and completing his undergraduate earning two degrees in Marketing and Sports Management from Florida Gulf Coast University in Estero, FL. He furthered his education by earning his Juris Doctor degree as well as a Certificate in Sports Law from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL.
Jimmy’s involvement in the local Southwest, Florida community throughout the years has enabled him to develop and maintain a network of trusted professional and personal relationships with locally-owned companies and businesses owners alike. He has experience working in personal injury, sports law, and has a strong desire to help and aid homeowners with their damaged property claims now transitioning in to the realm of Insurance law. The combination of Jimmy’s education, his competitive nature, his founded relationships and associations, work ethic and reputation allow him to be a valuable asset to the VishioForry team.