Wittmer | Linehan

Every success of Wittmer | Linehan is due to the contribution of our team of five core staff people. Beginning with your first visit to our office all the way through case negotiations – and even trial if necessary – our office staff Heather and Rebecca, paralegals Michelle, Richard and Terry, and attorneys Steve and Greg are here to walk you through every step of the process. Our job is not complete until your case is resolved and you’re satisfied.

Steve Wittmer and Greg Linehan have 34 years of combined experience practicing law. They have been practicing together for seven years. Our commitment to personalized service means that partners Steve Wittmer and Greg Linehan will be your lawyers. You won’t show up to a deposition to find an attorney you’ve never seen before.

One of the most valuable tools we offer our clients is our newsletter the Sarasota Litigator Journal. Published quarterly, the Sarasota Litigator Journal provides case reviews, settlement updates and information on economic trends and legal positions involving personal injury. Many clients rely on the Journal for information that may directly impact their lives – even after their case has been settled. Read current and past issues here.

STEVEN T. WITTMER

Steve Wittmer is a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. Currently less than one percent of Florida lawyers receive Board Certification. Steve Wittmer is a native Floridian born and raised in Miami, Florida. Prior to relocating to Sarasota, Steve Wittmer practiced law in Miami for nine years. Seeking a better environment to raise their three daughters, Steve Wittmer and his wife, Meg Wittmer, also an attorney, relocated to Sarasota, Florida. At one time, he was the managing partner of a Firm with offices in Miami, Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida. Steve Wittmer was the sole practitioner with the Law Office of Steven T. Wittmer, P.A. until 2007, when Greg Linehan joined him to form Wittmer | Linehan, PLLC. Steve Wittmer also serves as a Director for The Vera Cash Foundation, Inc and Sigma Funding, LLC.

Education

  • Juris Doctor Degree, 1988, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, 1984, Southern Methodist University

Bar Admissions/Court Admissions

  • 1988 Georgia
  • 1989 Florida
  • 1991 United States District Court (Southern District, Florida)
  • 1991 United States District Court (Middle District, Florida)
  • 2002 Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Employment History

  • 2007-present, Principal, Wittmer | Linehan, PLLC
  • 1998-2007 Sole Practitioner, Steven T. Wittmer, P.A.
  • 1995-1998, Managing Partner, Wittmer, Carver & Pope
  • 1990-1995, Managing Partner, McCormick, Wittmer & McCormick
  • 1988-1990, Palmer, McClaskey & Farr.

Professional Associations – Past & Present
Dade County Bar Association; Sarasota County Bar Association; The Florida Bar; The Georgia Bar; The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA); The Judge Jon M. Scheb American Inns of Court; Attorneys Title Insurance Fund (ATIF); Trust & Estate Litigation Committee for the Sarasota County Bar Association.

Community Involvement
Steve Wittmer currently serves as a Board of Director for The Vera Cash Foundation, a non-profit foundation; Member of The Incarnation Catholic Church; Member of the Field Club of Sarasota, Girls Coach for Suncoast Youth Basketball League and has been active in various committees at the Laurel Oak Country Club. Most of his time is now spent with his 3 wonderful daughters & wife.

GREGORY P. LINEHAN

Greg Linehan has been a resident of Sarasota County for 40 years. After completing his studies at the University of Florida, he attended Law School in Miami, Florida. He worked in Miami for a brief period of time following Law School before relocating to Sarasota in 1997.

Upon returning to Sarasota, Greg Linehan joined a Law Firm where his primary focus was worker’s compensation law. Greg Linehan was active in advocating the rights of injured people in the State of Florida. In addition to the practice of worker’s compensation law, Greg Linehan practiced Social Security Disability law and handled personal injury claims. In 2003, Greg Linehan joined the firm of Steven T. Wittmer, P.A. in order to expand the Firm’s areas of practice, drawing on his long experience representing injured workers and disabled persons. In 2007, Greg Linehan became a partner in Wittmer | Linehan, PLLC. Greg Linehan practices in State and Federal Courts throughout Florida.

Education

  • Juris Doctor Degree, 1996, St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1990, University of Florida.

Bar Admissions/Court Admissions

  • 1996, Florida
  • 1997, United States District Court (Middle District, Florida)

Employment History

  • 2007-present, Partner, Wittmer | Linehan, PLLC
  • 2003-2007, Associate, Steven T. Wittmer, P.A.
  • 1997–2003, Partner, Lancaster & Eure, P.A.
  • 1995–1997, Associate, Wittmer, Carver & Pope

Professional Associations – Past & Present
Sarasota County Bar Association; The Florida Bar; Florida Worker’s Advocates; Florida Justice Association; American Bar Association

Community Involvement
Greg Linehan is a Board Member for the Evelyn Sadler Jones YMCA; a coach for football, basketball and baseball for area youth teams and is active in various sports with his three children. Mr. Linehan is a member of the Sarasota YMCA Masters Swimming Team and competes regularly.

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