Stephanie E. Bendeck is an attorney in Becker’s Construction Law & Litigation Practice. She has taken over fifty cases to trial, both jury and non-jury, and argued complicated motions involving complex legal issues to the court. She is experienced in preparing, defending, and cross-examining both lay and expert witnesses.
After being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2009, she joined the State Attorney’s Office of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, serving in both Lee and Hendry counties. During her career as a prosecutor, she handled a wide variety of cases, from simple misdemeanors to violent felonies. She served as co-counsel on homicide and Special Victims Unit cases, including those that involved the physical and sexual abuse of adults and children. She also served in an “on-call” capacity for law enforcement, responding to legal questions that emerged during active investigations, as well as reviewing search warrants.
Ms. Bendeck continued her career with a Florida insurance defense firm. Her experience includes defending first party actions involving the interpretation and application of insurance policies, including those with fraud and bad faith claims. Ms. Bendeck has defended community associations throughout Southwest Florida in premises liability matters and has also defended third-party matters involving claimed mental injury, physical injury, product defect, liquor liability, wrongful death, aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and construction defect. Ms. Bendeck has worked closely with engineers, general contractors, and other consultants to achieve positive results for her clients.
PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Florida Bar Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, Member
- Lee County Bar Association, Member
- Lee County Association for Women Lawyers, Executive Board, Vice President
- Hendry-Glades Bar Association, Former President, 2012-2013
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), Judicial Nominating Commission Oversight Committee, 2020