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Steven Scott Stephens


Year Assigned to the Bench: 2005

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 - present


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)

Undergraduate: University of Maryland BA 1981


November 2005 Hillsborough County Circuit Judge, Family Law, Division A

October 2008 Hillsborough County Circuit Judge, Family Law, Divisions J & T 

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