Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz is a boutique litigation and trial law firm that handles almost exclusively high-stakes litigation matters. Though its flagship office is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz handles complex commercial litigation, class actions, consumer protection litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death matters across the United States and the world.

STEFFANI M. RUSSO, ESQ.

Associate

Fort Lauderdale
SRusso@zpllp.com
954-595-6068

Steffani M. Russo is an associate at Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP. She focuses her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, healthcare payor/provider litigation, and personal injury litigation.

Steffani is also an integral part of the firm’s Trial Team and was featured in the Daily Business Review alongside firm partner Edward H. Zebersky, after obtaining a five million dollar wrongful-death jury verdict in 2018. She was also a member of the Trial Team, along with firm partner Jordan A. Shaw, which was recognized by “Top Verdict” for obtaining Florida’s largest securities-fraud jury verdict in 2017.

Prior to joining Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP, Ms. Russo worked as a CLI with the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, where she represented clients in criminal pretrial proceedings and trial. Ms. Russo attended Nova Southeastern University for both her undergraduate education and law school, where she was involved with the NSU criminal justice clinic and won the schools pro-bono award.

AWARDS

Chair’s Choice Pro Bono Service Award, Florida Bar (2004)
Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend (2008)
Legislative Leadership “Shoe Leather Award”, AFTL (1999, 2001 and 2003)
Top Attorneys in Florida, The Wall Street Journal (June, 2011)
Top Florida Attorneys, Florida Trend (July, 2008)
Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide (2004)
Who’s Who in American Law
SuperLawyers 2020
Lawyer to Legacy 2013 EAGLE Legend Award (FJA)
Wiedemann & Wysocki Award 2013 (AAJ)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Broward County Bar Association
Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
America Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida State Courts
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

EDUCATION

Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad College of Law, J.D.

  • Book Award for Highest Grade in Juvenile Law
  • Pro Bono Honors Program, Gold Award Recipient
  • CLI, Broward County Public Defender’s Office

Nova Southeastern University, B.S. Criminal Justice

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