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Steven W. Ledbetter 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 3-year-old boys.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    14 years
  2. Probate: 35%
    14 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    14 years
  4. Guardianship: 5%
    14 years
  5. Other: 5%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Robert L. Cemovich

    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.


    Robert Cemovich Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cynthia Anne Riddell

    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.


    Cynthia Riddell Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Steven W. Ledbetter, P.L.

229 Pensacola Road
Venice, FL, 34285


FLMember in Good Standing200706/19/2016
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative200307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySteven W. Ledbetter, Attorney at Law2007 - Present
AttorneyDon W. Ledbetter, PLLC2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sarasota County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's DivisionDirector2010 - Present
SERTOMA Club of Venice, FLMember2009 - Present
Sarasota-Bradenton Real Estate CouncilMember2009 - Present
Venice Area Young ProfessionalsMember2008 - Present
Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, LLCMember2008 - Present
Title Insurance Through LawyersMember2008 - Present
Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc. (Non-Profit Pro Bono organization)Board of Directors2008 - Present
Venice-Englewood Bar AssociationDirector/Treasurer2008 - Present
Venice Estate Planning CouncilMember2008 - Present
Venice Area Estate Planning CouncilMember2007 - Present
Venice-Englewood Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Solo Practitioner SectionMember2007 - Present
Sarasota County Bar Association, Guardianship SectionMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember2007 - Present
Sarasota County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2007 - Present
Sarasota County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate SectionMember2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2003 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2002 - Present
South County Division of the Sarasota County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
American Cancer Society, South Sarasota CountyDirector2011 - 2012
Sarasota County Bar Association, South County DivisionPresident-Elect2011 - 2012
Venice MainStreet, Inc.Director2011 - 2012
Sarasota County Bar Association, South County DivisionTreasurer2010 - 2011
Venice Area Young ProfessionalsExecutive Committee2009 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Principia CollegeEnglish Literature & Environmental ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law at the LibraryBasic Estate Planning2012
Synovus Bank Will & Trust Review EventKey Issues to Review Annually with Your Estate Plan2011
North Port Public LibraryHow to make a Florida Will2010
Lunch and Learn - Venice Area Young Professionals/Venice ChamberFinancial Planning for Young Adults2010
Law at the Libaray (Jacaranda Library - Sarasota County Public Libraries)Estate Planning: It's Not Just for the Elderly2010