I tell all my clients "I only represent friends".
I am proud to be a 6th generation Floridian. I was born and raised in Lakeland and have lived and worked in Sebring since 1986. I have practiced personal injury/wrongful death law for more than 30 years. During the first 20 years of my practice I represented insurance companies and other large corporations and defended personal injury and wrongful death claims. For the last 10+ years, I've only represented folks who have been injured, or lost loved ones, due to someone else's carelessness. Having worked "both sides", I have a unique perspective on how to best handle these types of claims. I have been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, by the Florida Bar, since 1993.
You should have a lot of trust and faith in the attorney you choose to represent you in your time of need. You have to know your attorney in order to have trust and faith in him. I welcome and treat all my clients like friends in order to help put them at ease with the process and to let them feel and know I'm always looking out for their best interests.
If you're in need of an attorney to represent you in connection with a personal injury or wrongful death claim, do yourself a favor and talk to more than one attorney or law firm. You'll see and feel the difference and you'll be in a much better position to know which attorney is right for you. I'm just a phone call away - call me and let me help you.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1984||12/05/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Florida Bar||2013|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Florida Bar||2008|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Florida Bar||2003|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Florida Bar||1998|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Florida Bar||1993|
|Partner||Lilly, O'Toole & Brown LLP - Sebring||2004 - Present|
|Sole Practioner||Steven C. Brown PA - Sebring||1999 - 2004|
|Partner||Brown & Hewitt PA - Sebring||1996 - 1999|
|Sole Practioner||Steven C. Brown PA - Sebring||1993 - 1996|
|Partner||Crawford, Williams, Brown & Roddenbery PA - Sebring||1991 - 1993|
|Partner||Crawford & Williams PA - Sebring||1989 - 1991|
|Associate||Sidney M. Crawford PA - Sebring||1986 - 1989|
|Associate||Fowler White Gillen Boggs Villareal & Banker - Lakeland||1984 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Top 100 Trial Lawyers||2016 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||member||2005 - Present|
|Lakeland Bar Association||member||2005 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||Member||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1984 - Present|
|Polk County Trial Lawyers Association||member||1984 - Present|
|Highlands County Bar Association||Past President||1987 - 1989|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|