Sarasota FLORIDA

ABOUT Jacqueline B. Steele

Jacque Steele's practice area covers workers' compensation and insurance defense matters. Her clients are employers and carriers including governmental bodies, large national insurance companies, third party administrators, employee leasing companies and self-insureds. She has been given the rating of "AV Preeminent," the highest rating possible by her peers through Martindale-Hubbell. Jacque frequently lectures at seminars that provide continuing education credits on a wide variety of topics including ethics, case law and medicare set-aside arrangements.

In 2009, Jacque was selected for the Florida Rising Stars list in the Florida Super Lawyers Magazine for her work in the field of workers' compensation. Recently she was selected for inclusion in the 2011 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and named a Top Lawyer in Sarasota and Manatee Counties by Sarasota Magazine in conjuction with Martindale-Hubbell.


American Bar Association

E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition, Chair (2001-present)

Florida Academy of Professional Mediators

Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Sarasota & Manatee Chapters

Director at Large, Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Sarasota Chapter (2006-2008)

Florida Defense Lawyers Association

The Florida Bar - Workers' Compensation Section

Executive Council (2001-present)

Treasurer (2007-2008)

Secretary (2008-present)

News & 440 Report Editorial Board (2006-2007)

Sarasota-Bradenton Claims Association, President (2000)

Sarasota County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2005-2008)


Workers’ Compensation Claims - To Try or Not To Try? Coming Out on the Winning End Without Going to Trial, by E. Louis Stern and Jacqueline B. Steele, Florida Underwriter Magazine, Workers’ Comp Report to the Industry Supplement, August 2009, p. S-6

No 'Free Pass' in New Threshold for MSAs, by Jacqueline B. Steele, The Choice Report on Workers' Compensation, Choice Medical Management, Volume 3, Issue 4, Fall 2005, p. 11

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Areas of LAW

  • Insurance Defense

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