Steven Sukert is skillful in all aspects of business litigation in state and federal court, including drafting dispositive motions, handling discovery, and arguing court hearings. He is experienced in trial court, where he second-chaired a jury trial resulting in a verdict for the client on both liability and damages. Steven’s case work includes lawsuits with trade secrets and intellectual property claims, consumer contract claims, and legal malpractice claims, as well as matters involving land use and environmental law.
Steven is active in the Miami International Arbitration Society, on behalf of which he co-authored an amicus brief in the Florida Supreme Court case Airbnb, Inc. v. Doe (Case No. SC20-1167). Moreover, he served on the Organizing Committee for the inaugural ABA International Arbitration Masterclass, which was attended by nearly one-hundred attorneys and fifty international arbitrators from around the globe, in 2021.
Steven was born and raised in Miami, and returned to his home city after law school to clerk for the Honorable James Lawrence King in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
In 2018, Steven earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While living in the nation’s capital, he worked at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, where he won the Gary S. Tell ERISA Litigation Award; the Civil Fraud Section of the U.S Department of Justice, where he worked on large Medicare fraud cases and pioneered the use of the False Claims Act in the context of pharmaceutical manufacturers who engaged in price fixing; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where his proposal for writing an amicus brief in the Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court case was adopted by the organization’s board of directors.
Steven has a degree in Molecular Biology from Northwestern University. Prior to his legal career, he worked as a biomedical laboratory researcher at the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami.
- Gary S. Tell ERISA Litigation Award, 2016
- “Disclosure as a Shield that Doesn’t Weigh Down the Consumer Debtor,” Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, 2017
- American Bar Association
- International Law Section
- Florida Bar
- Business Law Section
- Environmental & Land Use Law Section