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Business Disputes

Bar Disciplinary Defense


Lanse has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and has an AV pre-eminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell for strong legal ability and high ethical standards. He has been recognized on numerous occasions among Florida’s Super Lawyers and Florida’s Legal Elite.


Lanse enjoys an excellent reputation within the legal community. Locally, he has served as President of The Hillsborough County Bar Association and the George Edgecomb Bar Association. At the statewide level, he is a past President of the Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association and a past member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors.


Lanse is committed to providing sound legal advice to his clients, but equally important, serving as a trusted advisor with whom his clients can consult on a broader basis. He brings that same professionalism to the legal community as he has served as a “lawyer’s lawyer” to countless colleagues both through his bar service and private consultation with fellow attorneys.

Hillsborough County Bar Association 2018 Outstanding lawyer award 2018 Outstanding Lawyer Award

When You Need a Trusted Advocate

Lanse Scriven has been in practice for more than 30 years. He brings a high level of professionalism and judgment to the business disputes he handles, whether that entails skillful negotiation of a settlement or trying a case to verdict. He has practiced at all levels in federal and state court, including the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Lanse also has an in-depth knowledge of The Florida Bar’s disciplinary system gleaned from his years of experience as a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors and as a Special Prosecutor for the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission.

“Selecting an attorney to protect your interest, especially in a moment of crisis, can be an intimidating task. Although I am proud to be recognized by my peers as a top lawyer in the State of Florida, I know that what really sets lawyers apart are those attributes that can only be demonstrated one client at a time: pride in work, a tireless commitment to quality, and a sincere desire to help. I look forward to speaking with you about how I can help you or your business.”



    Lanse Scriven

    “Our service should not be in expectation of
    acclaim. Our true reward is the
    service itself.”
    -- Lansing C. Scriven
    Excerpted from the Lawyer magazine
    (October 2005).