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Steven George Lavely

Steven George Lavely

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Criminal Defense

About Me

We are board certified civil and criminal trial lawyers.  We provide personal service and pride ourselves on being of great service to our clients.  As board certified lawyers we are proud of the fact we can call ourselves experts or specialists in our field.  We have a new vanity # 877 EXPERTS.  We are proud of this # (877) 397-3787 as only board certified lawyers can refer to themselves as experts.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Robert Gregory King

    Mr. Lavely is one of what is becoming a rare sort of personal injury lawyer. One who will obtain the full and fair value of a claim, even if it means going into the courtroom and trying the case. Many PI lawyers today are only prepared to settle your case for whatever the insurance company is willing to pay, even if it is not the full and fair value and some have never seen the inside of a courtroom.


    Robert King Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Jarrod Gregory King

    A lawyer earns his or her reputation in the courtroom. In today's day and age however, less and less attorneys are willing or have the skill set to successfully try cases. Steve is not one of those lawyers. Steve fights for his clients and is not afraid to try a case. His record in trial speaks for itself. It is a shame when those injured in accidents are further victimized due to the decisions they make regarding which lawyer they hire. If you hire Steve you will be treated fairly and fought for aggressively.


    Jarrod King Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

527 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL, 342058802

Lavely & Whyte

527 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL, 34208

721 First Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL



FLMember in Good Standing198405/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2012 Florida Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Civil trial board certificationFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2009
A.J. Cone Trial SeminarFlorida Justice Association2005
Group ChampionshipVinoy Golf Club Group Championship2002
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
Book Award ContractsUniversity of Miami School of Law1982

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyAssistant State Prosecutor1984 - 1986
Certified Legal InternDade County State Attorney's Office1983 - 1984

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Online BarN/A2012 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2010 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2005 - 2010
Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2004 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationN/A2003 - 2010
Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationN/A1989 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lilly v. Sydneyverdict for the plaintiff
Simon V. Response insurance companyPlaintiff prevailed with a verdict of almost 300k. Defendant relied unusual expert to discredit plaintiff. Cross examination of defendant's expert was complimented by the trial judge.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Clearwater Bar AssociationHow to get a multi million dollar verdict2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawlaw1984
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1980
King High School Tampa FloridaN/AN/A1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Clearwater Bar AssociationTen ways to get a multimillion dollar verdict2009
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationHow to win your personal injury case1999
American restaurant associationHow to avoid having your employer sued for a dram shop incident1995