Steve Berlin Joins Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell


TAMPA, FL – August 10, 2017 – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell welcomes Steve Berlin to the Tampa office. Berlin, a litigation associate who focuses on casualty litigation with an emphasis on deconstructing complex matters and issues involving technology, comes to Rumberger after serving for 20 years as an Army officer, 13 of which he served as a JAG officer.

Berlin attended the United States Military Academy and received his B.S. in Operations Research. After a tour as a field artillery officer, Berlin attended law school at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. He was then qualified and certified as an Army JAG officer. He worked as a criminal litigator and as in-house counsel. The Army JAG Corps designated him as an Expert Military Justice Practitioner.

“With Steve’s extensive past trial experience, he will be a great addition to our team of litigators,” said Robert Blank, Administrative Partner for the Tampa office.

During Berlin’s long career as an Army JAG, he has prosecuted over 60 courts-martial with a heavy emphasis on crimes involving sexual and family violence. He began prosecuting military cases in Fort Knox, Kentucky where he became the senior prosecutor and also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Later, as a member of the Army’s first cohort of Special Victim Prosecutors, Berlin received advanced training in forensics, medical evidence, and advocacy.

As in-house counsel, he helped military commanders solve sensitive, complex problems. He was responsible a variety of legal disciplines including operational law, military justice, administrative law, investigation, claims, legal assistance, and fiscal law. He has extensively served as an ethics counselor.

Outside of litigation, he is the legal advisor to the West Point Society – Florida West Coast chapter.


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