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Stephen Durant, Esquire

Mr. Durant is a commercial litigator with the highest (AV) rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has practiced in state and federal courts in the area of complex commercial litigation throughout his career.

His practice includes the following:

  • Representation of businesses in disputes involving purchase and sale of their assets, in resolution of shareholder derivative claims, and disputes involving dissolution of the entity.
  • Representation of city, counties, and county officials within Florida.
  • Extensive experience in enforcement and defense of claims relating to covenants not to compete and all aspects of employment contracts.
  • Representation of parties in disputes relating to complex real estate transactions and construction contracts.
  • Resolution of disputes involving insurance agents, including designation as lead counsel for defendants in a nationwide federal action designated by the Court as complex litigation.


Durant, Schoeppel, & Decunto, P.A.,
Jacksonville, Florida
Partner since 2006

Hedrick Dewberry Regan & Durant, P.A.,
Jacksonville, Florida 
Member from 2001-2006

Martin Ade Birchfield & Mickler, P.A.,
Jacksonville, Florida
Partner from 1978 to 2001
Associate from 1974 to 1978

Other Activities & Interests

Mr. Durant is a former Chairman of the Board of the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, is a Rotarian and, since 1991 has been involved as volunteer counsel for Stanton Rowing Foundation.