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Steven Scott Stephens


JUDICIAL BIOGRAPHY
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

EDUCATION
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)

SERVICE
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)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

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 Tampa
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