Steve is one of Taylor Day’s founding members and currently serves as Of Counsel to the firm. In his more than 40 years of practice, he has held numerous community and legal positions of high regard. He is a respected member of the community and a sought-after legal representative. Following law school, he served in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps for four years.

Today, he limits his practice to the representation of insurance companies, agents, and reinsurers in coverage and extra-contractual litigation. Steve’s past experience, however, has included trials and appeals in a variety of fields, including first and third-party insurance defense claims, commercial litigation, banking, class actions, environmental law, constitutional law, and the representation of physicians and hospitals in professional negligence proceedings.

His honors and awards speak to his success as a legal professional, and the praises from his colleagues depict the kind of attorney who doesn’t want to say “no.” Steve will go above and beyond to secure the most favorable result – it is a trait his clients have come to depend on.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • The Florida Bar, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1968
  • The State Bar of California, 1973 (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981

RELATED BRIEFINGS

Education
  • University of Florida College of Law, 1968, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, 1965, B.A.
Honors & Awards
  • American College of Coverage Counsel
  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2009 – 2015
  • Named one of North Florida’s top lawyers by 904 Magazine
  • The Florida Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Rated*
*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, 1968
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Florida Bar, 1968 (Admissions Committee, 1974 – 1977; Civil Rules of Procedure Committee, 1982 – 1986; Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, 2001 – 2002)
  • The Florida Bar Foundation (Life Fellow; Board of Directors, 1985 – 1997; Chairman, Law Student Assistance Grant Committee, 1990 – 1993; Chairman, Legal Assistance to the Poor Grant Committee, 1994 – 1995; Member, Executive Committee, 1990 – 1997; President, 1996 – 1997; Endowment Trustee, 1997 – 2001)
  • The Florida Counsel of Bar Association Presidents, 1997
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 1977 – 1980 (Chairman, 1979 – 1980)
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission, 1988 – 1992
  • International Association of Defense Council
  • Jacksonville Association of Defense Council, President, 1980 – 1981
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Board of Directors, 1974 – 1976
  • Jacksonville Bar Association (Past Member and Chairman, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1973; Past Member, Professionalism Committee)
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