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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. 


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    33 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%
  3. Appeals: 10%
    32 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    33 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($350-375/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sidney Wallis Kilgore

    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.


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  • Nora Riva Bergman

    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.


    Nora Bergman
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Haas & Castillo, P.A.

19321-C US Highway 19 N
Ste 401
Clearwater, FL, 33764-3142


FLMember in Good Standing198306/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Board Cetified - Business Litigation LawThe Florida Bar2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Board Certified - Business Litigation LawThe Florida Bar2006
Board Certified - Business Litigation LawThe Florida Bar2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHaas & Castillo, P.A.1993 - Present
OwnerLee L. Haas, Attorney At Law1990 - 1993
Associate, then PartnerBaxter, Rinard & Haas1984 - 1990
AssociateGoza, Hall & Peters1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Professional Ethics Committee of The Florida BarMember2007 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
Clearwater Bar AssociationSecretary1989 - 1990
Clearwater Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1988 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Freedom Newspapers v. EglyAppellate court denied certiorari
Kranias v. TsiogasAppellate court reversed order appointing receiver
USA Flea Market, LLC v. EVMC Real Estate ConsultantsAppellate court reversed summary judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Haas-CastilloThe Top 10 Things You Should Do to Protect Your Business2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of FloridaSpeechBachelor of Arts with high honors1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly meetingDevelopments in lien law/issues affecting employers2011