Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC
17 E. Main St.
Suite 200 Pensacola, FL 32502
(850) 202-1010 www.awkolaw.com
Stephen H. Echsner
Stephen H. Echsner received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Marquette University in 1977, and his law degree from Saint Louis University in 1980.
While at law school, Mr. Echsner was an editor on the Saint Louis University Law Journal. After completing law school, he joined the firm, and became a shareholder in 1985.
He is licensed to practice law before all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence and product liability.
He is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and The Florida Bar. Mr. Echsner has been involved in the following professional associations: Florida Bar Board of Governors (Member, February 2007 - Present), Florida Bar Grievance Committee, First Judicial Circuit (Member, 1991-1994); Florida Bar Fee Arbitration Committee, First Judicial Circuit (Member, 1990-1993, Chairman, 1991-1993); Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (Member Executive Committee, 1989-1991, President 1994-1995, Vice-President 1993-1994, Treasurer 1992-1993); the American Bar Association; the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Florida Bar Military Law Committee; American Board of Trial Advocates (Treasurer 1995-1996, Secretary 1996-1997); and the Pensacola Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
In 1996, he was the recipient of the Florida Bar Pro Bono Award, First Judicial Circuit of Florida, for his representation of a convicted murderer that resulted in a reduction of a death sentence to a sentence of a term of years.
Mr. Echsner has lectured at professional seminars throughout the State of Florida on the subject of subrogation and liens in the context of personal injury and death cases under state and federal law.
Mr. Echsner was born in Columbus, Indiana. He is married to Rebecca Ann Fleege and they have four children. He remains actively involved in the following local community organizations: School Advisory Council-Gulf Breeze Middle School, St. Ann's Catholic Church, Escambia County Family Visitation Center, Kaleidoscope and Northwest Florida Crippled Children's Association.