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Steven W. Ledbetter

Real estate Attorney at Venice, FL

4.8   20 reviews

also known as Ledbetter Law Group


Licensed for 20 years

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LEDBETTER LAW GROUP SERVICES OFFERED: ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS PROBATE ADMINISTRATION TRUST ADMINISTRATION REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS/TITLE INSURANCE PROBATE FOR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS ASSET PROTECTION BUSINESS FORMATION BUSINESS SUCCESSION

Steven W. Ledbetter, Esq., has been practicing law since 2002. His practice has included work in a wide range of subject areas while  representing a wide range of clients including the federal government, corporations, financial institutions, and individuals. His practice has taken him from the mountains and rain of Portland, OR, to the shops and great restaurants of Dallas, TX, and finally back to his home state of Florida with the beaches and sunshine, where he and his family have settled down in Venice on the Gulf Coast.  

Mr. Ledbetter is known as a fair, yet aggressive, attorney. He always puts the goals of his clients at the forefront of every matter and through clarity of communication, dedicated work habits, and use of the latest technology works to produce effective results in a timely and cost effective manner.  

Integrity, persistence, attention to detail, and excellent client communication have all been cited by his clients as strengths.

When not working to meet the goals of his clients, Mr. Ledbetter enjoys tennis, golf, fishing, and most importantly, spending time with his twin boys.

