Legal Skills and Values
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Professor Doug Stein is one of the most accomplished appellate advocates in the State of Florida. He has served as lead counsel in more than five-hundred civil appeals covering a broad spectrum of issues. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, New York, and the District of Colombia, in addition to various federal appellate courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits. Prof. Stein received his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and is a 1982 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where he was named Editor-in-Chief of the International Law Review, and selected for both the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition and National Moot Court Team. Upon graduation he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter Palermo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, after which he moved into the private sector. He served the maximum two terms on The Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee and has lectured for numerous institutions on the subjects of appellate litigation and insurance law.
Professor Stein has been selected three times by the Judicial Nominating Commission as a candidate for appointment by the Governor to the Third District Court of Appeal, State of Florida. In addition to his pursuits in the law, Professor Stein holds a 4th degree black belt in Shotokan karate, and is Director of Legal Affairs and a Member of the Executive Board of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Karate Program.