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Stephan M. Greco

Associate

Stephan M. Greco is an associate in the firm’s Hollywood office. Stephan concentrates his practice in the areas of general liability and casualty, automobile litigation, negligent security, premises liability and trucking litigation.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University in 1992, and his Juris Doctorate from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1997, where he served as President of the Student Bar Association and received the Wall Street Journal Award for outstanding academic achievement.  After graduation from law school, Stephan was an Assistant State Attorney in Tallahassee, where he was undefeated as a felony prosecutor and received national media coverage for his prosecution of a man charged with felony cruelty to animals.

Practice Areas:

Admitted to Practice:

  • Florida State Courts, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2006

Education:

  • The Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Juris Doctorate, 1997
  • The Florida State University, Bachelors of Science, 1992

Professional Affiliations:

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Stephen R. Booher Inns of Court
  • Broward County Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network

Honors & Awards:

  • “Rising Star,” Super Lawyer Magazine, 2009

Speaking Engagements:

  • Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Annual Firm Seminar, 2013
  • Medicare Reporting Requirements, Conditional Payments & Set Asides, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 2013
  • Defending Premises Liability Claims, Glen Allen, Virginia,  2013
  • Defending Wrongful Death Claims, Orlando, Florida, 2011
  • Defending Negligent Security Claims, Tampa, Florida, 2010

Representative Experience:

  • G.W. v “Convenience Store”
    • A convenience store was sued by G.W. who alleged inadequate security following the stabbing death of G.W.'s son in the parking lot of the convenience store. G.W. sought several million dollars in damages. Stephan defended the convenience store and succeeded in having the case dismissed, and the dismissal affirmed on appeal.
  • R.J. v “Hardware Store”
    • A hardware store was sued by R.J. who alleged negligent sales practices following her son's fatal inhalation of nitrous oxide, obtained from a customer of the store, while he was driving. R.J. sought several million dollars in damages. Stephan defended the hardware store and succeeded in having the case dismissed. The dismissal affirmed on appeal.
  • M.P. v “Hardware Store”
    • In a matter unrelated to the above, a hardware store was sued by M.P. who alleged negligent sales practices following her son's purchase of nitrous oxide, which he took home and inhaled by placing a garbage bag over his head while home alone. M.P. sought several million dollars in damages, alleging the store knew, or should have known, her son intended to inhale the nitrous oxide. Stephan defended the hardware store and succeeded in having the case dismissed.
  • C.C. v “Restaurant / Bar”
    • C.C. sued the Restaurant/Bar following an incident she claimed was a gang rape after the restaurant closed, which involved one employee and several patrons. Stephan defended the Restaurant/Bar, proving the incident was consensual and resolved the case against the Restaurant/Bar for a nuisance value.

Community Involvement:

  • Southern Scholarship Foundation, Board of Directors, 2015 - 2018
  • Human Rights Campaign, 2005 – Present
  • South Florida Steering Committee President, 2006 – 2009
  • National Volunteer of the Year, 2009
  • National Board of Governors, 2008-2009
  • Ghost Light Society, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 2012–2016
  • Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Fort Lauderdale Chapter
  • Committee Member, Annual 5K/Walk for Life