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Licensed for 20 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022
State TX
Status MCLE Non-Practicing
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/23/2022
State OR
Status Inactive
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by Chris | August 19, 2009
Competent, reliable and thorough
Have used Mr. Ledbetter for Wills and for Real Estate. High degree of knowledge, creative solutions and great attention to detail.
Posted by Mark | November 18, 2009
Estate Planning Accomplished
I was down visiting my parents recently and we needed help ensuring their estate plans were adequate and updated. Steven and his staff did a wonderful job and were excellent with my parents. He really found out what our needs were and supplied the perfect solution.
Posted by Carol | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service!
Steve revised our trust when we moved to Florida. In the midst of Covid-19, his office had adapted to safe, secure, private video planning, and he was informative, and transparent about the process and his fees. When it came time to finalize things, he brought our daughter and husband in virtually from Pennsylvania, and explained her role as co-trustee in a manner that we all understood and felt comfortable with. We can rest easy, knowing that when the time comes, our kids will know exactly where to start with navigating the executor role. Everyone in the office was friendly and efficient, and all questions, even in the aftermath, were answered. We wholeheartedly recommend attorney Ledbetter.
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Response from Steven Ledbetter December 21, 2020
I quick note of thanks for your kind feedback. We strive to provide this same peace of mind to all our clients, and look forward to being there to support our clients in the years to come.
Posted by Christopher | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Experience
Steven Ledbetter, Michelle Richey and Jessica Burdick were so helpful in the sale of my property. Professional, knowledgable, quick-to-respond, courteous and pleasant. A pleasure.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A satisfied customer
Recently I had my estate planning documents done by the fantastic Ledbetter Law Group. The whole process is very smooth . This is a very professional and reliable law group. I am glad I choose them.
Posted by Donna | May 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Closing By Mail - Easy Process
We recently used the Ledbetter office and Jessica was our contact. She did a great job, was responsive and informative. I was a bit hesitant as to the "Mail Away Closing" process, but it went smoothly without any delay. Thanks Jessia!
Posted by CL | April 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sale of condo
During the COVID 19 pandemic we sold our condo in Venice. The legal work done by the Ledbetter office was fantastic, both timely and efficient. Jessica was our primary contact and she was phenomenal. Because of her expertise she was able to process the closing in less than 4 weeks. We were returning to MA and not planning on being at the closing. Jessica reached out to have me sign and notarize the documents before leaving FL saving me the expense and time of trying to find a notary in MA when everything was closed. She thought ahead and that was so helpful. I highly recommend the services offered at this law firm. Thank you Jessica!
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Posted by MaryKat | October 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience ever!
Steven Ledbetter and his law office has provided us with the best service and information we've ever experienced! They will give you that rare commodity that is priceless; their time. They listen and they explain, and Steve will help you until he's sure you're comfortable with making a decision. And his staff means it when they tell you to call if you need their input. We were at the bank, and couldn't explain something, and called Kathy, who talked to the person and worked with him personally on the phone until everything was done! Ledbetter Law Group is your best choice for financial management.
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Posted by Henry | April 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Villa Purchase
All aspects were handled professionally, timely, and thorough. I felt informed plus communications were excellent including all aspects in working with Jessica.
Posted by Ben | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate of deceased father's estate
Mr. Ledbetter and his team helped me through the probate of my deceased father’s estate. Being several states away, I needed someone to take things through the Florida probate process. Upon our first meeting, I informed Mr. Ledbetter that I wanted them to be able to process my father’s probate at a low cost and without having to fly back to Florida do anything. Everything was done efficiently via email and standard mail and I was able to focus on being with my family. I would definitely recommend Steve Ledbetter’s firm for probate/estate matters. A special thank you to Kim, a paralegal on Steve’s team! She was very mindful of my costs and explained every step of the probate process to me as things progressed. Thanks again Kim!!!
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Posted by Raynell | January 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Estate planning is not something we wanted to think about or actually go through, but when we met with Mr. Ledbetter he actually made a this situation very pleasant. He's very knowledgeable and explains all details in terms you can understand. My husband who is an attorney and practiced in SC for over 30 years, was also impressed by Mr. Ledbetter's expertise and thorough planning.
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Posted by David | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Detailed, and Compassionate
Steve worked with me and my wife in establishing an estate plan, along with the creation of a living trust and will. From our initial meeting, Steve made both of us feel comfortable and he always did a superb job of listening to our needs. Steve's professionalism and attention to detail was outstanding - and his office team did a wonderful job in following up with us after initial meetings. We could not be more grateful to have Steve as our family's attorney.
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Posted by Dina | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy, Educational and Down-to-Earth
Steven has helped me with estate planning, and had made it so completely worry-free, that I in turn had him assist my parents with assuring that their estate documents were up to date. He made sure both myself and my parents understood our options by providing "Estate Planning 101", and was able to answer any questions that we had, always with a smile. I highly recommend Steven Ledbetter!!
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Posted by Alex Moseley | November 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Planning
My wife and I met with Attorney Ledbetter and found him very helpful and patient. We appreciated the extra time and effort explaining the complexities involved with our family planning. I definitely would recommend Attorney Ledbetter for all your estate planning needs.
Posted by Jen | November 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient, responsive and reasonable rates
Steve is a super lawyer. He helped me get my LLC up and running. He spent a ton of time with me answering all of my questions and making sure I had things set up right. He was very knowledgeable and made things very simple and easy to understand.
Posted by Ronald | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr. Ledbetter and his staff did an excellent job handling the sale of my condo. He kept in touch with my buyer's attorney and promptly informed me of anything that needed to be done. As a result, the sale went through very smoothly. I would recommend his services.
Posted by Diane | September 24, 2013
On a scale of 1 - 10, he is a 15!!
He was extremely helpful from the first meeting. His knowledge and wisdom were obvious at once. But, more importantly, equally obvious was his genuine care and concern for his clients and their best interests. He completely reworked my trust documents so they served and provided for me and my wishes. He very thoroughly completed all of the necessary peripheral documents and arrangements so I am literally set for the rest of my life.
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Posted by Arthur | November 3, 2010
A Solid Option
I have used Steven Ledbetter for two tasks. First I set up my LLC with him. This was a first for me and I was glad me was very easy to work with. Second he was the closing agent in a home purchase. Let me know a couple of points I was unfamiliar with. A great help. Both occasions I worked with Steven Ledbetter he was both enthusiastic about helping me, and able to answer my questions without having to email me days later. I will be using him for my next closing as well
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Posted by Herman | October 27, 2010
Great solution for our family.
We needed help in creating an estate plan now that we're married and have kids from our prior marriage. We were concerned with how our home and other assets would transfer. Mr. Ledbetter kindly and patiently answered all our questions and created an estate plan perfect for our needs. We now feel much more confident.
Posted by Magali | November 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Focused on making more money
This lawyer was extremely rude with my husband and I. I do not recommend him at all. We wanted an estate planning and his explanations were complicated, he talked and talked and at the end we realized he was just interested in making more money. He was totally unprofessional. Please be careful with this attorney, there are better than him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Steven W. Ledbetter, Attorney at Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Don W. Ledbetter, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2007

