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W. Trent Steele

Foreclosure Attorney at Hobe Sound, FL

4.8   17 reviews
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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About W.

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Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    Representing only homeowners facing foreclosure, our office defends against banks, credit unions and homeowner/condo associations attempting to foreclose. Mr. Steele has been asked to speak extensively on the subject of foreclosure, is the chair of the Martin County Bar Association's Foreclosure Committee and has written a chapter in a book on defending foreclosure.

    20 years

  2. Other

  3. Real estate
    Assisting buyers and sellers of residential and commercial properties in South Florida. Short sales, loan modifications, deeds in lieu. Title insurance.

    35 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    Everyone should have a basic will package consisting of a will, living will, designation of health care surrogate and durable power of attorney. We can assist clients with all of these and endeavor to do so in a cost effective and caring manner.

    30 years

  5. Probate
    The loss of a loved one can be devastating. We are committed to make the process of opening and probating an estate as easy as possible.

    25 years

  6. Business
    We work primarily with small business owners with limited budgets to determine the best way to structure and run their business.

    30 years

  7. Personal injury
    As a former associate with one of the largest, most successful personal injury firms in the state, Mr. Steele began his legal career. Mr. Steele has continued to represent people in a variety of situations, including auto crashes, falls, and injuries caused by defective products.

    40 years

For over 25 years, we are committed to providing aggressive, competent, and caring legal representation


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Contact W.

Law Offices of W. Trent Steele
10995 S.E. Federal Highway, #9
Hobe Sound, FL, 334555311
Palm Beach Office
3300 PGA Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL, 33410
Port Saint Lucie Office
2400 SE Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Ste. 202
Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952
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4.8 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Florence | January 2, 2015
Saved my home!
I had submitted at least 6 loan modification packages to my ridiculous mortgage company in an attempt to lower my interest rate to a payment I could afford. Within 2 months, Mr. Steele and his firm got my rate down to 2% from 11% and some of the principal reduced. I am so happy that my family can stay in our home. I will be forever grateful to this firm and can't recommend them enough!!!
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Posted by Ralph | January 3, 2015
Attorney Trent Steele
Attorney Steele represented me in a foreclosure matter. He was confident and reaassuring when preparing his case. When it was time for trial he was totally prepared. The judge dismissed the foreclosure because of Attorney Steele relentless inquiry to missing documents. I would most heartily recommend Attoney Steele office in any legal matters.
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Posted by Joe Capra | August 30, 2018
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Trent Steele and his team has helped our family several times with a variety of services over the years. We have come to Steele Law for help with estate and deed planning, HOA resolutions, and now I depend on them for transaction matters with my real estate business. I am a repeat customer because I know that the team at Steele Law will give me the help I need, their prices are fair, and they are an active participant in the community that I grew up in.
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Posted by Veteran John & wife Holly | April 27, 2018
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Look no further for the best Attorney!
We needed a lawyer to assist with a VA home mortgage. Mr. Trent Steele was the best find without a lot of searching. He successfully represented us in court fighting against unfair business practice regarding a Veteran home loan. He was exemplary with knowlege, his conduct and very sincere representation of our case. It was a pleasure to see him work our case as he exuded confidence justly so. We are so thankful for the outcome and owe him and his firm our utmost graditude.
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Posted by Tom | October 25, 2017
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Steele Law is the Best
Steele Law represented me in a case against an underhanded and deceitful collections "law" firm. This company would receive a check but not cash it for 10 days and then claim it was late. Trent and his staff represented me and worked to resolve this very difficult and complicated matter. I am so thankful I had Trent and his entire staff working on my behalf. They did an amazing job. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Jennifer | June 8, 2017
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Highly recommended!
When you're in need of real estate legal assistance, finding the right team of professionals to help you is crucial. I was accommodated with an appointment much quicker than I had anticipated and Heather's expertise council was greatly appreciated. Heather went above and beyond what I expected her to do and helped me feel at ease during such a stressful time. I can't thank her enough and I would definitely reccomend the skills of Heather and the Trent Steele Law team to anyone searching for legal aid.
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Posted by Varah | April 14, 2017
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Attorney Steele was reassuring and it was obvious to me at my first consult with him that I could have complete confidence in his ability to handle my case as if it were his own. I highly recommend Attorney Steele and his capable staff!
Posted by Aline | December 12, 2016
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Foreclosure Involuntary Dismissal
Mr. Steele represented me in my foreclosure case, he fights for his clients, is well prepared and detailed. My case was dismissed at trial. I would highly recommend Steele Law.
Posted by Thomas | June 15, 2016
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Trent is the best!
I had the pleasure of having Trent represent me, a lawyer. Lawyers are probably the most difficult clients. Trent was professional, prepared and SUPERIOR. I will always recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2016
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Completely satisfied
I was very glad I picked to work with Mr. Steele. He was very professional through out our entire time working together and I had a lot of success with the results of my case thanks to his help.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2016
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Totally Awesome Group of People
I can not say enough about Mr. Trent and his truly awesome team; they are very reliable, understating and extremely professional individuals who has provide me with the highest care and their undivided attention to my legal issues. You definitely will be treated with care and understanding. I have always been informed about all the steps and possible outcome. They are very straightforward and will answer all of your questions. If you chose them, you will not be disappointed. They are truly, truly amazing.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2015
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foreclosure defense
I am very glad to have worked with Trent Steele and the staff. Did A great job keeping me updated as the case went along and always had someone available to answer Questions.
Posted by Andrea | November 14, 2015
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Mr. Trent and staff are very professional, reliable and understating individuals who will provide the highest care and their undivided attention to your legal issues. You are NOT just a number, you will be treated with care and understanding. I have always been informed about all the steps and possible outcome. They are very straightforward and will answer all of your questions. If you chose them, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Laurie | May 10, 2015
Foreclosure Defense
I would highly recommend Mr. Steele and his office staff. After years of me fighting with the bank for a loan modification and numerous short sale failures my home went into foreclosure and the attorney I was working with was unresponsive. I was then referred to Mr. Steele. I worked with Heather for a loan modification and Deed in Lieu and she was excellent in negotiating and going to bat for me. Even called me on her days off!! If needed, I could always speak to Mr. Steele with my concerns. Did not find this with another lawyer I dealt with and would highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Tom | January 3, 2015
Happy client's review
I found Mr. Steele and his staff to be knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I was able to short sale my homes and move on with my life. I did and would highly recommend this firm.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2012
We recommend him!
We hired Mr. Steele and his firm when our mortgage company stopped communicating with us. Through Mr. Steele's firm we were able to obtain a fair mortage modification with payment we can afford. We're grateful that we can stop worrying about loosing our home.
Posted by Gregg | May 19, 2014
Lost 2 Homes with him
He has a staff that does the real work, however they are not managed closely and miss many deadlines that cost us the successful resolution of my cases. I would constantly remind the staff and even escalated to Mr. Steele, with no action. I basically paid $4,000 to this firm to lose all my homes and had no legal action of efforts from their firm. The office would only returned my calls if I dangled my other potential cases in front of them. I went to another attorney who found erroneous work and failures that could have easily worked in my favor. I was clearly not represented properly.
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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Steele Law, Law Offices of W. Trent Steel (Hobe Sound, Palm Beach Gardens, Port St. Lucie)
  • 1988 - Present
  • General Civil Practice and Trials in State and Federal Courts
  • Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., (and predecessor firms)
  • 1982 - 1988


