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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1984||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2012 Florida Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2012|
|Civil trial board certification||Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education||2009|
|A.J. Cone Trial Seminar||Florida Justice Association||2005|
|Group Championship||Vinoy Golf Club Group Championship||2002|
|Book Award Contracts||University of Miami School of Law||1982|
|Assistant District Attorney||Assistant State Prosecutor||1984 - 1986|
|Certified Legal Intern||Dade County State Attorney's Office||1983 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Online Bar||N/A||2012 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||N/A||1989 - Present|
|Southern Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2005 - 2010|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association||N/A||2003 - 2010|
|Lilly v. Sydney||verdict for the plaintiff|
|Simon V. Response insurance company||Plaintiff prevailed with a verdict of almost 300k. Defendant relied unusual expert to discredit plaintiff. Cross examination of defendant's expert was complimented by the trial judge.|
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|Clearwater Bar Association||How to get a multi million dollar verdict||2009|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||law||1984|
|University of South Florida||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|King High School Tampa Florida||N/A||N/A||1973|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Ten ways to get a multimillion dollar verdict||2009|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association||How to win your personal injury case||1999|
|American restaurant association||How to avoid having your employer sued for a dram shop incident||1995|
Posted by Ariane Williams
Nothing personal to Mr Lavely. I've been in contact with his secretary to review my case from a previous attorney. She told me what was missing and I mailed it to her. I called her to see if she received the package and she said "I'll get to it when I can!" With an attitude.. I felt uneasy from that point,so I emailed her to tell her I'll be by in 2days to pick up my packages. After an hr drive, I get there and introduce myself politely. She gives me one package and another was missing. She then goes get the other package and said "HERE!" I walked out the door and she slammed the door so hard,im surprised they didn't break.. My sorority sister referred this place to me and I informed her that was the most horrible experience I've encountered in a long time. Prayers for her went up on my behalf..
Posted by Allison
I was involved in a serious car accident and immediately hired Mr. Lavely to represent me. He was professional, thorough and personable. My case ended up going to trial and I couldn't ask for better counsel. Mr. Lavely and his paralegal Rita were phenomenal. They spent what seemed like every waking moment on my case to ensure a favorable verdict. In the end, that's what happened and I couldn't be more pleased! I would recommend Mr. Lavely and his team to anyone in need of a top-notch attorney.
Posted by Hank
I retained Steve Lavely for as very serious criminal charge. Mr. Lavely was not judgmental but assured me my situation was workable. He worked hard and I could tell in court both the prosecutor and the judge repected him. Everyone makes mistakes; most aren;t as serious as mine. Thanks to Mr. Lavely I have my life back and am enjoying time with my loved ones. He receives my highest recommendation. Sincerely Hank R.
James May, Violent crime Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
As a life long resident and practitioner in the Tampa Bay area, I was fortunate to meet and personally observe Mr. Lavely's impressive skill set, whether in his flawless presentations during trial, or in his strategic negotiation control during mediation. His well-deserved reputation for zealous, yet, ethical advocacy of his clients are second to none. What sets Mr. Lavely apart from so many other practitioners in the field of personal injury is his ability to temper his acute legal acumen with his sincere, affable and down-to-earth personality, so that his clients are comfortable and educated as to their case and its many details. Mr. Lavely treats each client as if they are a personal friend and tenaciously fights to ensure his clients get the absolute best results and highest value for their case. He is a dear asset to the legal community and I highly endorse Steven Lavely.