Steven G. Wenzel
PARTNERLocation: Tampa, Florida
Drawn by the prospect of continuing his career passion for helping people solve complicated legal problems, Steve founded the law firm that has become Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. in 1993 after leaving a position as CEO and president of a hospital system. He is proud that his firm has helped thousands of employees find their way through a system that frequently favors employers.
Steve began his career as a university attorney and became Vice President and General Counsel of the University of South Florida where he had completed his undergraduate studies in 1970. Having been immersed in the development of the University and its medical center and hospitals, he was excited to join a local Tampa law firm which had a focus on healthcare institutions. In 1988, one of those client institutions asked Steve to lead it through a period of financial crisis and into the development of an entirely new hospital. After leading a financial turnaround, attention was turned to the new hospital which was opened and accredited in 1993.
The law firm has grown in the nearly 25 years since it was founded and Steve and his colleagues are proud to help hundreds of people each year through difficult times in their lives because of an employment law violation. Steve is Florida Bar Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law and has been since 2001 when the certification program was begun. He is consistently selected by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyer which denotes his status as one of the top 5% of Florida lawyers. Steve has published a number of professional articles on employment law, healthcare and education and is a frequent lecturer before professional groups. He received his law degree from the University of Florida in 1973 where he was a member of the law review and moot court team.
Areas of Practice:
- Employment Law — Employee
- Employment Law — Employer
Certified Legal Specialties:
- Labor & Employment
- Florida, 1973
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida Honors: Chairman, International Appellate Moot Court Board Law Review: University of Florida Law Review, Editorial Board
Honors and Awards:
- Florida Super Lawyer, One of the top 5% of Florida’s Lawyers
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Florida Bar Member