Steve W. Marsee is a Sole Practitioner who practices only in Marital and Family law. He attended the University of Miami School of Law, the University of Central Florida where he received his undergraduate degree in Legal Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice. While in the legal studies program, Mr. Marsee worked full-time, took 15 hours each semester (including two summer terms) and maintained a 4.0 GPA in the legal studies program.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Marsee became one of the youngest Chiefs of Police in the Country at the age of 29 after he received National Acclaim as Florida’s most successful Undercover Drug Agent while serving as Investigator in Charge of Intelligence and Organized Crime for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. During this career, Mr. Marsee gained valuable experience in negotiating complex issues with a wide variety of people which has greatly aided him in his practice as a Marital and Family lawyer.
Mr. Marsee is a member of The Florida and Washington D.C. bars, U.S. Middle District Courts, the Florida Bar Family Law Section, the American Inns of Court, and a Charter member of the Central Florida Family Law American Inns of Court.
Mr. Marsee has personally handled over 1000 Marital and Family Law Cases since opening his own practice just 6 short months after he began his career here in Orlando as a Sole Practitioner in late 2000. His entire staff are all college trained and experienced trial Paralegals who regularly attend hearings and Trials with him to better serve his clients by assisting him in organizing the volumes of evidence and documents that come with the complex cases that he handles.
Before he became an Attorney, Mr. Marsee went through a particularly nasty Divorce himself. During his case, the Judge complimented his work and asked him why didn’t he hire an attorney. He replied that all the attorneys who were competent and aggressive enough to deal with his case weren’t affordable and the ones he could afford did not seem competent and aggressive enough. The Judge then advised him to attend law school and practice Marital and Family Law and be that attorney that he needed who was competent and aggressive if needed but make his services reasonably affordable so he could help others who were faced with the ordeal of Divorce themselves.
His philosophy is simple. “Vigorously litigate the issues that you feel are justified; concede the ones which aren’t; attempt to mediate and settle things in between; research both beforehand thoroughly so you can recognize the difference and at all times, conduct yourself in an ethical and professional manner treating everyone you meet with dignity and respect.”
I urge you to contact me for a free consultation should you have need of a Marital and Family Law Attorney who is competent, aggressive (if needed), compassionate and will timely respond to your and your families needs the way they should be. After all, family law can involve every aspect of your life including your children; your livelihood; your property; your future income and your security. Accordingly, you need a lawyer who not only has the educational experience, but the life experiences necessary to handle not just the legal issues of your case, but who is also capable of dealing with the delicate personal issues and sometimes difficult personalities of the parties involved in Marital and Family Law cases.
Admission Dates & Jurisdictions
ADMITTED: April 14, 2000, Florida. The U.S. Middle District Federal Courts of Florida and in 2002 Washington D.C.
LAW SCHOOL: University of Miami (J.D. 2000)
COLLEGE: University of Central Florida (B.A. Legal Studies, minor in Criminal Justice; outstanding academic achievement award 1996, Legal Studies Grade Point Average 4.0); Daytona Beach Community College Daytona Beach, Florida, (A.A.1995, Dean’s List Each Semester)
EXPERIENCE: President, University of Miami School of Law Family Law Society 1999-2000, Criminal Law Society, Author: “Drugs a Process of Death” Florida Police Chiefs Association, “Computer Animation Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Will it Become Tomorrow’s New Form of Substantive Evidence? If so, Should it Be?” University of Miami School of Law. CALI Award for RICO University of Miami School of Law, Member Golden Key National Honors Society University of Central Florida; Chief of Police City Of Oak Hill Florida 1988-1991Youngest Police Chief In Florida; Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator in Charge of Intelligence and Organized Crime 1985-1988; Lead Investigator 5th Judicial Circuit’s Drug & Organized Crime Strike Force 1986-1987; DEA Task Force Member 1985; Florida Department of Law Enforcement Certified Instructor in Narcotics Investigation, Criminal Investigations, Satanic & Ritualistic Crimes, Police Canine Team Instructor, Firearms, ASP Tactical Baton, Police Radar, Telecommunications, Hostage Negotiations, and Police Academy Instructor; Advisor to the Governor’s Office on Undercover Crack Cocaine Investigations 1987-1988; Florida Department of Corrections, Central Florida Reception Center, Correctional Officer I 1991-1992; Inspector General’s Office Inspector II 1991-1992; Florida State Prison, Correctional Officer I 1983-1984; Baker Correctional, Correctional Officer I 1979-1981; Deputy Sheriff, K-9 Officer Union County Sheriff’s Office 1984-1985; Deputy Sheriff, Detective in Warrants Division, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office 1981-1983
Honors & Awards
President, University of Miami School of Law Family Law Society 1999-2000. CALI Award for RICO University of Miami School of Law, Member Golden Key National Honors Society University of Central Florida; Chief of Police City Of Oak Hill Florida 1988-1991Youngest Police Chief In Florida.
MEMBER: The Florida and Washington D.C. bars, U.S. Middle District Courts, and the Florida Bar Association Family Law Section. George C. Young American Inns of Court, Central Florida Chapter. American Family Law Inns of Court Charter Member, Supreme Court Certified Mediator.
Lilly v. Lilly, 113 So. 3d 155; (Fla 5th DCA 2013) trial counsel. Considered to be the most important case in Florida concerning Rehabilitative alimony and it’s conversion into permanent alimony.
Author: “Drugs a Process of Death” Florida Police Chiefs Association, “Computer Animation Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Will it Become Tomorrow’s New Form of Substantive Evidence? If so, Should it Be?” University of Miami School of Law.
Guitarist and vocalist in Asbury United Methodist Church Praise team band.