Education

  • Lewis And Clark College - Northwestern School Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Principia College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • Memeber
  • 2018 - Present
  • SERTOMA Club of Venice, FL
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Sarasota-Bradenton Real Estate Council
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Venice Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, LLC
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Title Insurance Through Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Venice-Englewood Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Venice Area Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Solo Practitioner Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Guardianship Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • South County Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Cancer Society, South Sarasota County
  • Director
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Venice MainStreet, Inc.
  • Director
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, South County Division
  • President-Elect
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, South County Division
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division
  • Director
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Venice Area Young Professionals
  • Executive Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Venice Area Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc. (Non-Profit Pro Bono organization)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Venice-Englewood Bar Association
  • Director/Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best of Venice Estate Planning
  • Venice Gondolier Sun
  • 2018
  • Best of Venice - Attorney at Law Finalist
  • Venice Gondolier Sun
  • 2018
  • Best of Venice Real Estate Attorney
  • Venice Gondolier Sun
  • 2018
  • Best of Venice Estate Planning
  • Venice Gondolier Sun
  • 2017
  • Best of Venice Estate Planning Finalist
  • Venice Gondolier Sun
  • 2016
  • Best of Venice Estate Planning Finalist
  • Venice Gondolier Sun
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law at the Library
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Synovus Bank Will & Trust Review Event
  • Key Issues to Review Annually with Your Estate Plan
  • 2011
  • Law at the Libaray (Jacaranda Library - Sarasota County Public Libraries)
  • Estate Planning: It's Not Just for the Elderly
  • 2010
  • Lunch and Learn - Venice Area Young Professionals/Venice Chamber
  • Financial Planning for Young Adults
  • 2010
  • North Port Public Library
  • How to make a Florida Will
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (13)
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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Mr. Ledbetter without hesitation or reservation. Mr. Ledbetter has very competently handled the estate plans of several mutual clients. He is very attentive to his clients' unique needs and goals, and has demonstrated an outstanding ability to find creative solutions to their estate planning challenges or problems. I am delighted to be in the same community with him."
Probate Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is an exceptional attorney relative to matters including Probate, Guardianship and Real Estate. I refer clients to Steve that require representation for probate matters because of his excellent professionalism as well as his compassion for his clients. I have also worked with Steven as a fellow Board Member for the Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association and he is always the first to volunteer his time for our projects."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Steven Ledbetter for many years. He has been a major contributor in the legal community with his involvement in the Sarasota County Bar Association, South County. He was the President. In addition, Steve and I call each other to discuss estate and trust issues. He is update to date on the recent laws and very proactive towards his clients. We are fortunate to have Steve in this community."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is an honest, intelligent, and compassionate attorney who places his client's best interests first. I endorse Steve without reservation."
Probate Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working together with Steve on a handful of matters. His knowledge of the law, attentiveness and responsiveness to legal matters, and his personality make him a valuable resource for myself, other attorneys, and his clients. I highly recommend and endorse Steven Ledbetter."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steve not only in the area of real estate, but in all of his areas of practice. He is extremely competent, organized, and responsive to his clients. He also is personable and will spend the time it takes to ensure his clients are comfortable and understand his recommendations and actions. You will be in good hands if you choose Steve as your lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. He does an excellent job representing his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to endorse Steve Ledbetter.I have known Steve since he began practicing law in Florida and I am familiar with the high quality of service he provides to his clients. Mr. Ledbetter always conducts himself professionally and has an impeccable reputation in the community."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Friend
"Not only is Steven Ledbetter is a bright attorney, he also is an attorney you can trust. Steven always places the client's interests' first. Any client is fortunate to have Steven on their team and as their attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ledbetter has outstanding attention to detail and serves his clients needs exceptionally well. He proposes creative solutions to estate planning and real estate related issues. Additionally, he is actively involved in local charitable organizations and is an exemplary member of our community. I am pleased to recommend Mr. Ledbetter without hesitation."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I directed a client to Mr. Ledbetter to handle a Real Estate matter with many potential pitfalls and traps. He found every single one and provided excellent representation to the client. I can not recomend him highly enough."
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