Biography Overview

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1961. Practiced as a defense lawyer for 20 years and now I represent the people who have been wrongly injured due to medical malpractice.

Mr. Stevens has been honored with the prestigious “AV rating” by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent national publication in the legal field. This rating is based upon evaluations by other lawyers and is the highest ranking attainable by an attorney for ability and ethics in the practice of law. It is a distinction reserved for a select few in the legal community.

In 2007, the Florida Bar named Mr. Stevens as a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a distinction given to less than 2% of all attorneys practicing in the State of Florida. This certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar in the area of Civil Trial Litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice

Recent Successes

$1,650,000.00 Verdict John Maloney, as PR of the Estate of Carolyn Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co Product Liability2017
$19,200,000.00 Verdict Smith v. Lee Memorial Medical Malpractice2011
$1,000,000.00 Verdict Hughes v. Pecoraro, M.D. Medical Malpractice2010
$9,800,000.00 Verdict Hallatt v. Berdick, M.D. etal. Medical Malpractice2008
  • John Maloney, as PR of the Estate of Carolyn Maloney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co


    Verdict - 2017

  • Smith v. Lee Memorial


    Verdict - 2011

  • Hughes v. Pecoraro, M.D.


    Verdict - 2010


  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • United States District Court Middle District
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • United States District Court, Southern District
  • United States District Court, Middle District


  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A. with Honors in Finance, 1983
  • University of Miami, J.D., 1986