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Focus Areas:

Consumer Financial Services Litigation
Loan Servicing Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Special Assets

Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation
Special Assets
Consumer Financial Services

Industries Served:

Financial Institutions

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1985


U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th and 11th Circuits

U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida


University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gainesville, Florida, 1985
J.D., Juris Doctor, cum laude

George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia, 1982
B.A., Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction


Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy
Past President
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Litigation Counsel of America

Steven Ellison 

West Palm Beach   

Mr. Steven Ellison is a Partner in the West Palm Beach office of Broad and Cassel. He is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Consumer Financial Services and Special Assets department. He is a trusted advisor to the mortgage servicing industry.

  • Although Mr. Ellison has handled a vast array of commercial disputes, a substantial focus of his practice has concerned the representation of financial institutions, mortgage lenders and mortgage servicers in both commercial and consumer contexts.
  • He developed a national reputation through the representation of lenders accused of violating the Truth-in-Lending Act on both the trial and appellate levels. Additionally, he regularly represented lenders faced with RESPA, FDCPA, FCRA and other statutory and regulatory claims.
  • Mr. Ellison has co-counseled and sat second chair in a case successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Mr. Ellison also has significant experience in handling complex commercial foreclosures, intra-company business disputes, contract disputes and business torts.
  • Mr. Ellison's experience has earned him an AV Preeminent® rating with Martindale-Hubbell, along with the recognition by his peers in Florida Trend Magazine's “Florida Legal Elite” for ten years, an honor awarded to less than 2 percent of the Florida Bar. He has also been named as a “Top Attorney” in thirteen editions of the South Florida Legal Guide, was designated a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine for twelve years and has been recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 2013 - 2017.
  • In 2009, he was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The fellowship is highly selective and by invitation only.
  • Representative clients include: Selene Finance, LP, Caliber Home Loans, Nationstar Mortgage, Statebridge Company, Freedom Mortgage, 5 Arch Company, Finance of America.
Mr. Ellison has taken an active role in the community. He is a Past President of the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy and is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, where he is the Chair of the Human Resources Committee and was previously the Chair of both the Community Planning and Allocations Committee and the Business and Professions Division.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®", 2013 - 2017 
  • South Florida Business Leader Magazine's 2008 “Legal Impact Leader” 
  • "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2017 
  • "Top Lawyer" in Commercial Litigation by the South Florida Legal Guide, 2005-2017 
  • "Florida Legal Elite" in Business Law and Litigation, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011 - 2016 
  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell 


  • The Simmering Crisis: Rodash, Can We Avoid the Fallout?
    (Co-Author), V The Florida Mortgage Banker 1
    Jan./Feb., 1995

Press Releases


Press Release


38 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, Nine Honored as Rising Stars


Broad and Cassel Honored as a 2017 Top Law Firm: Guide honors 18 firm attorneys


45 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers® in America, Four Selected as Lawyers of the Year