Steven D.B. Florendine
Steven has been at the center of personal injury litigation since 1999, in Texas, Montana, and now Lethbridge, Alberta. After obtaining his bachelor's degree from the University of Lethbridge, he graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1999. He began his law practice working both for insurance companies and those who have sustained personal injuries, after getting admitted to the Texas State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he was also admitted to the Federal District Court in the Western District of Oklahoma. In 2006 he practiced insurance defense law in Montana, after being admitted to the court. He returned to Lethbridge in 2007, working for Davidson & Williams LLP, and became a partner in 2011.
Steven brings a unique personal perspective, especially when assisting brain injury clients. He has seen first-hand what families with a loved one who has sustained a brain injury deal with on a daily basis. He has the ability to offer perspective from both the injured and their family's viewpoint. He works on motor vehicle accident cases of either a personal or commercial vehicle nature in addition to other injury cases. Steven does what is necessary to understand all aspects of his client's injuries. He uses leading technology to illustrate the full nature of each injury and the impact they have had on his client's lives. He maintains active memberships in several trial lawyers organizations in Alberta and the United States.
As a lawyer in his seventeenth year of practice, Steven brings a wealth of experience in personal injury law. Steven understands the impact injuries have on his clients and their family. He assists those with significant personal injuries in all areas of Southern Alberta, from Medicine Hat to the Crowsnest Pass, and from Calgary to the Montana border, and beyond. Steven also travels to Medicine Hat, Calgary, and the Crowsnest Pass regularly to visit those who have sustained personal injuries and to assist them in maximizing their recovery.
Steven became a lawyer with the oldest firm in Lethbridge in 2007 and strives to continue the firm's longstanding tradition of giving back to the community. Aside from being a lawyer, he volunteers on several local and provincial boards, including Lethbridge Legal Guidance, Southwest Little League and Little League Alberta. He has also lectured for the Legal Education Society of Alberta in the areas of litigation and technology in personal injury litigation and was a guest instructor at their intensive Trial Advocacy Seminar in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Steven is one of very few lawyers who are licensed in and able to practice in both Alberta and Montana.
His practice concentrates on civil litigation. He has conducted 8 civil jury trials from both the plaintiff and defence perspective. He has also handled a variety of litigation matters including serious and catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, constitutional law issues, real property disputes, commercial disputes, family law cases and Will contests.