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Steven W. Davis


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University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982; Articles and Comments Editor, Miami Law Review

University of Florida, B.B.A., Accounting, 1978



United States Courts of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

Steven Davis's main practice area is complex commercial litigation, emphasizing antitrust, real estate and class actions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Davis was trial counsel for the State of Florida, as a Special Assistant Attorney General, in an antitrust case that settled in the sixth week of a jury trial. Total settlements in excess of $90 million were reached in that case. Mr. Davis has handled other complex cases including a $40 million partnership dispute and a ground lease litigation involving $10 million property. He also obtained a $1.1 million jury verdict in a federal civil rights case (false arrest). Mr. Davis has tried over twenty jury cases and fifty non-jury cases over his career. In addition, Mr. Davis has argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court and the Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeal in Florida. He recently successfully handled a will contest over $25 million of assets.

Mr. Davis is the past President of the Dade County Bar Association. The South Florida Legal Guide has listed Mr. Davis as one of its "Top Lawyers" in every year since 2004. He was also listed in the 2008 Super Lawyers-Corporate Counsel Edition.


Selected Professional Awards and Associations

American Bar Association (Litigation and Antitrust sections)

Florida Bar-Board of Governors, 2013-present

Dade County Bar Association (Board of Director 2005-present; Treasurer 2008-09; President 2010-11)

Florida Association for Women Lawyers-Recipient of the Honorable Theodore Klein Award 2011

University of Miami School of Law-Alumni Leadership Award 2011

Ronald McDonald House-Recipient of the 12 Good Men Award 2011

American Heart Association (Board Member)

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Special Events (Co-Chair)


Clash Between Due Process and The Right To Trial By Jury In Complex Litigation, 35 U. Miami L. R. 164 (1980)

Related News

Former Dade County Bar Association President Leaves Legacy of Esteemed Service (September 2011)

Eighteen BSF Attorneys Named 2011 Super Lawyers (Recognition)

Partner Steve Davis Installed as President of the Dade County Bar Association (June 4, 2010)

Eleven BSF Attorneys Named 2010 Florida Super Lawyers (2010 Florida Super Lawyers)

Ten BSF Attorneys Named 2009 Florida Super Lawyers (2009 Florida Super Lawyers)

Five BSF Attorneys Named As Top Lawyers in the South Florida Legal Guide (December 2008)

Firm Report: July 2008 (07.28.2008)

Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)