Eric L. Stettin

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Eric is a senior member of our Litigation Division and he joined us with over 25 years of representing public and private entities throughout South Florida. He is AV Rated with Martindale Hubbell with extensive trial and appellate experience in both State and Federal Court.  Eric has tried in excess of 100 trials including jury, bench and state administrative proceedings.  Eric's primary specialization is the defense of personal injury, policy liability, workers compensation on behalf of municipalities and insurance companies.  He also has many years of courtroom experience and has handled a wide range of matters in the fields of commercial and civil litigation, real estate disputes, foreclosure and lien collection as well as general  collection matters.  Over his career, Eric  has also developed expertise in insurance coverage disputes representing both insureds and insurance companies.   Eric was born and raised in South Florida and has many ties to the community.  He is active in professional organizations and civic affairs and is a long time Rotarian in the Weston Chapter.

Reported Cases

  • Huertas v. Palm Beach County, 1991 WL 269757 (Fla. 4th DCA 1991)
  • Huertas v. Palm Beach County, 602 So. 2d 553 (Fla. 4th DCA  1992)
  • Proudfoot v. Seaescape Ltd., Inc., 620 So. 2d 1096 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993)
  • Carpenter v. Wemyss Through Wemyss, 638 So. 2d 592 (Fla. 4th DCA 1994
  • Bernard Berman, P.A. v. P. Gary Stern, M.D., P.A., 731 So. 2d 148 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Ledford Farms, Inc. v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., 184 F. Supp. 2d 1242 (S.D. Fla. 2001)
  • Kuhlman v. Crawford & Co., 2002 WL 34368089 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
  • City of Homestead v. Rogers, 789 So. 2d 483 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001)
  • State, Dept. of Ins. v. Accelerated Benefits Corp.,  817 So. 2d 1086  (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)
  • State v. Accelerated Benefits Corp., 2002 WL 270940 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)
  • Burger King Corp. v. Dan-Kia Enterprises, Inc., 2002 WL 34705358 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
  • Friedman v. American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc., 837 So.2d 1165  (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • City of Homestead v. Brockington, 838 So .2d 684 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003)
  • Zapata v. City Of Homestead, 867 So.2d 644 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004)
  • Butler, Pappas, Weihmuller, Katz, Craig, LLP v. Coral Reef of Key Biscayne Developers, Inc., 873 So. 2d 339 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003)
  • Mega Life & Health Ins. Co. v. Tordion, 399 F. Supp. 2d 1366 (S.D. Fla. 2005)
  • Protegrity Services, Inc. v. Vaccaro, 909 So. 2d 445 (Fla. 4th DC 2005)
  • Trief v. Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co., 444 F. Supp. 2d 1268 (S.D. Fla. 2006)
  • Trief v. Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co., 444 F. Supp. 2d 1266 (S.D. Fla. 2006)
  • Nias v. City of Florida City,2008 WL 2332003 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
  • S & I Investments v. Payless Flea Market, Inc., 10 So. 3d 699 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
  • Geico General Ins. Co. v. Rodriguez, 23 So. 3d 1212 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009)
  • S & I Investments v. Payless Flea Market, Inc., 40 So. 3d 48  (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Clarendon Nat. Ins. Co. v. Seaport Crane Serv., Inc., 2010 WL 678106 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
  • Florida Hurricane Protection and Awning, Inc. v. Pastina, 43 So. 3d 893 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Ismael v. Certain Lands Upon Which Special Assessments are Delinquent, 51 So. 3d 583 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010)
  • GEICO General Ins. Co. v. Pruitt, 122 So. 3d 484 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
  • Goodman v. Goodman, 126 So. 3d 310 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013).
  • Geico General Ins. Co. v. Rodriguez, --- So.3d ---- 2014 WL 4435956 ((Fla. 3d DCA 2014)

Publications

  • Federal Preemption:  Time to Reestablish An Old Doctrine, 12 Nova Law Review 1331, Spring 1988

Organizations

  • Member, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity