Steve Geller, Broward County Commissioner, Dist. 5, Former Senator, Florida and GELLER LAW FIRM, PA
Steve Geller is the principal of Geller Law Firm, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of land use and zoning, administrative law, lobbying, and gaming, representing local, state, and national clients.
Geller is currently an elected Broward County Commissioner, representing District 5, consisting of all or parts of seven cities. Geller was a member of the Florida Legislature for 20 years, where he served as the Minority Leader of the Florida Senate. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1988 to 1998, and was a member of the Florida Senate from 1998 to 2008. He served two terms as Chair of the Broward County Legislative Delegation, and two terms as Chair of the Hendry County Legislative Delegation. He has served as Chair of the Legislative Committees on Regulated Industries (alcohol, tobacco and gambling), Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Comprehensive Planning (local government and growth management). Mr. Geller has also served the entire 20 years of his Legislative service on the Finance and Tax Committee. He has also served as National President of both the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) and the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS). He has been a frequent speaker across the country on both gambling and insurance issues, and has spoken frequently in Florida on local government and growth management issues. Geller currently serves as Special Counsel and legal advisor to the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States.
Prior to his election to the Broward County Commission, which caused Geller to leave his then-current law firm because of conflict issues, Geller served as Chair of the Gaming Law Practice Group at Greenspoon Marder, a National Law Firm. Geller has provided analysis on Florida and National gambling issues to American and Foreign investment houses. He has represented National gambling clients in Florida, as well as Florida Pari-mutuels and other Florida gambling related clients. He has given advice and specific written opinions on gambling related issues to numerous legal clients.
Geller has been practicing law for over 35 years and has enjoyed an “AV Preeminent” ranking from Martindale-Hubbell for over the last 15 years. AV Preeminent is the highest possible rating from the largest and oldest lawyer peer review rating system. Geller has also been listed in “Florida Super Lawyers”, “South Florida Legal Guide Top Rated Lawyers”, the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers”, and has received other recognitions for his legal abilities and ethics.
Mr. Geller was born in New York, New York, in 1958. He has lived in South Florida since 1965. He attended Florida State University for college and law school, where he was a member of AEPi Fraternity. He has lived in South Broward since his graduation from Florida State University College of Law in 1982.