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About me

Much of my time is devoted to my clients and their individual cases.  I strive to provide each client with personal and excellent representation, and to do that, sacrifices are made in my personal life.  To relax and in every moment I have not in the office of working on my clients' cases, I spend time with my family, whether at the beach, on the boat or simply relaxing at home.  I enjoy spending time with my family, excercising, playing tennis, traveling and reading books.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Contact info

Finebloom & Haenel, P.A.

3426 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL, 33609-2906

Finebloom & Haenel P.A.

200 N Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL, 34236

Finebloom & Haenel P.A.

390 North Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL, 32801


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    11 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    11 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    11 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

26 total 

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  • Darren Mark Finebloom

    In my opinion Stephen is vastly becoming one of the preeminent Criminal/DUI Attorneys in the Bay Area. He is relentless in the defense of his clients. Whether he is arguing a motion or negotiating his ability to get results is unparalleled. We are so fortunate to have him here at Finebloom & Haenel.


    Darren Finebloom DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christine P O'Hearn

    I worked with Stephen for several years. It was some of the most enjoyable years of my practice. Stephen is hard working, devoted and responsive to his clients and has good instincts. He is overall one of the best lawyers I have had the privilege of working with and I would highly recommend him to any client.


    Christine O'Hearn Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer


FLMember in Good Standing200506/19/2016
NJAdministrative - Not authorized to practice200506/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyerNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
2013 USA Age Group National ChampionshipsUnited States Triathlon Association2013
5k Tampa Bay Frogman Swim Across Tampa BayTampa Bay Frogman - Navy Seal Foundation2012
USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championship QualifierUSA Triathlon National Championship2012
Attorney of the YearFinebloom & Haenel2011
USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals QualifierUSA Triathlon2011
2nd Place - MTI Veteran's 5kMTI Veterans Assocation2011
Superb RatingAVVO2010
2nd Place - Age Group Triathlon26th Annual Siesta Key Sharks2009
Co-Sponsor of the Diversity Scholarship ProgramSarasota County Bar Association2009
DUI-DWI Marketing BootCampLegal Brand Marketing2007
DUI Training Seminar CompletionLegal Brand2007
Strategies in Handling DUI casesLorman Educational Services2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFinebloom, Haenel & Higgins2012 - Present
AssociateFinebloom & Haenel, P.A.2006 - 2012
AttorneyBrown & Connery2005 - 2006
Law ClerkBrown & Connery2003 - 2004
Judicial InternUnited States District Court of New Jersey2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2014 - Present
Greater Tampa Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Florida BarMember2005 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of CourtMember2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. J.W.Case Dismissed!
Florida v. M.W.All DUI charges against Defendant dropped!
Florida v. K.T.DUI Charges Amended to Reckless Driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida DUI Survival GuideSurviving Your Tampa DUI Guide2013
Orlando DUI Survival GuideSurviving Your Orlando DUI2013
Online VisibilityPR WEB2013
Sarasota DUI Survival GuideSurviving Your Sarasota DUI Guide2013
ABC News TampaRed Light Camera Violations2010
Florida DUI MagazineDUI Report2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University, CamdenBusiness AdministrationM.B.A.2005
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - CamdenN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2005
Northeastern UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FOX13 - MY FOX TAMPA BAYNTSB Recommends Reducing Legal Alcohol Limit to .052013
DUI Training for Florida Department of Environmental ProtectionDUI Training2010
DUI Marketing SeminarDUI Marketing2009