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Stephen Jeffrey Berlinsky

About me

I truly enjoy helping people.  One of the things I like about bankruptcy law, is that the bankruptcy court is a court of relief.  The focus is on giving people a fresh start in life, it is not adversary in nature as is most civil court proceedings.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    12 years, 2.08 thousand cases
  2. Foreclosure: 10%
    30 years, 9 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Berlinsky Law Firm, PA

21 South 2nd Street
Haines City, FL, 33844

The Berlinsky Law Firm, PA

1849 N. Crystal Lake Drive
Lakeland, FL, 33801

The Berlinsky Law Firm, PA

634 First Street S
Winter Haven, FL, 33880



FLMember in Good Standing196906/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Service award for Serving as City CouncilmanCity of Clermont2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Berlinsky Law Firm, P.A.2008 - Present
AttorneyStephen Jeffrey Berlinsky, PA2005 - 2007
AttorneyRoger D Bear, PA1999 - 2004
AttorneyNeal S. Litman, PA1997 - 1999
Sr. Ethics Spec & National Ethics Program MgrResolution Trust Corporation1992 - 1996
Ethics OfficerResolution Trust Corporation1990 - 1992
Managing Attorney - Foreclosure Dept.Fried & Slachter1988 - 1990
Associate Attorney - Manager Foreclosure Dept.Broad & Cassel1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Ethics for America, Inc.Executive Director2003 - Present
Clermont Downtown PartnershipFormer PresidentN/A
Code Enforcement Board, City of Clermont, FloridaChairman2004 - 2006
Congregation Sinai, Inc.Vice President2004 - 2006
Florida BarChairman, Landlord Tenant Committee1977 - 1978
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Crisalie Dela Cruz Fitzpatrick 6:14-bk-1690-KSJChief Judge Karen S. Jennemann overruled trustee and allowed objections to be claimed by debtor
In re: Kehoe, 6:11-bk-14120 ABBJudge Briskman, overruled trustee
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.EthicsForAmerica.orgIntroduction to Public Employees Ethics Training2006
www.EthicsForAmerica.orgGifts to Federal and Florida Public Employees2006
www.EthicsForAmerica.orgConflicts of Interest re Public Employees2006
www.EthicsForAmerica.orgMisuse of Public Position2006
www.EthicsForAmerica.orgEmployeement and Post Employment Ethics Issues2006
Continuing Legal Education Dept. of The Florida BarIntroductory Chapter, Florida Sales TransactionsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of MiamiBusiness AdministrationBBA - Bachelor of Business AdministrationN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Conference Ethics in GovernmentAutomated Data Tracking Systems1993