I tell all my clients "I only represent friends".
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1984||01/29/2017|
|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|
Posted by Laura
Lets face it, some individuals have a poor perception of Lawyers. As a child I was always told to never sue people (its not kind) and definitely to never trust a lawyer (they will swindle you). I am pleased to share that Steven C. Brown is one lawyer you can trust.
At 23, I was employed in the Tech industry, recently purchased a new home and was pretty into the triathlon scene. But that all changed when I was in a car accident on my way home from work. That event literally turned my life upside down. On long term disability and unsure of the future, a friend recommend Steve to my family (I was in a medically induced coma)
Steve dropped his Christmas travel plans and drove over an hour to meet with my distraught parents. He consoled them, explained their options and was on his way. After waking up and being discharged, my parents told me about Steve and I immediately said "NO!" (Little did I know the amount of medical bills coming my way)
Steve sent over one of his staff to talk to me about proceeding and he calmly explained the whole legal process to me. I agreed to meet with Steve in person and we started on uncharted territory for my entire family.
So now you're wondering, how long does a typical case take? Steve is different because he takes his time in each of the legal phases to acquire the best experts. In a few months I had several tire experts and enough data to read and keep busy as I recovered at home. I wanted to be really involved with the data collection and I was happy Steve was so transparent. After 4 months, I returned to work and proceeded with life as the case moved in the background. Steve and I would exchange calls every few months to say "What's Up?!?"
I eventually moved to DC for an assignment. It was 4 years later that I flew down to FL and settled my case with the defendants. Steve always had a plan and I am grateful for the experience, even though it originated with a terrible accident.
Posted by Debby
I first met Steve during one of the worst times in my life. A car accident had left me injured and in pain, unable to work and in a very "bad way" financially. He and his great staff helped me to understand and guide me through the entire process. Steve helped me to get the medical help I needed and advised and helped me from beginning to end.
Steve not only possesses outstanding legal knowledge, he also knows how to connect with you as a person, you're not just another number on a case file with him. That made all the difference to me and my situation. When I had questions or concerns I was able to call and speak to Steve. I was never smoothly passed to another associate. If he was not available for whatever reason Becky was always there for me with answers or would relay my message to Steve and I would quickly get a call from him.
From beginning to end I have only excellent things to say about Steve Brown and his wonderful staff.
I have said many times that the one bright light in an otherwise very dark time was Steve and his compassionate and knowledgeable staff.
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