Steven Brotman

Steven J. Brotman


  • West Palm Beach


Steve Brotman is an associate in the West Palm Beach office of Locke Lord LLP where he works with the financial services litigation group. He has experience representing institutional lenders and servicers throughout the Florida state and federal courts arising from claims alleging violations of the Real Estate Settlement Practices Act (RESPA), Truth-In-Lending Act (TILA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Florida Consumer Practices Act (FCCPA). Additionally, he has vast litigation experience throughout Florida’s state and appellate courts on contested residential and commercial foreclosure litigation and has handled numerous trials and appellate oral arguments. He has also represented clients throughout the Florida bankruptcy courts in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 matters.

Reported Decisions

  • Secure Ret. Group, LLC v. U.S. BANK, N.A. as trustee for C-Bass Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-CB5, 2D19-537, 2020 WL 1074971 (Fla. 2d DCA Mar. 6, 2020)
  • Walton v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, 4D18-3216, 2020 WL 1060874 (Fla. 4th DCA Mar. 5, 2020)
  • Cromer v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 4D19-2067, 2020 WL 583894 (Fla. 4th DCA Feb. 6, 2020)
  • Avon v. Bank of Am., Nat'l Ass'n, 262 So. 3d 734 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019)
  • Wood v. Green Tree Servicing LLC, 244 So. 3d 222 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)
  • Power v. U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n for Residential Funding Mortgage Sec. I, Inc., Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-S7, 242 So. 3d 1125 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018)
  • HSBC Bank USA v. Nelson, 246 So. 3d 486, 487 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)
  • Miller v. Bank of New York Mellon for Certificateholders of CWMBS, Inc., CHL Mortgage Pass-Through Tr. 2005-30, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-30, 236 So. 3d 1011 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017)
  • Calarese v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, 17-60747-CIV, 2017 WL 3267932 (S.D. Fla. July 31, 2017)
  • Nardolilli v. Bank of New York Mellon, 16-81653-CIV, 2017 WL 5634714 (S.D. Fla. June 21, 2017)
  • Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co. v. Richbobka, 2017 WL 2979173, at *1 (Fla.Cir.Ct.)

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Named, “Up and Comer,” Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2013
  • Florida Blue Key Alumnus
  • Palm Beach Post Pathfinder Award (Forensics/Speech)