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Steven W. Effman, P.A. 
Protecting the rights of children & families of divorce

Steven W. Effman

 maintains an active practice in the trial courts throughout South Florida, representing both men and women in all aspects of Matrimonial litigation. He has been a guest lecturer for the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Broward County Bar Association. While serving in the Florida House of Representatives, he was an active member of the Committee on Family Law and Children, sponsoring significant pieces of family-friendly legislation which advance the rights of parents and children. Mr. Effman has 25 years of experience in handling:

Steven W. Effman, P.A.

Alimony & Spousal Support

Modification of Custody, Support & Visitation

Child Support



Prenuptial Agreements


Restraining orders

Domestic Violence


Enforcement of Final Judgments 




Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    1 year
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    1 year
  3. Child Support: 20%
    1 year
  4. Alimony: 20%
    1 year
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    1 year



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Contact info

Steven W. Effman, PA

1250 South Pine Island Road.
Suite. 450
Plantation, FL, 33324-4419

1250 S Pine Island Rd Ste 450
Plantation, FL, 33324-4419



FLMember in Good Standing197706/19/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive197605/11/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in IL, 2005


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a specific period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSteven W. Effman PA1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Broward County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarN/A1981 - Present
Federal Trial Bar of Southern District of FloridaN/A1978 - Present
Florida BarN/A1977 - Present
Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of IllinoisN/A1977 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1976 - Present
Florida LegislatureState Representative1996 - 2000
City of Sunrise, FloridaCommissioner and Mayor1981 - 1996
Publication nameTitleDate
Student Lawyer MagazineElectronic Surveillance in America1975
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Hofstra University School of LawSecondary EducationMS - Master of Science1973
University of MassachusettsN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law SeminarLegislative Update1997