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Steven J. Chase

Partner
240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Direct941.364.2708
Fax941.366.3999
schase@slk-law.com

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Heather Bohen
Direct941.366.6660 ext. 2476
hbohen@slk-law.com

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 40 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.

Representative Matters

  • 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.

Honors

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2008 - 2018 
  • Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, 2012 - 2013, 2016

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, Honorary Member

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Education

  • J.D., Emory University, 1975
  • B.A., summa cum laude, State University of New York at Albany, 1973

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1976
  • Georgia, 1975
  • All State Courts Florida
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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