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- Attorney at law
Steven deLaroche, a Daytona Beach attorney, practices in the areas of family, business, and criminal law. As such, he handles child custody, child support and visitation, and divorce cases; and labor and employment issues, contract disputes, and contract and lease negotiations. In addition, Steven deLaroche utilizes his skills as an attorney to represent individuals charged with driving under the influence, domestic violence, drug offenses, and other crimes. The seasoned attorney possesses more than 20 years of experience as an attorney and judge.
Steven deLaroche graduated from The State University of New York at Potsdam with a B.A. in Economics. At Stetson University College of Law in Florida, where he earned a J.D., he served on the editorial staff of the Stetson Law Review and on the International Law Moot Court team. For the Stetson Law Review, he wrote “The Need for a Civil Penalty in Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law.” Subsequently, attorney Steven deLaroche studied Advanced Trial Evidence at The National Judicial College in Reno.
Commencing his legal career in the Seventh Judicial Circuit’s Office of the State Attorney in Florida, Steven deLaroche prosecuted cases at all levels, including capital crimes, and specialized for more than a year in prosecuting those accused of child-sex crimes. For eight months, he co-headed the Career Criminal Division, seeking the harshest penalties for felons deemed most dangerous. During this period, Steven deLaroche also acted as an Adjunct Professor at Daytona Beach Community College, where he taught Probate and Introduction to Law.
Elected to two terms as a County Judge by the voters of Volusia County, Steven deLaroche utilized his experience as an attorney to preside over both criminal and civil courts during his tenure. Adjudicating the county’s largest criminal docket, he closed more criminal cases annually than any other Volusia judge. In civil court, Steven deLaroche gained expertise in several areas useful in his current practice as an attorney, such as landlord/tenant issues, contracts and interpretation, medical insurance, and condominium association matters.