Steven G. Goerke
• B.S. (Engineering Chemistry), State University of New York at Stonybrook, 1981 (cum laude)
• J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1984
• Member, The Florida Bar, 1985 to present
• Member, The New York Bar, 1985 to present
• Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 2009 to present
• Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA)
Mr. Goerke is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer whose primary practice focuses on complex business and commercial cases. Drawing upon 28 years of litigation and trial experience in the state and federal courts of South Florida, he is an aggressive advocate for his clients in the courtroom.
Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law.
Board certified Florida Bar members are the only Florida attorneys allowed to identify themselves as “Board Certified,” “Specialist,” “Expert” or to use the letters “B.C.S.” for Board Certified Specialist on business cards or letterhead, in legal directories or in advertising. Seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members – approximately 4,400 lawyers – have earned board certification in one or more of the 24 specialty areas.
Some of the many cases Mr. Goerke has litigated have been reported in the state and federal law reporter publications, which are relied upon by judges and lawyers to determine case precedents on a particular point of law.
Reported Litigation Cases: Mukamal v. GSBD & Assoc., 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 400, (2012); Browne v. Unemployment Appeals Commission, 44 So. 3d 1184 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2010); Williams v. State, 834 So. 2d 180 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2003); Boudali v. State, 770 So. 2d 691 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2000); Sands v. State, 761 So. 2d 1124 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2000); Bio-Equipment Corp. v. Forte, 711 So. 2d 554 (Fla. 4th DCA, 1998); Woodfin v. Sarafese, 683 So. 2d 500 (4th DCA, 1996); Polani v. Payne for Use and Benefit of Prudential Property & Cas. Ins. Co., 654 So.2d 202 (Fla. 4th DCA, 1995); Moss v. Moss, 636 So.2d 164 (Fla. 4th DCA 1994); Rembowski v. State, 618 So.2d 383 (Fla. 4th DCA 1993); Resolution Trust Corporation v. Boca Heights, Inc., 1993 U.S. App. LEXIS 31414 (1993); Miller v. Pagodin, 591 So.2d 677 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992); Spitz v. Prudential-Bache Securities, Inc., 549 So.2d 777 (Fla. 4th DCA 1989); Ainsworth v. Skurnick, 1988 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18471 (1988); Cricket Club Management Corp. v. Cricket Club Condominium, Inc., 510 So.2d 1162 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987); Brown v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., 882 F.2d 481, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 94, 746 (11th Cir. 1989); McDonald v. Alan Bush Brokerage Co., 863 F.2d 809, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 94, 177 (11th Cir. 1989); McCray v. Holt, 777 F.Supp. 945 (S.D.Fla. 1991).
Additionally, Mr. Goerke also regularly serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), which operates the largest dispute resolution forum in the securities industry to assist in the resolution of monetary and business disputes between and among investors, brokerage firms and individual brokers. In the past 20 years, Mr. Goerke has served as a FINRA arbitrator in more than 45 cases in which publicly available arbitration awards were issued after final hearing, in addition to numerous other FINRA cases which were disposed of prior to final hearing.
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