Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Miami, FL

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Steven Kent Hunter, a Florida native, grew up along Snapper Creek and practices law in Coral Gables, Florida. Steves childhood hobbies included spear fishing and waterskiing in Biscayne Bay. He lettered in football and wrestling at Miami Palmetto High School then finished college in two years and graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Accounting 1973). His legal training was at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida (1976). Steve is a strong conservationist with his interest focusing on Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. He has extensively sailed the Bahamian islands since the early 70’s and has experienced the changes in the marine environment on a personal level. Steves legal mentor was Richard B. Adams, Sr., and in his early career he specialized in the defense of doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases and of manufacturers of products in product liability litigation. His healthcare clients included Mt. Sinai Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital and Cedars Hospital. His manufacturing and retailing clients included Sears Roebuck and Company, Walgreens, JI Case, TRW and Maytag. Other clients included the Gulf Companies, Shell Oil Company, Peoples Gas Company/TECO, The Miami Herald, The Travelers Companies, Metropolitan and Allstate Insurance Company. Steve began handling plaintiff cases in 1980 and has been involved in many sensational cases.

Specialties: Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Construction Accidents
Product Liability
Medical and/or Hospital Malpractice
Toxic Torts
Professional Liability
Maritime Law
Insurance Litigation
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008
Licensed Since: 1976
Education: Stetson University College of Law



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A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Chris attended Columbus High School in Miami and subsequently the University of Miami on an athletic scholarship for baseball ultimately being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, N.Y. Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. After graduation from the University of Miami School of Law in 1981 (cum laude), Chris joined the civil trial firm headed by noted trial attorney Richard B. Adams Sr. In his thirty five plus years of practice Chris has briefed and argued in excess of 300 appeals in the Florida Supreme Court, Florida’s five District Courts of Appeal and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and has assisted in the trial and trial preparation of hundreds of cases in Florida’s State and Federal Courts with particular emphasis on insurance coverage and bad faith; personal injury and wrongful death; class actions and commercial litigation.

Representative Cases:

Miami Herald Pub. Co. v. Ane, 458 So.2d 239 (Fla. 1984)
New Jersey Mfs. Ins. Co. v. Woodward, 456 So.2d 552 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1984)
Variety Childrens Hospital v. Mt. Sinai Hospital Inc., 448 So.2d 546 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1984)
Silver v. Shroeder, 474 So.2d 857 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1985)
Southern Bell Tel & Tel Co. v. Roper, 482 So.2d 538 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1986)
Adams v. Brannan, 500 So.2d 236 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1986)
Garcia v. Public Health Trust, 841 F.2d 1062 (11th Cir. 1988)
Hessen v. Jaguar Cars Inc., 915 F.2d 641 (11th Cir. 1990)
Secada v. Weinstein, 563 So.2d 172 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1990)
Godur v. Travelers Ins. Co., 567 So.2d 1028 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1990)
RCA v. Pennewalt, 577 So.2d 620 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1991)
Maier v. Baptist Hospital of Miami, 579 So.2d 97 (Fla. 1997)
Muhammed v. Allstate Ins. Co., 582 So.2d 768 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1991)
Elgin Sweeper Co. v. Tejada, 697 So.2d 180 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1997)
Perez v. Michigan Mutual Ins. Co., 723 So.2d 849 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1998)
Schneer v. Allstate Indemnity, 767 So.2d 485 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2000)
Allstate Ins. Co. v. Blanco, 79 So.2d 5.5 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2001)
Ferreiro v. Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co., 816 So.2d 140 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2002)
Holmes v. Bridgestone/Firestone, 891 So.2d 1188 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
Chomat v. Northern Ins. Co., 919 So.2d 535 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2006)
Columbia Hasp. Corp. v. Fain, 16 So. 3d 236 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
Fernandez v. Sandy Lane Residential LLC., 112 So.3d 610 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2013)
Kenz v. Miami-Dade County & Unico Serv., Co. 116 So. 3d 461 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2013)
Pena v. Design Build lnteramerican Inc., 132 So.3d 1179 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2014)
Nautilus Ins. Co. v. Design Build lnteramerican Inc., 564 Fed. Appx. 496 (11th Cir. 2014)
Leszcynski v. Allianz Ins./ 176 F.R.D. 659 (S.D. Fla. 1999)
Powerv. Geico, 192 F.R.D. 313 (S.D. Fla. 1998)