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Steven Scott Stephens


Year Assigned to the Bench: 2005

Re-Elected to the Bench: 2008 and 2014

Assignments: Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush

Family Law Division A, November 2005 - January 2011

Family Law Division J & T, October 2008 - January 2011

Criminal Justice and Trial, Division B, January 2011 - August 2013
Circuit Civil Division I, August 2013 - January 2015

Complex Business Litigation, Division L, February 2015 - present


Undergraduate: University of Maryland BA 1981

Law School: University of Baltimore (JD 1984)

George Washington University (LLM 1986)

Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University (MS 1992)

University of Maryland (MA 1996)

University of South Florida (MA 1994, PhD 1998)

Stanford University Center for Professional Development (Certificate in Advanced  Computer Security 2014)


Judicial Management Council, member 11/2012-date, appointed by Chief Justice Polston

Florida Supreme Court Local Rules AdvisoryCommittee, 5/2010 to date, appointed by Chief Justice Quince, re-appointed7/2014 by Chief Justice Labarga

Florida Bar Rules of Judicial AdministrationCommittee, member 5/2012 to date; Chair, subcommittee B

Florida Courts Technology Commission, member2010-date, appointed by Chief Justice Canady; Chair, TIMS committee

SC-399 workgroup, created to draft e-filingrules and exceptions in 2011, member 2011-12

Court Statistics & Workload Committee,member 2014-date

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit TechnologyCommittee, member, 2006-date; vice-chair; 2011-date, founder, Murdock Project(which produced the Judicial Automated Workflow System)


Author, Chapter 2 The Trial Judge in The Florida Bar Civil Trial Practice Manual, 9th Ed.  

Author, Florida Family Law, West Pub. Co. (4thEd. 2014)

Adjunct Professor of Law, Stetson University,1/2011 - date

February 2002- November 2005 Deputy Chief Judge, State of Florida Office of Judges of

Compensation Claims

July-November 2003, Interim Director and Chief Administrative Law Judge, State of Florida,

Division of Administrative Hearings

Academic Year 2000-01 and 2001-02, Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, University of


Academic years 1998-99 and 1999-2000, Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, University of

South Florida, Sarasota; 1996-98 Graduate Teaching Assistant USF-Tampa.

1988-95 Private Practice, Tampa, Florida.

1985-87 Private Practice, Baltimore Maryland