Stephanie M. Pillar is a Trial Attorney with the Florida House Counsel firm of McGuinness & Cicero in their Tampa office. Ms. Pillar has over 17 years of litigation experience, mostly in insurance defense for staff counsel offices. Stephanie has experience with the State Attorney's and District Attorney's offices in Connecticut and New York and has created the General Counsel Office for a large local petroleum jobber. Stephanie was formerly the founding member of the Pillar Law Firm, P.A., an all-purpose law firm, and she has tried numerous civil and criminal jury cases to verdict over her career, along with hundreds of non-jury trials and hearings. Stephanie's areas of practice include general liability, auto accidents, premises liability, personal injury, products liability and defamation.
Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 2001)
Founding member, President and Trial Coordinator of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Trial Team
American University (B.A. in Political Science with University Honors, 1998)
New York, 2002
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Former Board Member and current Member of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and Sub-Committee
Young Lawyers Division Trial Advocacy Team Board
American Bar Association
Hillsborough County Guardian Ad Litem Program
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Ms. Pillar has held seminars on various legal topics for in-house counsel offices and claims adjusters. She is also an adjunct professor of ethics and criminal law for St. Leo University.