Stephan Alain Le Clainche
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With more than three decades of experience in civil litigation, Stephan Le Clainche knows that skill in the courtroom is just part of the story. A topflight lawyer also knows how to counsel and comfort clients – and anticipate the other side’s every move. The best lawyers are advisers and advocates, compassionate yet aggressive. These are the traits Mr. Le Clainche brings to every case he handles.
Mr. LeClainche's accomplishments over the years have enabled him to achieve an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for ethics and legal ability from the nation’s oldest guide to lawyers and law firms. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers In America and Florida Super Lawyers, publications based exclusively on peer selection.
Examples of Mr. LeClainche's success in the courtroom include a $40 million dollar verdict recovered for a child in a wrongful death case, a case tried with senior partner, Theodore Babbitt; a $2.3 million dollar verdict for personal injuries suffered during a fall at an amusement park; a $2.8 million dollar verdict for a death and personal injuries suffered by husband and wife in a motor vehicle accident; verdicts of $1.7 million and $10 million in two separate cases involving sexual abuse of minors; and a $5 million dollar settlement reached during trial in a medical malpractice case. Recently, Mr. LeClainche was part of a team of lawyers who, after years of costly litigation, successfully recovered $27 million dollars on behalf of 10 victims of child abuse in a case brought in Federal Court in New York.
A Florida board-certified civil trial lawyer since 1996, Mr. Le Clainche focuses his practice in areas that include medical malpractice, automobile negligence, sexual abuse, medical device litigation, and other serious injury and negligence cases. The cases may be different, but the complexities, challenges, and consequences are always high, requiring attention to detail – and dedication to a client’s needs and concerns. With every case, Mr. Le Clainche is both veteran lawyer and seasoned investigator, investing the time necessary to unearth and analyze every potentially relevant facet of a case. But he is always a partner, too, making sure that clients are kept updated on the progress of a matter – and that they are always part of the team.
Mr. Le Clainche brings insight – not just to the facts of the case, but to the strategies opponents may use. For a decade prior to joining Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne & Le Clainche, Mr. Le Clainche was a partner at a prominent medical malpractice defense firm. That experience gives him an invaluable understanding of the defendant’s case and tactics, and how his own clients can overcome them – and prevail.
Mr. Le Clainche was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica.
Areas of Practice
- 100% Civil Trial
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Medical Products & Devices
- Medical Malpractice
- Child Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Class Actions
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
- Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
- Civil Trial Law, The Florida Bar
- Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Florida, 1984
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1997
- University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
- J.D. - 1984
- Florida International University, Miami, Florida
- B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1981
- Major: Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Palm Beach County Bar Association
- Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association
- The Florida Bar
- American Association for Justice
- The Florida Justice Association
- American Board Trial Advocates