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Stephen Kaufer is a Senior Partner in Walton Lantaff’s West Palm Beach office. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Mr. Kaufer had a significant background in insurance defense. In addition, he had been corporate counsel for a multi-state third party administrator and handled matters regarding state compliance and the establishment of both homogeneous and diverse self-insured funds, as well as drafting contracts between the Funds and their members.

Practice Areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation Defense
  • First party liability defense
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Immigration
  • Employment Law

Admitted to Practice:

  • Florida Bar, 1993
  • Southern District of the United States District Court of Florida, 1998
  • Middle District of the United States District Court of Florida, 1998


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, 1992
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of the Arts, 1988

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Guardian Ad Litem, Polk County
  • Workers Compensation Section, Florida Bar

Honors & Awards

  • Selective Service Board representative as appointed by President Clinton.

Representative Experience

  • Capuano v. Walmart, 800 So.2d 652 (1st DCA 2001) – The Appellate Court decided that the JCC had no jurisdiction to question the terms of an approved managed care arrangement

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