Steven E. Martin's practice focuses on estate planning, civil litigation, business planning, family law and real property law. He is the Immediate Past President of the Cape Coral Bar Association and is an active member of the Lee County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Trial Lawyers, Business Law, and the Real Property and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar Association. He is a member of the Calusa Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Steven is admitted to practice in the state of Florida, and in the Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida.
A dynamic business entrepreneur himself, Steven has extensive experience with both start-up companies and well-established firms in the technology and entertainment industries. Formerly with Sony Music, Steven founded MegaDVD.com, an online DVD retailer. Having built this successful enterprise, he sold MegaDVD to the eUniverse Network known as Intermix Media, the company that created the popular internet websiteMySpace, a subsidiary of News Corporation. As Director of Business Development for eUniverse, Steven helped pioneer many other successful direct marketing techniques for the company generating millions of dollars in revenues and thousands of satisfied customers. Prior to attending law school, Steven worked for Hollywood agent and former president of the Walt Disney Company, Michael S. Ovitz at his Artists Management Group in Beverly Hills, CA.
Steven received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Transitioning from the boardroom to the courtroom, Steven received his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Steven served as a legal clerk for the Honorable Judge William T. McIver and for the Staff Attorney's Office of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Steven is a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honor fraternity.
His passion for community service began at an early age as he spent several summers as a medical missionary in remote areas of China, Honduras, Kenya and Mexico. Steven is also an Eagle Scout and has strong ties to the Southwest Florida area where his family founded and operates the Cape Coral Eye Center. Steven currently serves on the alumni advisory board of his high school alma mater, the Canterbury School in Fort Myers.
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Mr. Martin personally oversees all aspects of Martin Law Firm. He assures that each client is treated with professionalism, respect, and dignity. He strives to give the highest level of legal representation possible in every case. Mr. Martin zealously advocates for his client's rights which allows him to resolve most cases without the need for prolonged litigation.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||06/19/2016|
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|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend||2013|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend||2012|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend||2011|
|40 Under 40||Gulfshore Life Magazine||2010|
|Attorney||Martin Law Firm, PL||2006 - Present|
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|Cape Coral Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Calusa Inns of Court||Barrister||N/A|
|Lee County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Law Alumni Council, University of Florida Levin College of Law||Member||N/A|
|Cape Coral Bar Association||President||2008 - 2009|
|Santiago v. Santiago, 2011 Fla. App. LEXIS 79 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2d Dist. 2011)||Reversed and remanded|
|Rodriguez v. Rodriguez, 41 So. 3d 224 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2d Dist. 2010)||Affirmed.|
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|News Press||Experienced estate planning attorney joins firm||2012|
|WINK News||WINK Exclusive:McCready’s son to stay in foster home for now||2011|
|WINK News||Inges release statement regarding McCready custody battle||2011|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|