Our Team

Our Team2018-08-13T09:32:25+00:00

Every success of Wittmer | Linehan is due to the contribution of our team of six core staff members. Beginning with your first visit to our office, all the way through case negotiations – and even trial if necessary – our office staff Allie and Dede, paralegals MichelleTerry and Christy, office manager Rebecca, are here to walk you through every step of the process.

Steve Wittmer and Greg Linehan have over 50 years of combined experience practicing law. They have been practicing together for fifteen years. Our commitment to personalized service means that partners, Steve and Greg, will be your lawyers throughout the entirety of your case.  You will have contact with your attorney and legal assistant from day one. That means phone calls, emails, letters, or in person meetings to keep you up to speed on the status of your case and to allow us to track your care and treatment.  You won’t show up to a deposition to find an attorney you’ve never seen or spoken to before.

Our office strives to treat each client as we would want to be treated were we in this same position.  Throughout this stressful and unfamiliar process, our staff works hard to be helpful, respectful, and knowledgeable.  It is important to us that we make this difficult process as easy as possible for each individual that walks through our doors.

One of the most valuable tools we offer our clients is our newsletter the Sarasota Litigator Journal. Published quarterly, the Sarasota Litigator Journal provides case reviews, settlement updates and information on economic trends and legal positions involving personal injury. Many clients rely on the Journal for information that may directly impact their lives – even after their case has been settled. Read current and past issues here.

STEVEN T. WITTMER

Mr. Wittmer is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. Currently, less than one percent of Florida lawyers receive Board Certification. Mr. Wittmer represents individuals in the following areas of practice: personal injury, wrongful death, disputes involving insurance companies, and disputes involving inheritance rights under any Last Will & Testament or Trust Agreement.

Mr. Wittmer is a native Floridian having been born and raised in Miami, Florida. Prior to relocating to Sarasota, Mr. Wittmer practiced law in Miami for nine years. Seeking a better environment to raise their three daughters, Mr. Wittmer and his wife, Meg Wittmer, also an attorney, relocated to Sarasota, Florida. At one time, Mr. Wittmer was a managing partner of a Firm with offices in Miami, Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida. At present, Mr. Wittmer is a partner with Wittmer | Linehan, PLLC. Mr. Wittmer practices in all State Courts throughout Florida as well as the Southern and Middle District Federal Courts in Florida.

Education

  • D., 1988, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
  • BBA, 1984, Southern Methodist University

Bar Admissions/Court Admissions

  • 1988 Georgia
  • 1989 Florida
  • 1991 U.S. Dist. Ct. (S. Dist. FL)
  • 1991 U.S. Dist. Ct. (M. Dist. FL)
  • 2002 – 2022 Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Employment History

  • 2007-Present, Partner, Wittmer | Linehan, PLLC
  • 1998-2007, Sole Practitioner, Steven T. Wittmer, P.A.
  • 1995-1998, Managing Partner, Wittmer, Carver & Pope
  • 1990-1995, Managing Partner, McCormick, Wittmer & McCormick
  • 1988-1990, Palmer, McClaskey & Farr

Professional Associations (Past & Present)

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, Million Dollar Advocates, Dade County Bar Association, Sarasota County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, The Georgia Bar, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, The Judge Jon M. Scheb American Inns of Court, Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Trust & Estate Litigation Committee for the Sarasota County Bar Association, Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Florida Justice Association, Better Business Bureau, and Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce.

Community Involvement

Mr. Wittmer currently serves as a Board of Director for The Cash Foundation and Gator Creek Golf Club. He is a member of The Field Club and Incarnation Catholic Church.

Firm Accomplishments

  • 2017 Largest Personal Injury Verdict – Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, & Desoto Counties: $19,233,037
  • 2009 Largest Personal Injury Judgment – Sarasota, Manatee, & Desoto Counties: $9,000,000

GREGORY P. LINEHAN

Mr. Linehan is a longtime Sarasota resident having lived here for over 48 years. After completing his studies at the University of Florida, he then attended law school in Miami. He worked in Miami for a brief period of time following law school before relocating back to Sarasota in 1997.

Upon his return to Sarasota, Mr. Linehan joined a firm where his primary focus was worker’s compensation law. Mr. Linehan was active in advocating for the rights of injured people in the State of Florida. In addition to the practice of worker’s compensation law, Mr. Linehan practiced Social Security Disability law and personal injury. In 2003, Mr. Linehan joined the firm of Steven T. Wittmer, P.A. to expand the firm’s areas of practice and to focus on personal injury law. In 2007, Mr. Linehan became a partner of Wittmer | Linehan, PLLC. Mr. Linehan practices in all State and Federal Courts throughout Florida.

Education

  • D., 1996, St. Thomas University School of Law
  • A., 1990, University of Florida

Bar Admissions/Court Admissions

  • 1996, Florida
  • 1997, U.S. Dist. Ct. (M. Dist FL)

Employment History

  • 2007 – Present, Partner, Wittmer | Linehan, PLLC
  • 2003- 2007, Associate, Steven T. Wittmer, P.A.
  • 1997 – 2003, Partner, Lancaster & Eure, P.A.
  • 1995 – 1997, Associate, Wittmer, Carver & Pope

Professional Associations (Past & Present)

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, Million Dollar Advocates, Sarasota County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association, Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, American Bar Association, Better Business Bureau, Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce, Florida Worker’s Advocates, National Organization of Social Security Representative.

Community Involvement

Mr. Linehan is currently a Board Member for Suncoast Charities for Children and he was formerly a Board Member for the Evelyn Sadler Jones YMCA. He is a member of The Field Club and St. Michaels Catholic Church. In addition, he is active in various fundraisers and motorcycle clubs which help those in need around S.W. Florida.

Firm Accomplishments

  • 2017 Largest Personal Injury Verdict – Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, & Desoto Counties: $19,233,037
  • 2009 Largest Personal Injury Judgment – Sarasota, Manatee, & Desoto Counties: $9,000,000
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