A devoted bicyclist who holds two state racing records, attorney Steven deLaroche applies the same dedication and competitive spirit to his Daytona Beach law practice. Concentrating on criminal defense as well as business and family law, he handles cases involving such matters as domestic violence, injunctions, contract and lease disputes and negotiations, DUI, child custody and support, and divorce. Steven deLaroche brings to his practice more than 20 years of experience as a trial attorney and judge in nearly 180 jury cases.
In his accomplished career, Steven deLaroche has served as a prosecutor for the Office of the State Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Florida, as a criminal attorney in the Law Offices of David R. Damore, and as a sole practitioner in the Law Offices of Steven N.J. deLaroche. The voters of Volusia County, Florida, elected him County Judge twice, and his fellow judges named him Chief Administrative County Judge. Steven deLaroche has gained expertise in issues related to zoning, debt collection, foreclosure, auto and medical insurance, landlord/tenant issues, and other civil matters as well as criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to capital offenses.
In addition to serving as an attorney and judge, Steven deLaroche acted as Chairman of the Probation Selection Committee for Volusia County, negotiating multimillion-dollar contracts between the county and probation-services providers. He also became Chairman of the Elections Canvassing Board, supervising the Presidential primary and November elections in 2004 following the turmoil in Florida during the 2000 Presidential election. Additionally, Steven deLaroche utilized his expertise and skills as an attorney in his role as an adjunct professor at Daytona Beach Community College and as an instructor for the DeLand Citizens Police Academy.
At The State University of New York at Potsdam, future attorney Steven deLaroche received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. While pursuing his law degree, he attended Stetson University College of Law in Florida, joining the International Law Moot Court team and the editorial staff of the Stetson Law Review. During this period, Steven deLaroche wrote “The Need for a Civil Penalty in Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law” for the publication. Later, he completed a course, Advanced Trial Evidence, at The National Judicial College in Reno.