Steve and his brother Gary founded The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic in 1974 with the goal of making a difference in our community. Through public service, philanthropic donations and a commitment to seek justice for his clients, Steve has accomplished that goal and much more.
Steve played basketball at Princeton University and graduated magna cum laude. He then went to Harvard Law School where he graduated with honors.
Steve enjoys supervising all the cases in the firm. He has tried a multitude of jury trials over the years and continues to be involved in most jury selections and trials today. Steve's reputation for always being prepared and ready for trial has led to thousands of successful settlements. He takes great pride in being able to work each day with his son and three nephews.
Steve has always had a passion for public service. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives for six terms. Steve received 7 consecutive St. Petersburg Times Award nominations as the Most Valuable Member of the State House. He was also the Florida Education Association's Outstanding Legislator in 1980 and 1982.
Steve developed the idea for, and was the prime sponsor of, the constitutional amendment increasing the Homestead exemption in Florida to $25,000. After losing a tight race for Governor, Steve retired from politics, but he remains active today supporting other candidates. He and his brother spearheaded the campaign of Nat Glover who was elected as the first African-American Sheriff in Jacksonville history.
Steve enjoys biking to work each day as well as fishing and kayaking. He and his wife Anne also love spending time with their granddaughter.
Steve is also known for his tremendous generosity. Steve and Gary established a $1 million endowment to pay the full college tuition of certain graduates of their high school alma mater, Paxon High, who are accepted, enrolled and qualify for financial aid at the University of North Florida. To this day, almost 100 students have benefited from this opportunity. Other contributions include a $1 million donation to boost education at five inner-city elementary schools, a $2 million donation to Edward Waters College and most recently a fund established to help staff Jacksonville's parks over the summer so young people would have a safe place to play.
Steve graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University where he played on the basketball team. Steve graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.
- Jacksonville Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- The Florida Bar
- The Florida Justice Association
- The American Association for Justice
Stephen J. Pajcic III, born in Jacksonville, Florida; admitted to the bar 1972, Florida; 1974, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Contributing Author, "The Pros and Cons of the Constitution Revisions-Which Levers to Pull," 52 Florida Bar Journal, 678, 1978.
Co-Author, "Truth or Consequences: Florida Opts for Truth in Millage in Response to the Proposition 13 Syndrome," 8 Florida State University Law Review, 593, 1980.
Member, Florida House of Representatives, 1974-1985.
- Personal Injury
- Trucking Accidents
- Auto Negligence
- Products Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
Christensen v. Bowen, 140 So. 3d 498 (Fla. 2014)
Abrisch v. United States, 359 F.Supp.2d. 1214 (M.D. Fla. 2004)
Clay Electric Co-Operative, Inc. v. Johnson, 873 So.2d 1182 (Fla. 2003)
Thompson v. Gallo, 680 So.2d 441 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996)
Hyster v. Stephens, 560 So.2d 1334 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990)
Bush Leasing v. Gallo, 634 So.2d 737 (Fla. 1st DCA 1994)
Thompson v. Publix, 615 So.2d 796 (Fla. 1st DCA 1993)
Steve Pajcic's work at Pajcic & Pajcic includes:
- $13 Million Verdict in Log Truck U-Turn on U.S. 1
- Over $11 Million for Driver Wrongly Charged with Accident
- Over $11 Million in Recoveries Despite Only $25,000 in Insurance
- $10.2 Million Verdict for Death from Explorer Roof Crush
- $8 Million for Paralyzed Young Man Despite Inadequate Insurance
- Trucker Pays $7 Million Even Though Not Charged With Accident
- Seven Million Dollars In Total Settlement
- $5.25 Million for Deadly Crash
- $5.2 Million Verdict is Twice the Final Offer
- $5 Million from Drunk Driver Without Punitive Damages
- Insurance Company for Trucker Pays $4 Million on $1 Million Policy
- $3½ Million from Trucker Who Backs Up Over Motor Scooter
- $3.5 Million for Drunk Driving after Holiday Party
- Big Truck Case Settles Just Before Jury Selection for $2.75 Million
- Trucker Pays $2.4 Million for Death of Husband/Great Uncle
- $2.2 Million Recovery for Warehouseman Crushed Between Truck and Dock
- $2.1 Million from Valet Company for Crash into Hotel Lobby
- Multi-Million Recovery In Roll-Over Case
- $1.9 Million Settlement in Separate Cases on the Same Day
- Over $1 Million for Death after Bus Hits Manlift
- Landowner Pays $1 Million Policy Limits to Teenager on ATV
- 1 Old Spare Tire: 3 Deaths and 1 Quadriplegic
- Multi-million Policy Limits for Death of Son in Fiery Rural Crash
- Restaurant Pays for Serving Alcohol to 20-Year-Old
- Policy Limits from Another Deadly Truck Log
- Seven Figure Recovery for Patient Given 50 (Instead of 15) CCs of Insulin
- Laborer Gets $1 Million Policy Limits after Fall from Scaffold
- Multi-Million Dollar Recovery for Fall from Houseboat
- Homebuilder Agrees to Confidential Settlement for Quadriplegic Mexican Laborer
- $3.4 Million For Sign Which Does Not Break Away
- Seaman Recovers $2.6 Million for Fall from Tugboat Mast
- $2.1 Million Verdict for Child's Drowning Due to Inadequate Fencing at Pool
- $2 Million from Alarm Company and Apartment Complex for Failure to Protect Elderly Woman
- Multi-Million Dollar Recovery for Woman Requiring Heart Transplant Following Hospital's Failure to Treat on a Sunday
- $1.75 Million for Detective's Death from Misdiagnosis of Diabetic Emergency
- $1 Million for Negligent Discharge of Suicidal Patient
- Apartment Complex Pays $1.75 Million for Teen Killed by Stray Bullet