Anthony J. Steele was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and has lived in Florida almost his entire life. He enjoys golf, tennis, water skiing, snow skiing, and surfing. His hobbies are sports, music, and politics and is passionate about each.
Anthony earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. After graduation from FSU, Anthony moved back to Tampa, where he landed a job with Cigna Property & Casualty, and gained his first exposure to the insurance industry. Anthony moved to Miami to attend St. Thomas University School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate degree from St. Thomas in 1996. He thereafter found a job with a small law firm in Miami with a high volume insurance subrogation practice. Anthony found his way back to the Tampa Bay area in 1998 where he developed his practice over the following 4 years into the areas of local government law, commercial litigation, simple wills & probate, commercial real estate transactions, and business law.
From 2001 until 2013, Anthony worked as a Senior Staff Attorney for a major, publicly-traded consumer debt buyer and has been involved in the debt collection industry ever since. He has also gained additional valuable insurance law experience defending Florida’s largest home builder against construction defect claims and bringing first-party assignment of benefits claims against property insurance carriers. He currently practices debt collection and subrogation remotely from Tampa where he currently resides.