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Steven L. Sands
Mediator and Arbitrator



1400 Hand Avenue, Suite D

Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 


(386) 253-1560


(800) 264-2622



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Steve Sands began his legal career more than 35 years ago when he joined the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt and Eidson handling commercial litigation.   Steve joined the Fourth Circuit State Attorney Office handling felony prosecutions before returning to Volusia County to practice personal injury work and was the managing partner of Sands, White & Sands, P.A for the last 20 years.     Steve’s breadth of experience spans commercial and personal injury litigation, including Medical Negligence. 

In joining UWWM, Steve has completed his transition from litigator to full time dispute resolution.  He is fulfilling a long-held goal of helping parties settle differences in a compassionate, personalized manner. He plans to use his extensive experience in that pursuit.

He has regularly handled cases involving automobile, motorcycle, and trucking collisions; medical negligence, plaintiffs’ personal injury, wrongful death; pharmaceutical litigation; nursing home negligence/abuse; and commercial disputes.

Education & Qualifications

  • J.D., University of Florida Law School, 1987, with Honors
  • University of Florida Law Review
  • B.S., Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, Tufts University, 1984
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Rated Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • Past President, Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Past Officer and Director, Volusia County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Member, Eagle Sponsor, Florida Justice Association (FJA),
  • Member, American Association for Justice

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1998

Practice Areas

  • Bad Faith
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Commercial
  • First and Third Party Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Real Property
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Nursing Home