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Eric Duane Stevenson

Car accident Attorney at Pensacola, FL

4.6   10 reviews

also known as Eric Stevenson, Eric D. Stevenson

  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 13 years
    Florida - FL 25 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2010
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Eric

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I am a problem solver by nature and enjoy tackling new and different pursuits. Besides practicing law and representing those in need, I also enjoy reading, gardening, fishing, hunting, simple carpentry, and playing drums in a rock and roll band Local Mullet. My proudest achievements are my children and the work I have done professionally and as a volunteer for social justice. It is my hope that what I do each day leaves the world a better place for my children and those around me.

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Stevenson Klotz, LLP
510 E. Zaragoza Street
Pensacola, FL, 32502
Stevenson Klotz
205 N. Conception St.
Mobile, AL, 36603
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Posted by Ted | September 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I have personally worked with Eric and observed his skill and dedication. He is an outstanding attorney with a deep desire to provide his clients with the best possible legal representation. I highly recommend contacting Eric if you have been injured.
Posted by Sean P | December 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Counselor
Simply stated, Eric Stevenson is a fantastic attorney. His professionalism, skill, and diligence in both case law research and litigation resulted in a dismissal of all charges on my behalf. The best advice that I've received in years was retaining Eric as my attorney.
Posted by Andrew | September 25, 2014
If you are confused and overwhelmed about a recent DUI charge, please read this review! Time is limited for Certain Aspects!
I was very confused concerning hardship license and procedures followed during my arrest and booking. I was referred to Eric by two other attorneys, and even during the free consultation, he gave me precise steps to obtain my hardship license IMMEDIATELY! Within 6 days of my arrest, I had a VALID Florida driver license again for hardship purposes. You have only 10 days to get started, so immediate action is necessary! Upon retaining Eric's services, He reviewed my case, filed a not guilty plea on my behalf, and began gathering facts. Eric surrounds himself with very professional people, one of which is a private investigator named John who gathered evidence and facts for us. Eric filed numerous items with the court on my behalf, including a motion to suppress some state evidence. This motion was granted and probably led to the offer of a reduced charge in the case. I was facing serious career damaging consequences due to a DUI on my record, and Eric was sensitive and responsive to my problems. His professionalism saved my livelihood and preserved my dignity. I very highly recommend Mr. Stevenson to represent you if you need a GREAT DUI attorney.
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Posted by Susan L. Dewberry | May 10, 2013
Attorney Stevenson and Attorney you can count on!
I found Attorney Stevenson to be a very trustworthy lawyer that did a great job of representation for one of my family members. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is need of a good lawyer. We had full confidence in his representation and he keep us well informed of what was to be expected. I could not imagine anyone not having good representation during a difficult time. To try and go into the court room without good representaion can be a very intimidating & extremly confusing. Attorney Stevenson gives good sound advice and has his client's best interest at heart!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2012
Great DUI attorney
I would highly recommend using Mr Stevenson if you are faced with a DUI charge. My case was very successful in that it resulted in a reduction to reckless driving. The outcome was great but the way that i was treated personally was just as wonderful. A DUI case has the potential to be a long ordeal and the worst thing about it is to not know or understand whats going on. Throughout the entire process Mr Stevenson made sure that i always knew what my options were and what possible outcome or penalties i was facing. Having any kind of legal problem can be frustrating and even scary, but having someone you can trust help you through it makes all the difference.
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Posted by Lisa | July 10, 2012
One of the most caring, competent attorneys you will find
I can not say enough positive things about Mr. Stevenson. He is one of the most caring individuals in his field. Mr. Stevenson had the courage to take on my case and the tenacity to stick with it. After three years of legal fights, Mr. Stevenson was able to finalize my case in my favor. I would not be where I am today without him. He always kept me informed of the status of my case. The secretary, legal assistant, and staff is wonderful. I would highly recommend Mr. Stevenson to anyone in needs of legal representation. My day to day job requires contact with many different types of attorneys. Mr. Stevenson is a professional in every aspect. He is highly ethical and has my complete and total respect.
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Posted by Richard Prevost | March 29, 2012
2 D.U.I.s in one summer; Both reduced to reckless driving. He absolutely saved my career and possibly my life.
I was already charged over the summer of 2006 with 2 DUI's and several other charges related to the traffic stop. I already had one DUI on my record and I was looking at number 2 and 3 in one summer with the possibility of hard time and no future. Eric Stevenson took a case with impossible odds and won both cases for me. If the outcome were different I would have been looking at up to 3 years in prison. He had both cases reduced to reckless driving because hr found critical errors the police made and turned the odd in my favor. I highly recommend him for his integrity and willingness to fight for his clients. You can depend on this person to do quality work and hopefully save your life too. If you are afraid and you know you and your family are facing the worst possible outcome you don't want to take any chances. Eric Stevenson is a proven winner. If you doubt any of this testimonial check Escambia and Santa Rosa county records for Richard T Prevost in 2006. You will see that the information I am giving is 100% true. Good luck to you and if you choose Eric Stevenson you likely don't need luck at all.
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Posted by Elaine Andrews | July 30, 2010
You won't find a better attorney in this area!!!
Eric Stevenson is an extremely competent and knowledgeable attorney. He kept me well informed throughout my DUI case. I have no doubt that I would not have fared as well as I did without his representation. I recommend Eric to anyone facing such an awful situation.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2009
I was charged with a DUI on Federal property. Mr. Stevenson was very straight forward with typical results of my case based on the data I gave him. He was honest about his projected output of the verdict and was able to defend my case to a not guilty verdict.
