Steven D. Hutton is Board Certified in Business Litigation in the State of Florida and is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell.

Steve’s practice is primarily devoted to business litigation and dispute resolution.  He has extensive experience in trial work, arbitration, civil mediation, and appellate proceedings.  He has represented local and national corporations, institutional lenders, governmental bodies, commercial developers, and other business entities in all forms of business disputes.

Steve holds the distinction of obtaining the highest jury award, awarded after the longest jury trial, in the history of Sarasota County and the 8th largest jury award in the country at the time of the award:  $44.2 million dollars.

Steve founded the Firm in 2001 and has since created a team of attorneys and support staff that meet his high standards of excellence, dedication and professionalism to provide premier legal services to Hutton, Dominko, Swaim & Stall’s clients.

Area of Practice:

Business Litigation

Trial Practice

Securities Litigation

Appellate Practice


J.D., cum laude, University of Florida, 1981 (Order of the Coif)

B.A., with distinction, Iowa State University, 1977

Bar and Court Admissions:

Florida, 1982

All State Courts, Florida

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Associations:

Sarasota County Bar Association


AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine: 2007-2021

Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine:  2007-2019

Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2022

Best Law Firms in Florida, 2016-2021

America’s Top 100 Attorneys Life Achievement South Florida

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators South Florida, 2017-2022

Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Elite Top Attorneys, Sarasota magazine, 2020, 2021