Steven R. Bechtel


For the past several years, Steve has concentrated his practice in alternative dispute resolution as a Commercial Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and FORUM Alternative Dispute Resolution in addition to defending local government officials involving the assessment and collection of property taxes.  During his legal career, Steve has participated as lead counsel in approximately forty Appellate Court decisions covering the areas of Ad Valorem Taxation, interpretation of the Florida Administrative Procedures Act, Healthcare Regulation, Land Use and Intergovernmental Regulations.


  • George Washington University Law School  (J.D., with honors, 1970)
  • Tulane University  (B.A., 1967)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial Panel of Neutrals, Member
  • Florida Real Estate Sales Associate


  • “AV” Rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, Arbitration