Stephen Watrel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Steve Watrel, PA
 | 6129 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: 904-717-5969
Fax: 904-723-0025
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Health Care (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Stephen Watrel is the founder and owner of Steve Watrel, P.A., located in Jacksonville, Florida. Serving clients throughout the Greater Jacksonville metro region and all across the state, Mr. Watrel focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing.

A highly rated attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Watrel is passionate about helping his clients obtain the justice they deserve, and he has earned a reputation as a tenacious trial lawyer who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes on behalf of those he serves. Over the course of his career, he has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards for those in need, and he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and service.

A 1989 graduate of Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in management in finance, Mr. Watrel obtained his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1992. That same year, The Florida Bar admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Upon receiving his license to practice, Mr. Watrel honed his skills at a prominent area litigation firm before establishing his own law firm, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Watrel is very active with the Florida Justice Association. An EAGLE member of the organization, he serves on the board of directors and chairs the nursing home task force as well as the continuing legal education committee. He is also the president and a board member of the Jacksonville Justice Association, and he has attended the intensive Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, Wyoming, each year since 2003.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Health Care (80%): Nursing Home

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Focus Areas

Nursing Home, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


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Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Stephen Watrel

Admitted: 1992, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • A.V. Rated Civil Trial Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Committee Member, Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee
  • Board, Jacksonville Justice Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 2014
  • Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Florida Justice Association
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  • Legislative Chair, Florida Justice Association Nursing Home Taskforce
  • EAGLE Member, Florida Justice Association
  • President, Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Board of Directors, Florida Justice Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Seniors on a Mission
  • Volunteer, Bosselli Foundation
  • Volunteer, Special Olympics
  • Volunteer, Nourishment Network

Educational Background:

  • Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, B.S.M., 1989
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Office Location for Stephen Watrel

6129 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: 904-717-5969

Fax: 904-723-0025

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Last Updated: 10/10/2019

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