Posted by Christie | March 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't Waste Your Money
I would have been better off with a public defender. I wasted $5000 for nothing; he was always to busy to talk to me after he got my money of course. After that nothing. I did not have a criminal history, and it was really just a dui and another charge they gave probably only because I refused the test. I still got two years of probation. I so wish I would not have thrown my money away. I would have been just as good with a public defender if not better. I will say I love his paralegal, so she was very good. I wish I would have hired my divorce attorney; he was the same price and so much better; although I don't like his paralegal, but if I'm paying for an attorney there work is of the mist important to me!!! He talks a good game until he gets your money and then does as little as possible. I didn't even get adjudification withheld on the resisting arrest charge. A probation officer even told me I should have. Thanks for nothing but taking my money. Take my advice if you want a good personable attorney do not hire Eric Stevenson if you want to throw away money go right ahead.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stevenson Klotz, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sellers, Skievaski & Stevenson
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Of Counsel
  • David Lee Sellers
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Whibbs & Stone
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of David Lee Sellers
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Fuller, Johnson & Farrell
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Mark Lee Smith
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of the South
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Smith v. Tifft
  • Motion for Summary Judgment Denied in part and Granted in Part
  • Jay v Hendershott
  • Motion to Dismiss Granted on Individual Officers for Qualified Immunity
  • Siler v. Floyd
  • Motion for Summary Judgment Granted
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • 2003 - Present
  • Society of Criminal Defense Bar, Escambia County
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Trial Attorney
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • 2018
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pensacola High School
  • Effects of Drinking & Driving
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (29)
Endorse Eric
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a man that knows who he is and what his purpose in life is. He strives to seek justice for his clients and isn’t afraid to do what it takes to help others. He not only proves this in the court room but also by teaching other lawyers what he has learned. Not only is he a great lawyer, but he also is active in the community and civic organizations which include Pathways for Change, St. John’s Cemetery, and Governing Boards for Christ Church. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is a creative soul. He has music in his veins. He brings his creativity, passion, and fire in the legal realm, which makes him a skilled advocate with a fierce, but warm heart. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to Eric."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer! Mr. Stevenson is a very intelligent, creative, and hard-working attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Stevenson is an intelligent and caring individual who will stop at nothing to get justice for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a skillful and intelligent lawyer. He cares for his clients and gets great results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is a great trial lawyer who truly cares about his clients. Eric goes the extra mile when representing his clients. He gets them the justice and the compensation that they deserve. With great attention to detail and a thorough understanding of the law I can highly recommend Eric in any personal injury matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Eric for two days on legal matters. He is a traditional good lawyer who gets good results for his injured clients. I recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend and endorse Eric Stevenson. Eric's work ethic and expertise combine to provide excellent results for his clients. Eric is cool under pressure which is a must for an attorney taking your case to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Eric’s work as a litigator since he was an Assistant State Attorney years ago. He is extremely thorough, creative, socially adept and intelligent. He has become a star in the Northwest Florida area at defending those accused of driving under the influence. I have been a trial lawyer for thirty years, have a preeminent rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell ™ and would not stake my reputation or recommend someone who I truly did not believe is not only extremely effective but also has a high degree of personal and professional integrity. If a family member or close friend needed an accomplished DUI attorney in our area I would immediately send them to Eric Stevenson."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is a very good advocate for his clients and is a pleasure to work with. I gladly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Friend
"Eric is a smart and skillful advocate. He knows the law. I don't hesitate to refer clients to Eric."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a well respected lawyer and a tremendous advocate for his clients. I regularly refer clients to Eric for help."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Eric on a variety of issues over the last several years. Eric is smart and tenacious with an eye for detail and a unique focus on the needs of his clients. I certainly endorse and recommend Eric."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Stevenson is bar none one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Pensacola. When any of my clients have a criminal law issue, I send them to Mr. Stevenson. He is a consummate attorney and is never afraid to go the distance for his clients. While he is practical as an attorney, he is also creative, which lends him a distinct advantage as an effective lawyer in this area and which gives his clients the edge they need to succeed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stevenson is a great criminal defense attorney and he will aggressively defend his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Friend
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. I have known Eric for many years personally and as a colleague. I have seen Eric at work in the courtroom and he always impresses me with his skill and dedication."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Friend
"I know Eric both personally and professionally. He is a truly ethical person and attorney, and his attention to detail and his client's matters distinguish him from others. I have and will continue to suggest him when I have a person in need of the legal work he provides."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is a passionate advocate for his clients. I would hire him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is great trial attorney and has a complete knowledge of Duis."
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