STEPHEN J. WEIN
Stephen J. Wein is a founding shareholder of the firm. He was previously the Chairman of the Litigation Department of a prominent local firm where he was also a member of its Executive Committee. He is a 1976 graduate of Stetson University College of Law.
Steve’s extensive litigation experience is diverse, ranging from Complex Commercial to White Collar Criminal matters on behalf of and against public and private companies, financial institutions, insurance companies and professionals. The representations have dealt with a wide gamut of legal issues involving securities, antitrust, class actions, computers and software, intellectual property, healthcare fraud and reimbursement and sex and age discrimination. Additionally, he has handled corporate governance, partnership, professional liability and director and officer liability matters, as well as trust, probate and real estate litigation and commercial transactions. Steve has represented clients in arbitration and administrative disputes, as well as in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Wein has received a 5.0/5.0 Peer AV® PreeminentTM rating by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory for a number of years and has been selected by Woodward and White Publication’s “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Commercial Litigation since 2007. At various times he has been selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers in Business Litigation. He is also a certified mediator.
Steve is involved with developing legal strategies, as well as working “hands on” on his client’s cases. His ability to analyze a problem, determine the legal options and develop a cohesive litigation strategy for the client and his or her business has resulted in successful resolutions of difficult cases.
He has enjoyed success in cases involving patent infringement, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright violations and other intellectual property matters.
Steve is past Chairman of the St. Petersburg Bar Association Bench and Bar Committee, a past member of the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee of The Florida Bar and a member of various local, state and national legal organizations. He has lectured on assorted legal topics to various legal and professional groups, including the National Association of Bank Servicers and is listed in “Who’s Who in American Law.” His 1992 Florida Bar Journal article, Failed Financial Institutions: The Plight of Professionals Defending Regulators’ Claims, was a finalist for the Barbara Sanders Memorial Award for legal writing.
Steve is also active in the community having served as President of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas County, President of the Pinellas County Jewish Day School and President of the Cardozo Society, as well as an officer and director of other community organizations, such as the Menorah Manor Nursing Home, where he was a Past Chairman. For a number of years he has taught Talmud to adults, as well as a semester long class to elementary school students, as was honored in 2011 with Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Award for Educator of Excellence.
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Areas of Practice:
- Civil Litigation
- Business Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Criminal Law
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
- Juris Doctor – 1976
- Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
- B.A. – 1972
- Major: Political Science
- Failed Financial Institutions: The Plight of Professionals Defending Regulators’ Claims — The 11th Circuit’s Approach, (Co-Author), Florida Bar Journal, February, 1992