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Benjamin E. Stearns

Benjamin E. Stearns



Benjamin Stearns counsels insurance industry clients on regulatory, compliance, transactional, international, and cross-border matters and defends insurers in coverage litigation. His practice extends to other regulated industries as well, providing licensing and compliance counsel to professional services, cannabis, and alcohol industry clients. He also lobbies the Florida executive branch and legislature.

Benjamin’s notable prior engagements include representing the state of Florida in an original action against Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court over the apportionment of the waters in the Chattahoochee-Flint-Apalachicola river system. His work has led to presentations on the Safety Act, a government program designed to promote the development of anti-terrorism technologies, and statutory and municipal diversity and social equity programs in the marijuana industry, among others. He has written extensively on insurance coverage matters, alternative dispute resolution, and cannabis law.

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Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, Government Operations and Liability Subcommittee

Speaking Engagements

  • "Legal Liabilities Series: The SAFETY Act and Civil Liability Principles," McCain Institute (April 13, 2021)
  • "Cannabis & Regulating Social Equity," ABA Section of State and Local Government Law Annual Meeting (July 22, 2020)


  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
  • University of Florida (M.A., 2010)
  • University of Miami (B.A., 2006)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts


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