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My practice concentrates in the area of Civil Litigation, including but not limited to, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Franchise Litigation, Construction Litigation, Probate Litigation, Breach of Contract, Business Torts, Theft of Trade Secrets, Enforcement and Defense of Restrictive Covenants, Landlord and Tenant Law, and Fair Labor Standards.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%

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  • Alexander Irlin

    I endorse this lawyer. Stephen is a Florida Board Certified Business Litigation attorney and Stephen was my co-counsel on a complex business / corporate matter and had demonstrated exceptional knowledge, expertise and litigation skills which helped obtain the most favorable results for our mutual clients.


    Alexander Irlin Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gary Michael Schaaf

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have found Steve to be a worthy adversary and quite thorough.


    Gary Schaaf Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Padula Bennardo Levine LLP

101 Plaza Real South Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL, 33432


FLMember in Good Standing199906/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2014
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar2014
Board Certified - Business LitigationFlorida Bar2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
HonoreeCambridge Who's Who2008
HonoreeStrathmore's Who's Who2000
Moot Court WinnerUniversity of Miami School of Law1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerPadula Hodkin, PLLC2011 - Present
OwnerPadula & Grant, PLLC2008 - 2010
OwnerPadula Law Firm2007 - 2008
PartnerGelch Taylor Hodkin Kopelowitz & Ostrow, P.A.2003 - 2007
AssociateOsherow & Associates, P.A.1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the State of ColoradoMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2000 - Present
South Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Florida Bar, Litigation SectionMember1999 - Present
Palm Beach County Legal Aid SocietyMember1999 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Oceana Publications, Inc. v. Costa, et al.Jury verdict in favor of Defendants
Icarus Investments v. MWC Group, et al.$16.5 Million Judgment after trial
The Knight Group v. Salvato Investments, LLCDefense verdict after trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Osherow, Shiner & Associates, P.A.Florida Tort Reform - 19991999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Lynn UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Latest Developments in the Fair Labor Standards ActFair Labor Standards Act2004