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Steve Rissman is the Senior Partner of Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, McLain & Mangan, P.A.  He limits his practice to the representation of employers and carriers or self-insureds in workers’ compensation cases.  He is on the Board of Directors and Perpetual Program Chair of the annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, the largest gathering of workers’ compensation professionals in the country.  He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America from 1995 to the present.  He has been named as one of Orlando’s Top Lawyers by Orlando, The City’s Magazine, an honor held by a very small handful of defense lawyers in Central Florida.  He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Florida State University College of Law teaching a workers’ compensation course.  In April 2011, he was elected to the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, a national organization that recognizes the expertise of workers’ compensation lawyers around the country.  Most recently, he has been named as one of the lawyers elected to the Florida Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar (1972)


  • University of South Florida (B.A. 1969)
  • Florida State University (J.D. 1972)


  • Board of Directors, Workers' Compensation Institute, Member
  • Governor's Workers' Compensation Oversight Board (1989)
  • Judicial Nominating Commission for Workers' Compensation Judges, Former Member
  • Workers' Compensation Educational Conference, Program Chairman
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
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