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     Since receiving my law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in
1976, I have practiced law in the field of securities regulation and
litigation continuously for 35 years, first as an Assistant Attorney
General for the State of Missouri, then as an Enforcement Attorney with
the SEC, and finally as a private practitioner since 1982.  In 1987 I co-founded
a "boutique" securities litigation/arbitration law firm in Atlanta,
Georgia, and was a partner in that firm until 2006, when I moved
to the Jacksonville, Florida area. 

     I am admitted to practice in the
states of Florida, Georgia and Missouri, and was board-certified by The
Florida Bar as an expert in the field of business litigation in 2009. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of
the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved
for certification by The Florida Bar. There are fewer than 225
board-certified business litigation attorneys in the State of Florida,
and only 12 board-certified business litigation lawyers in Jacksonville.
Certified lawyers in business litigation specialize in helping people
resolve disputes arising from business relationships. This field
includes litigation in state and federal courts, and before
administrative agencies, mediators and arbitrators.  I have also
received the highest rating (“AV”) awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell
directory of lawyers.

     I am a member
of the Association of Securities & Exchange Commission Alumni, the
Jacksonville Bar Association, and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar
Association.  Since 2009 I have served as the vice-president and a
director of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.


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Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 70%
    40 years
  2. Federal Regulation: 10%
    40 years
  3. Insurance: 10%
    40 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    40 years



Hourly ($350-375/hour), contingent (25-40%)

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  • Kyndra L. Mulder

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Steven Gard for a number of years through the local bar association. He is exceptional in his analysis of legal issues, a true advocate for his clients and has a reputation for his integrity.


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  • Christopher Tanner Vernon

    Steve is well respected by both the plaintiff's bar and the defense bar in the securities litigation and arbitration field. He quickly and effectively assesses even complex securities issues.


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Contact info

Reznicsek, Fraser, White & Shaffer P.A.

4230 Pablo Professional Ct Ste 200
Jacksonville, FL, 322243223


FLMember in Good Standing200606/19/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 197907/15/2016
MOGood Standing, Active197601/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certification in Business Litigation LawThe Florida Bar2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Enforcement AttorneyUnited States Securities and Exchange Comm.1978 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
J. Martin Rodgers, M.D. v. Provident Insurance Company;Jury verdict in client's favor exceeding $1 million
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976