Dan R. Stengle

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Myers, FL

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured
 | 4020 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-939-2900
Fax: 239-939-7079
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
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    Dan R. Stengle brings many years of experience to his position at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, in Fort Myers, Florida. After decades working as a lawyer in multiple state government agencies, he has turned his attention to serving accident victims who must pursue compensation from negligent parties. His legal talents excel in the practice of personal injury law. His ability to wade through bureaucratic details translates effectively to interfacing with insurance companies or other responsible parties. Mr. Stengle works hard to obtain favorable outcomes for victims of car crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, construction site injuries and defective products.

    His career within state government arose from his position as a legislative analyst intern under a joint program with Florida State University and the Florida Senate. He had started studying law at the University of Tennessee College of Law but transferred to Florida State University College of Law upon being selected for the prestigious internship. After receiving his law degree, Mr. Stengle eventually worked as general counsel for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Community Affairs.

    Educational programs have often asked Mr. Stengle to lecture on subjects such as legislative drafting, public meetings and records, appellate practice and ethics for public officials. As a member of The Florida Bar, he served as the chair of its Administrative Law Section. He also held a position on the executive council of The Florida Bar's Government Lawyer Section.

    Admitted to practice in Florida as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Mr. Stengle has been recognized by his colleagues in many ways. He is a recipient of The Florida Bar's Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer award as well as of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2016 - 2020

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    About Dan Stengle

    Admitted: 1982, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.blslawyers.com/dan-r-stengle.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Florida, and Florida Super Lawyers, in the areas of appellate law, environmental law, and land use and zoning law
    • Dean’s List, Florida State University
    • American Jurisprudence Book Award, Florida State University

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair, Administrative Law Section, The Florida Bar; Co-editor, Administrative Law Section Newsletter
    • Member, Trial Lawyers Section, Appellate Practice Section, The Florida Bar.
    • Vice-Chair, Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission
    • Executive Council, Government Lawyer Section, The Florida Bar; Chair, Claude Pepper Award for Outstanding Government Service
    • Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell; Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member; Lee County Bar Association; Southwest Florida Trial Lawyers Association; Emcee, Celebration of Retirement of Justice R. Fred Lewis, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, Miami, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Instructor and Coach, Moot Court Competition Teams, Florida State University College of Law.
    • Leadership Florida, Class XX
    • Board Attorney and Member, Capital Area Community Action Agency
    • Chair, Voices for Florida’s Children and Chair, Voices for Florida
    • University of South Dakota, Program Council
    • University of South Dakota Student Senate, Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Program

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Teacher, English Literature and Composition, University of South Dakota
    • "Rule Adoption and Review," Florida Administrative Practice, Sixth Edition, The Florida Bar, 2001; Florida Administrative Practice, Seventh Edition, The Florida Bar, 2004.
    • "Limiting Agency Discretion in Rulemaking Under the Federal and Florida Administrative Procedure Acts," Florida Bar Journal, January 2001.
    • "Adjudicatory Proceedings and Pending Proceedings," Florida's 1996 Administrative Procedure Act, Florida Bar Journal, March 1997 (co-author with S. Curtis Kiser).
    • "Private Property Rights Protection," Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, Fifth Edition, The Florida Bar, 1996 and Update 2000; Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, Sixth Edition, The Florida Bar, 2003.
    • "A Measured Step to Protect Private Property Rights," Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, Fall 1995 (co-author).
    • "Florida's New Law to Protect Private Property Rights," Florida Bar Journal, October 1995 (co-author).
    • "Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle: The Legislative Struggle to Contain Rulemaking by Executive Agencies," Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall 1993.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Tennessee, Dean’s List and received the American Jurisprudence Book Awards for the highest class grades in Torts Law, Contracts Law, and Criminal Law
    • University of South Dakota, Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
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    4020 Evans Ave
    Fort Myers, FL 33901

    Phone: 239-939-2900

    Fax: 239-939-7079

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