Steven J. Chase

Partner, Special Counsel

Steven holds Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law, and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator in both state (Florida) and federal courts. He is qualified to accept Florida Circuit Court appointments as a binding arbitrator or trial resolution judge and has served in said capacities in complex non-jury litigation matters.

For more than 45 years, Steven has devoted his practice to various substantive areas including, but not limited to:

  • Business/commercial disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Probate and trust disputes
  • Products liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Representing national corporations, institutional lenders, governmental bodies, commercial developers, municipalities, construction firms, insurance companies, sureties, and other business entities and individuals, Steven is admitted to practice law before all local and state courts in the State of Florida, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

With a passion for sharing his knowledge, Steven authored “Attorneys’ Fees in Real Property Litigation,” Florida Real Property Litigation for The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, and served as an adjunct lecturer at the University of South Florida from 1979 to 1986, where he taught Business Law, and has lectured at various seminars involving such diverse substantive matters as lender liability and mechanic’s liens.  At this stage in Steven’s career, he most enjoys mentoring younger lawyers.

Outside his busy practice, Steven enjoys spending time with his wife of 45 years and his grandchildren, golfing, traveling, and reading.

  • Represented a multi-national corporation as lead counsel in the State of Florida in Federal Court Multi-District-Class Action Products Liability Litigation.
  • Obtained several multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of developers and contractors in construction litigation and arbitration.
  • Served as lead counsel in more than 50 jury trials.
  • Represented title insurance companies in more than 300 title claim disputes.
  • Appointed trial resolution judge in complex business dissolution dispute.