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If you have been injured by the fault of another then I know what you're going through because I've been on both sides of the desk – as a lawyer and as a client. In May of 1974 at the intersection of US 41 and Cortez Road in Bradenton, a car ran a red light and hit me broadside. Unfortunately, I was riding a motorcycle. I lost the big toe on my right foot, and my ankle was fused. I endured over a dozen surgeries and was in a cast for over a year. I know something about pain and suffering. I felt the insurance company was less than fair with me, and I have made it my life's mission to protect others from the unfair tactics used by insurance companies.




Languages spoken: Spanish, German, Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Motorcycle Accident: 30%
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
  3. Car Accidents: 30%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%



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  • Anthony Carbone

    I have always admired how strongly steve Heintz is dedicated to his clients. He represents his clients with passion and pride. He is a true advocate and an excellent trial lawyer. I am proud to endorse Steve Heintz.


    Anthony Carbone Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Jason Christopher Mulholland

    Steve Heintz has my highest possible endorsement. I have known him for more than 10 years. He is an excellent trial attorney and legal strategist. In their time of loss, Steve is there to help families get the justice they deserve.


    Jason Mulholland Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Heintz & Becker

905 Sixth Ave W
Bradenton, FL, 342054954

Heintz & Becker

2033 Main St
Sarasota, FL, 34327



FLMember in Good Standing198009/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified Civil Trial (re-certified)The Florida Bar2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers Association2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Selected for inclusion in SuperLawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Selected for inclusion in SuperLawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate (re-certified)National Board of Trial Advocacy2009
Board Certified in Civil Trial (re-certified)The Florida Bar2008
Selected for inclusion in SuperLawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2008
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Selected for inclusion in SuperLawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Selected for inclusion in SuperLawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate (re-certified)National Board of Trial Advocacy2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Board Certified in Civil Trial (re-certified)The Florida Bar2003
Board Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy1999
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerThe Florida Bar1998
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHeintz & Becker1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Police Athletic LeagueFootball Coach2002 - 2009
Florida Justice AssociationPresident's ClubN/A
American Association for JusticeSustaining MemberN/A
Manatee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Proksosch v M.A.S.S. Services4.5 million dollar settlement
DeTurk v Alvarez1.5 million dollar settlement on $100,000 policy
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida EvidenceAdmissibilty of and Objections to Evidence1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of South FloridaN/ABA1977
Manatee Junior CollegeBusiness AdministrationAA1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Southern Trial Lawyers Association New Orleans ConferenceCollecting Bodily Injury Damages from Property Damage Coverage2012