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Lydia Sturgis Zbrzeznj

Personal injury Attorney at Winter Haven, FL

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Lydia Sturgis Zbrzeznj – Attorney / Managing Member

Lydia Sturgis Zbrzeznj is a native Floridian raised in St. Augustine, Florida, along with her five siblings. Lydia attended Good News Church, where her father, Smiley Sturgis, was the pastor. Lydia played varsity soccer at Nease High School for four years and won a State Championship in her senior year. She then attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, on a full soccer scholarship and played on the women’s soccer team all four years.

Lydia attended Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. During law school, she maintained a class rank of number 1 through all six semesters, was a Staff Editor on the Florida Coastal Law Review, obtained a Sports Law Certificate and Pro Bono Honors Award, served as a research assistant to two professors, and clerked for two civil litigation firms. Upon graduation, Lydia took the Florida Bar. Based on Lydia’s high score, she was selected by the Second District Court of Appeal to speak at the fall 2012 Induction Ceremony.

Lydia is a Managing Member of Southern Atlantic Law Group and has been an attorney since 2012. Her experience as an attorney has been in the civil litigation and appellate realm. She focuses on providing efficient, effective, and practical legal services to her clients and takes pride in achieving positive results through this approach. Lydia has been an avid reader and writer since childhood and enjoys the value that strong legal research and writing skills bring to a case.

Lydia lives with her husband, Nick, and their children in Polk County. She and her family attend Heartland Church in Winter Haven, Florida, and Good News Church in St. Augustine, Florida.


Southern Atlantic Law Group, PLLC
290 First Street S.
Winter Haven, FL, 33880

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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Southern Atlantic Law Group, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Southern Atlantic Law Group, PLLC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Frost Van den Boom, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2019


  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • The College of William and Mary
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)
  • 2006
  • College of William & Mary
  • BA
  • 2006


  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Polk Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leaders in the Law
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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  • 13 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 231
  • Florida’s Controversial Gun Policy: Liberally Permitting Citizens to Arm Themselves and Broadly Recognizing the Right to Act in Self Defense
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Leadership
  • 2022
  • Tenth Judicial Circuit Legal Diversity and Social Justice Symposium
  • Increasing Gender Diversity in the Practice of Law
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Lydia
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have never met an attorney more brilliant and passionate as Lydia. She is a zealous advocate for her clients. To call her hard-working does not even begin to scratch the surface of how much she gives to her clients, while still managing to devote time to her family and community as a whole. I wholeheartedly recommend Lydia to anyone seeking representation."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lydia is an amazing attorney. She is extremely smart, tough, energetic, tenacious, professional, and effective in her representation of her clients and in her approach with opposing counsel and the court. I highly endorse Lydia."
Business Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lydia is professional, hardworking, knowledgeable, and works hard for her clients. I refer clients to her frequently for cases in her area of law. I wholeheartedly endorse Lydia."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred a matter to Lydia for an existing client of mine. Not only did she do a great job for the client, she also kept me informed on a regular basis. She is dedicated to her clients and is a great member of the legal community"
Appeals Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Lydia through our involvement in the Polk Association for Women Lawyers (PAWL). She is involved in the Polk County legal community through Young Lawyer's Division and PAWL and is always kind, caring, and organized. As the President-Elect of PAWL, Lydia is accessible, decisive, and devoted to making PAWL a good legal resource for all lawyers. Lydia's writing skills have been highlighted in PAWL for assisting in applications for funds for events and introductions at our February luncheon with the Florida Bar President. I would highly recommend Lydia as an attorney and for referrals!"
Appeals Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lydia is a brilliant lawyer and a talented legal writer. She is extremely driven. Lydia is also very involved in the legal community. I would strongly encourage anyone seeking representation to contact Lydia."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lydia Zbreznj is a velvet hammer whose intellect is matched by her character. She is the finest legal writer I have encountered. Appellate lawyers may be called upon to advocate for an interpretation of a labyrinthine statutory scheme which often turns upon the exception to the exception to the rule. Lydia is able to take the most complex concepts and break them down into digestible segments with ease. She is as approachable and kind as she is smart, and very invested in the outcome of any legal matter she handles. I recommend Lydia without reservation for anyone seeking "the best" legal writer and advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Winter Haven Personal injury Lawyer Lydia Sturgis Zbrzeznj
Lydia Sturgis Zbrzeznj
Personal injury Attorney
Winter Haven, FL
Licensed for 11 years