  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • Town of Jupiter Island Local Planning Agency
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Town of Jupiter Island
  • Representative
  • 2007 - Present
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Citizens Advisory Committee-Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound Board of Realtors
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Realtor’s Association of the Palm Beaches, Inc
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Consumer Law Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Probate, Trust Law Section, Attorney’s Real Estate Council of Palm Beach
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Martin County Local Planning Agency
  • Vice Chair
  • 2012 - 2014
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Martin County Bar Association
  • Foreclosure Committee Chair
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Dunbar Early Learning Center
  • President
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Town of Jupiter Island Employee Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2015
  • FoundCare (Foundation for Comprehensive Community Care, Inc.)
  • President
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Florida Stage
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Town of Palm Beach Code Enforcement Board
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1996
  • VSA Arts of Florida
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2003
  • Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County
  • Member
  • 1986 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Florida Rural Legal Services
  • 2012
  • Jefferson Award-Palm Beach/Martin County
  • American Institute for Public Service
  • 2007
  • Ruby Slipper Award
  • Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches
  • 2007
  • Community Service Award
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
  • 2001
  • W. Peter Burns Memorial Award
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
  • 1993
  • Cultural & Civic Activities Committee Award
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • 1991
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  • Thomson Reuters
  • Strategies for Defending Florida Foreclosures
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Trent Steele professionally for over 25 years. He is an excellent lawyer. He specializes in Real Estate and handles Mortgage Foreclosures for property owners. He also does Estate Planning. He is the best lawyer in the Jupiter Martin County area for what he does. I give him the highest endorsement."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Trent assisted me with a legal matter of my own and was superior! I would recommend him to anyone."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Trent leads his field in understanding debtor and creditor law and applies his general excellent knowledge of the law to each and every matter. Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I began my experience in the law working for Trent Steele. I have always been impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism and the passion with which he represents his clients. I have seen him in action for more than 25 years. He is an incredibly talented and skilled lawyer. His knowledge of the law encompasses several practice areas. Any person will be well served by Trent."
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Hobe Sound Foreclosure Lawyer W. Trent Steele
W. Trent Steele
Foreclosure Attorney
Hobe Sound, FL
Licensed for 40 years
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