Jacqueline B. Steele

Jacqueline B. Steele: Attorney with McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, P.A. AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Jacque Steele's practice area covers workers' compensation and insurance defense matters. Her clients are employers and carriers including governmental bodies, large national insurance companies, third party administrators, employee leasing companies and self-insureds. She has been given the rating of "AV Preeminent," the highest rating possible by her peers through Martindale-Hubbell. Jacque frequently lectures at seminars that provide continuing education credits on a wide variety of topics including ethics, case law and medicare set-aside arrangements.

In 2009, Jacque was selected for the Florida Rising Stars list in the Florida Super Lawyers Magazine for her work in the field of workers' compensation. Recently she was selected for inclusion in the 2011 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and named a Top Lawyer in Sarasota and Manatee Counties by Sarasota Magazine in conjuction with Martindale-Hubbell.


American Bar Association

E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition, Chair (2001-present)

Florida Academy of Professional Mediators

Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Sarasota & Manatee Chapters

Director at Large, Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Sarasota Chapter (2006-2008)

Florida Defense Lawyers Association

The Florida Bar - Workers' Compensation Section

Executive Council (2001-present)

Treasurer (2007-2008)

Secretary (2008-present)

News & 440 Report Editorial Board (2006-2007)

Sarasota-Bradenton Claims Association, President (2000)

Sarasota County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2005-2008)


Workers’ Compensation Claims - To Try or Not To Try? Coming Out on the Winning End Without Going to Trial, by E. Louis Stern and Jacqueline B. Steele, Florida Underwriter Magazine, Workers’ Comp Report to the Industry Supplement, August 2009, p. S-6

No 'Free Pass' in New Threshold for MSAs, by Jacqueline B. Steele, The Choice Report on Workers' Compensation, Choice Medical Management, Volume 3, Issue 4, Fall 2005, p. 11

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • Insurance Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
941-342-7603  Phone
University Attended:
University of South Florida, B.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
Florida State University, J.D., with honors, 1994
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1995, Florida; U.S. Supreme Court

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Sarasota, Florida

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