Stephen F. Ellis

Ellis Resolutions

Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202


Appellate, Civil Circuit, Collaborative Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law, Probate, Trusts and Estates

Steve Ellis is a Sarasota lawyer…lauded as a strong team leader, creative problem solver and a good communicator.

Sarasota Herald Tribune, August 15, 2004.

Stephen F. Ellis was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the suburbs of Maryland. He attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina and received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1975. He graduated from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1978.

He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1978 and has practiced continuously since that time. He is admitted to and in good standing with the Bar of the State of Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida and all Florida State Courts, and the United States Supreme Court.

Steve, who is married and has raised four children with his wife, Eliana, has resided in Sarasota County since 1979. They presently reside in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

Steve is a published author on legal matters, a Bar approved instructor in Continuing Legal Education, a former Adjunct Professor at the State College of Florida, and an active public speaker and author on issues concerning the law, mediation, and the judiciary.

He is active in the Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch communities and has a record of service and leadership with organizations including the Rotary Club of Sarasota, The Child Protection Center, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, The Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center, Gulfcoast Legal Services, Suncoast Mental Health Center, and the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

I see mediation and the practice of law as an opportunity to help others, through the course of legal affairs, to fully express themselves in life, business, and recreation.

Steve Ellis
What is mediation?
Mediation is a process whereby a neutral third person, called a mediator, acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more persons or businesses. The process is informal and non-adversarial, with the objective of helping the disputing persons reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement. In mediation, the mediator has no decision making authority; that authority rests entirely with the parties. The role of the mediator is to assist the parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem solving, and exploring settlement alternatives.
6710 Professional Parkway West
Sarasota, FL 34244

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