Faculty

Marcus Castillo

Marcus Castillo is co-founder of GlanceCharts and is a shareholder with Haas & Castillo, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida.

He is board certified in labor and employment law by the Florida Bar and has long been ranked as a Florida “Super Lawyer” and as “AV Preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Mr. Castillo has extensive experience handling many aspects of employment law including the prosecution and defense of EEO and FLSA cases and ERISA and related employee benefits claims. Beyond this specialization, Mr. Castillo has career-long experience handling the litigation, trial and appeal of a broad range of civil matters. Mr. Castillo has authored and lectured on a variety of legal topics. His speaking engagements include The Florida Bar Employment Law Trial Skills course and Labor and Employment Law Board Certification Review course. He has held multiple local and state level bar positions and was appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. He is an honors graduate of the University of Florida and received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.

Lee Haas

Lee Haas is co-founder of GlanceCharts. He is a Florida Bar board certified business litigation lawyer and a shareholder with Haas & Castillo, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida.

Mr. Haas’ practice emphasizes the resolution of contract and business disputes including claims of fraud and other business torts, construction claims cases, partnership and corporate disputes, and real property litigation. He has been a member of The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee and has served on the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases. He is ‘AV’ rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He graduated with high honors from the University of Florida and obtained his law degree from there as well.

Steven W. Teppler

Steven W. Teppler leads Abbott Law Group, P.A.’s electronic discovery and technology based litigation practice and frequently co-counsels with other attorneys on electronic discovery issues.

He has practiced law since 1981 and is admitted to the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois. Additionally, he is admitted into the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well the United States Supreme Court.

Steven’s practice focus is on electronic discovery, including production, preservation, and spoliation matters, and he advises clients about risk, liability, and compliance issues unique to information governance. His experience includes Federal and state court litigation matters, both against and on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, as well as probate and family law disputes where electronic discovery is critically implicated.

Steven is an active member of national and state bar associations. Nationally, he is the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Internet of Things (IoT) Committee, a member of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, a founder and co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Internet of Things National Institute (2015-present), a founder and co-program chair of the American Bar Association’s National Institute on Electronic Discovery and Information Governance (2012-2014), and a contributing author of the ANSI X9F4 trusted timestamp guideline standards for the financial industry. His Florida Bar activities include membership in the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, (2012-present); the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics (2005-2011, past chair 2010-2011) where he contributed to the Florida Bar Ethics Advisory Opinions 06-02 (Metadata Mining), 07-2 (Off-Shoring), and 10-2 (Storage Media Sanitization). He is also a founding co-chair of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section eDiscovery Committee (2014) which contributed to the drafting of the 2012 electronic discovery amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.

Steven holds six patents in the field of content authentication and is the founder and CEO of a content authentication provider. He an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad School of Law and at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches electronic discovery. He also lectures nationwide on evolving theories of technology oriented theories of liability and electronic discovery.