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Stephen Alfred Talmadge Jr.

Civil rights Attorney at Ocoee, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Talmadge Law Firm, Dr. Stephen A. Talmadge

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Civil rights
    Involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations. These are known as Baker Acts in Florida.

    14 years

Early in his 20 year USN career, Steve served aboard a guided missile frigate. After just 3 years, the Navy sent him to the military medical school where he was awarded a Ph.D. in psychology. Thereafter, he served on the medical staff of Naval Hospitals in several states and overseas. In 1997, he became a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, performing evaluations and testifying in military proceedings for all services, worldwide.

Steve is licensed by the Florida Bar as an attorney and is a recommended lawyer of the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights of Florida. He volunteered weekly for 15 years at a general hospital that does not have a Baker Act receiving facility. Steve was previously licensed in three states as a psychologist. He brings a unique view to helping those who need a lawyer to help because of a Baker Act.

Prior to opening his own firm, he was an associate lawyer at a private law firm. Before that, Steve was employed by a public defender, working on cases that involved involuntary commitment in psychiatric facilities. Steve was selected as a law clerk at a U. S. Attorney’s office during law school.

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Talmadge Law Firm
2582 Maguire Rd # 415
(mailing address only)
Ocoee, FL, 34761

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Posted by ED | May 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Baker act injustice
Mr Talmadge delivers an exceptional service. He is tedious on getting results for his clients and will rattle the opposition in doing so. His service is quick and effective. I will recommend his service to anyone in need of his unique and skillful profession.
Response from Stephen Talmadge May 24, 2022
Posted by Emily | September 18, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Best in the business
I am a survivor of abuse by a dangerous local behavioral health center. This health center is under investigation and has a long history of lives lost to its abuses. If not for Mr. Talmadge I don't think that I would be alive right now.
Posted by Camilla | August 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Dr. Talmadge was essential in reaching a resolution to our issue. He made himself available even over the weekend and relentlessly worked on the case until it was resolved - which took just over 24 hours from hiring him. I highly recommend his services. The cost was very reasonable and we were very pleased with his professionalism, competence, and how he made himself available to answer all of the - many - questions we had. My family and I are very thankful to him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2017
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Best baker act lawyer available
This man is truly professional. He provided help when my family needed it the most. Thank you dr Talmadge.
Posted by Kathryn | May 12, 2016
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Responsive attorney with results
Mr. Talmadge helped us with a very sensitive situation and immediately provided us with relief with his knowledge and confidence. At every point along the way he was in touch with us with advice and taking action. He delivered as promised and we strongly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2015
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I recently used the legal services of Stephen Talmadge. I was extremely pleased with his services and results. Mr. Talmadge diligence, expertise, communication and fees were excellent. He was a guiding light through a difficult time.
Posted by Sherry | August 13, 2012
Experience, Professional and Courteous
Attorney Talmadge was very knowledgable and helpful when he took our case. He was up to date on the law and the procedures to follow through. He gave excellent advice and I would definitely use him again. His honesty and integrity were a big plus too!
Posted by LARRY | October 26, 2011
Easy to talk to, Thorough, Honest, Timely, Fair, Persistent, Knowledgeable. Satisfactorily resolved our dispute with a large Corporation for a very reasonable attorney fee. Highly recommend.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Talmadge Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office
  • 2008 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Senior Vice President
  • Psychological Consulting Services, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Psychologist
  • Navy (retired)
  • 1982 - 2002
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  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1989


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Diplomate
  • American Board of Forensic Psychology
  • 1997


  • Navy Medicine
  • Competence to Make Medical Treatment Decisions
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Baker Act in Florida
  • Baker Act
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Health care Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a trusted friend and colleague who is well respected in the realm of Baker Act defense. I have worked on a number of matters with Steve and his knowledge of the Baker Act is second to none."
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is excellent in assisting folks who are involved in Baker Act/Mental Health type proceedings and issues. Highly recommended as he knows his stuff!"
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dr. Talmage call me regarding a client of mine who has been Baker acted. I was impressed with his extreme degree of professionalism, personality, knowledge and experience in this field. He was able to help me with my client and provided excellent path forward to the best results for her. I can't tell you how much I appreciate having another attorney like this one who works this hard and cares as much about the people he serves. He really reaffirms my belief that there are really good lawyers out there."
Civil rights Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Talmadge knows far more about the Baker Act laws than any attorney I know. His Avvo answers on this issue are simply superb."
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr. Talmadge is an asset to the legal community and comes highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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