STEVEN G. KOEPPEL

Professional Biography

Steven G. Koeppel is one of the most experienced civil trial attorneys on Florida’s West Coast. After 30 plus years in
the business and over 70 trials, Steve has built his reputation on exceptional client service, diligent preparation
in each phase of the litigation process, and an unwavering drive to obtain the best possible results for his
clients.

Steve recognizes that in many cases clients do not ultimately want to go to trial. As a result, he has a long
history of negotiating settlements that meet or exceed his clients’ expectations.

Steve also understands that some cases are best resolved by a trial. He knows that hiring a lawyer who is willing
to go to trial often gives a client the very leverage that is needed to achieve a favorable settlement. As a
Florida Bar Board Certified Trial Lawyer for over 25 years, Steve is always ready to try cases when it is in the
best interest of his clients, and he maintains an extremely strong track record with verdicts available for review.

Certifications

  • Florida Bar As. Board Certified, Civil Trial Law (1992-Present)
  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator (2000-Present)
  • (Certification Number 13292R)

Areas of Practice

  • Motor vehicle/trucking crashes
  • Premises liability
  • Professional negligence
  • Coverage disputes
  • Construction defects
  • Storm/first party property claims
  • Homeowner claims
  • Class Action
  • Bad faith
  • Injury & Wrongful death claims
  • Mediation

Education

  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A. (1982)
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (1986 – High Honors)
  • Intern – FL House of Rep., Judiciary Committee (1984-1985)
  • Clerk – Florida Supreme Court (1985)

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association (1986)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (1987)
  • Lee County Bar Association (1986-Present; President 2002)
  • American Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter (1995-2018)
  • Judicial Nominating Commission – 20th Judicial Circuit (1996-2000; Chair 1999)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, SW FL Chapter (1998-Present; President 2002)
  • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division (1992-1996)
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (2003-2006)
  • Federal Bar Association (2004-Present; President 2007)
  • AV Preeminent rating Martindale-Hubbell

Community Involvement

  • YMCA Youth Basketball Coach,1996-2004
  • Greater Fort Myers Soccer Club, Youth Soccer Coach (1994-2004)
  • North Fort Myers Soccer Club, Youth Soccer Coach (2005-2007)
  • Coastal Conservation Association, Board of Directors (1991-1998)
  • McGregor Isles Homeowner’s Association (1997-2000)
  • Leadership Lee County (Class of 2000)
  • Alva Fire & Rescue, Commissioner (2005-2010)