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Lee Lamont Haas

Litigation Attorney at Clearwater, FL

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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Lee

Learn Lee’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    60%
    real estate, construction, trade secret, non-compete, contracts, shareholder disputes, commercial landlord-tenant, lien and mortgage foreclosure, insurance bad faith, arbitration

    41 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    15%

  3. Appeals
    10%
    business, commercial, real estate, mortgage foreclosure, fraud

    40 years

  4. Business
    5%
    licensing agreements, leases, corporate documents

    41 years

  5. Consumer protection
    5%

    41 years

  6. Landlord or tenant
    5%
    commercial cases

    41 years

I've handled all types of business and contract litigation in Clearwater since 1983, including construction liens and defects. non-compete and trade secret claims, homeowner association disputes, fraud cases, landlord/tenant matters, and shareholder/LLC member disputes.

 

Serving on the Florida Supreme Court's Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Business and Contract Cases to write new, never-previously-adopted instructions for use in Florida has been a wonderful assignment.  I have had the opportunity to sit with some of the best lawyers and judges from around the state and analyze and crystallize the law into a set of instructions, in the process discovering nuances in the law that are often ovelooked.

 

When I'm not working on cases, I enjoy fishing with my son and watching him play club and high school soccer.  My wife (formerly an elementary school teacher and now a tutor) and I recently had the opportunity to visit our daughter studying in Germany, and we can't wait to go back!

 

In addition to serving on the neighborhood homeowners' association and assistant coaching for my son's club soccer team, I am actively involved in my church, playing trumpet and french horn in the church band. 

Location

Haas & Castillo, P.A.
19321-C US Highway 19 N
Ste 401
Clearwater, FL, 33764-3142

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Haas & Castillo, PLLC
  • 1993 - Present
  • Owner
  • Lee L. Haas, Attorney At Law
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Associate, then Partner
  • Baxter, Rinard & Haas
  • 1984 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Goza, Hall & Peters
  • 1983 - 1984
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts with high honors
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Amelio v. Marilyn Pines Unit II Condo. Ass'n, Inc.
  • Appellate court reversed and remanded for entry of mandatory injunction.
  • US Bank, N.A. v. Boyer
  • Appellate court reversed and remanded for reinstatement of case
  • Freedom Newspapers v. Egly
  • Appellate court denied certiorari
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Associations

  • Florida Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Professional Ethics Committee of The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Board Cetified - Business Litigation Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2006
  • Board Certified - Business Litigation Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly meeting
  • Developments in lien law/issues affecting employers
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee Haas has been a well-respected attorney in the legal community throughout the many years I have known him. He is hard-working, diligent, and extremely competent."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve had the privilege of working with Lee and his partner, Marcus Castillo, for over three years. Their commitment to their clients and their legal community is second to none. Lee is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Business Litigation attorney, and he and Marcus have built a team that is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to the clients they serve."
Business Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He very high ethics and abilities. He has very astute analysis and organization of facts and legal issues"
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel in a construction defect case. Not only was Lee quite knowedgeable regarding the subject of construction defects, he knew the law applicable to that very specific subject matter. I was very impressed by his diligence in representing his clients and would not hesitaate to endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Lee on various matters and have always been impressed with his tenacity and knowledge of the law. He is a great asset to his clients."
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