After college he entered Law School at Mercer University and received a Juris Doctorate degree with Honors in 1970. He served on the Mercer Law Review and the Student Government Association. He also served in the United States Army Reserves from 1969 through 1974.
As a professional he became a member of the Florida Bar in 1971, was admitted to practice before the United States District Court Southern District of Florida in 1971, to the Trial Bar of the United States District Court in 1983 and to the United States Court of Federal Claims in 1993. His professional associations include the Florida Bar, Broward County Bar where he served as President from 2004 through 2005, the Florida Justice Association and the Broward County Justice Association. He is also a title agent for both Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.
Steve’s community involvement has included West Broward Ski and Travel Club; Plantation Athletic League coach; Plantation Chamber of Commerce; Plantation Kiwanis; and the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Steve holds the highest “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is the 2007 recipient of the Lynn Futch Professionalism in Practice Award presented by the Broward County Bar.
Steve’s main areas of practice are real property law including title insurance for owners and lenders, commercial litigation including mortgage foreclosures, personal injury litigation, family law and general practice.
Steve is a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit Mediator and has mediated a myriad of pending lawsuits saving the litigants time, money and the uncertainty and acrimony involved in contested litigation.
Steve enjoys spending time in the Florida Keys with his family and friends, golfing, the family’s Golden Doodle and Irish Wolfhound and singing bass with Barbershop Choruses and Quartets.
After graduating from law school, Ken moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in April of 1972. He was admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida in
Ken’s community activities have included Tamarac and Coral Springs Little League Baseball, where Ken coached his three sons for many years, and served on the board. He is a member of the board of the McJunkin Family Charitable Foundation, a member of the board of the Community Foundation of Broward County, and has been a participant in the Broward County Guardian Ad Litem program.
Ken’s main practice areas are Wills and Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, and Real Estate Law.
Ken is also an avid fisherman, dog lover (especially rescue dogs), and all around sports fan. He is a voracious reader and loves to travel with his wife Debbie, who works as a legal assistant in the law firm. He is very proud of the success of his children and values most the time he spends with his family.
He proudly served in the United States Navy, on both active duty and reserves, where he obtained the rank of Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Handler, Second Class, ABH2 (AW). He was ranked first in his Airman apprenticeship class. He also obtained his Air Warfare Specialist designation as a Third Class Petty Officer while on deployment to the Persian Gulf in 1988.
Mike’s main area of practice is collections and he is intimately familiar with the state and federal laws, rules and regulations relating to collection of debt. When clients have trouble collecting from their debtors and lawyers are unable to collect on judgments, they come to Mike for assistance.
In 2011 and again in 2013, Mike and his staff were recognized by Ford Motor Credit as a top performing firm within its attorney network.
Mike is married to Cheryl DeJean-Ingino, who also happens to be his legal assistant. He enjoys his family, which includes two exceptional boys, Cary and Blake.