Reach me at (407) 895-8001

Reach me at (407) 895-8001

- Workers' Compensation
- Employment Law
- General Liability Defense
- Appellate Practice


Tamara Middleton

Mr. McKillop is a Partner of Jones, Hurley and Hand, P.A. Currently, he is also the Managing Partner of the firm's Tampa office. His focus includes defending  Employers, Self-Insured Entities and Carriers in Workers' Compensation, Employment, General Liability and Appeals.  He has been AV Rated for many years and in 2011 received the designation of "AV- Preeminent" by his Peers as reflected by Martindale Hubbell, the most authoritative and widely consulted directory of lawyers in the United States.  Additionally, Steve McKillop has been recognized as one of Orlando's Top Lawyers by Orlando Home & Leisure.  Mr. McKillop is an author and frequent lecturer/instructor of many Continuing Education Courses provided to adjusters and insurance professionals. 

Mr. McKillop was born and raised in Florida.  He received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Human Development from Vanderbilt University in 1986 and later earned his Law Degree from the University of Florida in 1989. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990. Prior to joining our firm in 1996, Steve McKillop acquired considerable jury trial experience with over 100 jury trials as an Assistant State Attorney with the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida.   

When not at work, Mr. McKillop enjoys time with his family and children.  Both he and his wife are fourth generation Floridians.  As a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, he has devoted considerable time to the Boy Scouts of America with Troop 24 and Pack 24 serving as an Assistant Cub Master and Webelos Den Leader.  Steve enjoys sports and the outdoors including the beach and saltwater fishing. For the last 3 years, he has served as Head Coach of the Junior and Lightning Division Teams of the South Orlando Renegades Lacrosse Club.  

Vanderbilt University (B.A., Political Science and Human 
Development, Cum Laude, 1986)
University of Florida (J.D., 1989)

Workers' Compensation
Employment Law
General Liability Defense
Appellate Practice

Florida Bar 
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 

Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar
Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar
Orange County Bar Association
Council on Litigation Management
DRI (Defense Research Institute)

"AV- Preeminent" and AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell
Omicron Delta Kappa
Pi Sigma Alpha
Kappa Delta Epsilon
Phi Delta Phi

Florida Department of Financial Services Licensed CEU Instructor
CEU Institute - CEU Instructor

How to Read Insurance Policies and Determine Coverage-
Presented June 2012 at CCMSI, New Orleans, LA

Ethics in Claims Management-
Presented January 2012 at T.H.E. Insurance Co., Treasure Island, FL 

Mechanism of Injury-
Presented July 2011 at ACE USA/ESIS, Tampa, FL
Presented April 2011 at Broadspire, Sunrise, FL

Workers' Compensation Defenses-
Presented May 2011 at Broadspire, Sunrise, FL

Cost Containment Strategies-
Presented August 2011 at Publix Risk Management, Lakeland, FL 

Workers Compensation Utilization Guidelines- 
Presented August 2011 at Publix Risk Management, Lakeland, Florida 

Fraud Awareness-
Presented  November 2010, Broadspire, Maitland, Florida 

Fundamentals of Adjuster Ethics-
Presented  January 2010, Sedgwick, Tampa, Florida

Time Management for Case Managers and Adjusters-
Presented  August 2009  Claims Management, Inc., Bentonville, AK

Negotiation Skills For Claims Professionals-
Presented  July 2009 at Arrowpoint Capital, Charlotte, NC