Steve Meyers is a highly experienced civil trial lawyer who is passionate about representing victims of individual and corporate bullies, and the voiceless. Steve utilizes many cutting-edge advocacy tools in representing his clients, including focus groups, client home visits, and unique client preparation techniques for their depositions and trial testimony.
Since graduating from the University of Florida School of Law in 1987, Steve has represented over 3,000 injured people. Steve has tried over one hundred jury and bench trials to verdict, and has handled over seventy appeals, including orally arguing before four of the five Florida District Courts of Appeal. Steve represents injured people throughout all of Florida, extending from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys.
Steve has been lead plaintiff's counsel in jury trials involving complex medical malpractice, including obstetrical negligence, wrongful death cases, premises liability cases, battery cases, and automobile, motorcycle and train crash cases. Additionally, Steve has tried countless cases involving injured workers, including toxic exposures like manganese poisoning leading to profound brain injury, blindness resulting from a tuberculosis vaccination, repetitive motion and industrial disease cases, and all types of orthopedic injury cases. Steve also represented the largest privately owned business in Nicaragua, and represented over seven hundred Ecuadorian victims of the 1996 Million Air Boeing 707 disaster in Manta, Ecuador.
Steve also has a passion for representing farm workers and other injured immigrants, and since 1994 has represented hundreds of Florida farm workers, both documented and undocumented. These cases include workers injured on construction sites, nurseries and farms. Steve has also obtained benefits for workers injured as a result of repetitive movements and by toxic chemical exposures. To accommodate these clients Steve learned Spanish, and always has staff members who speak Spanish.
Steve has made multiple recoveries for clients which exceed a million dollars, including a $6 million recovery in an arson case in Immokalee, Florida, as well as seven-figure recoveries in negligent security cases involving shootings, in workers' compensation cases, and in medical malpractice cases.
Steve is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been a multi-year “Super Lawyer.' He is licensed in Florida and the Middle District of Florida. Has also been on the Florida Workers' Advocates Board of Directors for the past eight years, is a member of the Florida Justice Association, and is a Masters graduate of the esteemed Keenan Trial Institute, which is the leading advocacy school in the United States for plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys. Steve is also a voracious reader of civil trial techniques from authors such as Gerry Spence, David Ball, Nick Rowley and Don Keenan.
In addition to representing victims of corporations and individuals who violate the safety rules which protect all of us, Steve has spent hundreds of hours volunteering his legal services on behalf of environmental and animal rights issues. Steve was on the legal team in 2015 to stop the Florida bear hunt, has represented multiple environmental groups to stop the destruction of Central Florida forests and waterways, and represents Speak Up Wekiva and other environmental organizations in actions to bring legal rights protecting Central Florida's waterways. In this capacity, Steve has brought lawsuits against the Governor of Florida, the Mayor of Orlando, and other government officials on issues ranging from state preemption of local laws, to the constitutionality of state statutes.
Steve also uses his trial advocacy knowledge to help local candidates and political officials committed to social justice and protecting environment with their messaging and public speaking. Steve has used his trial experience and jury research to teach these candidates how to frame their messages and deliver them powerfully.
Steve graduated from Furman University in 1984 with degrees in political science and English. He was a two-sport athlete in college, playing football and running track, and continues to enjoy fitness and outdoor sports, including surfing, kiteboarding, and horseback riding, and has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America. Steve comes from a family of lawyers, all of whom have inspired him. His father, Irvin Meyers, was the founder of the law firm in 1963 and practiced for over fifty years. His brother, Jeff Meyers, is a lawyer for United States Aid to International Development, and his sister, Amy Meyers Hass, is General Counsel and Vice President of the University of Florida.
- 1988, Florida
Law School Attended
- University of Florida Levin College of Law, Class of 1987, J.D.
- Furman University, Class of 1984, B.A.
- Gainesville, Florida, September 4, 1960
Associations & Memberships
- Orange County Bar Association
- Florida Bar
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Tort Law Section
- Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers, Workers' Compensation Section
- Florida Workers' Advocates