Stephen T. Brown was born in 1947 and has lived in Florida since 1950. In 1968, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in risk management and insurance from Florida State University. While at Florida State, he founded and became the president, treasurer and vice president of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He was also a member of the Student Honor Court and the Interfraternity Council. Among his graduating class, he was recognized as an outstanding senior and graduate.
In 1972, Stephen graduated from the University of Miami with a juris doctorate. While at the University of Miami he worked on the Law Review; was president of the Wig and Robe Honor Society; served as a senator and vice president of the Student Bar Association; was co-chair of the Freshman Moot Court; was on the Dean’s List; and was a Merit Scholar.
After teaching from 1968 to 1972 in the Dade County public school system, Stephen worked as a trial lawyer for 19 years with the law firm of Preddy, Kutner, Hardy, Rubinoff, Brown & Thompson. Thirteen of those years were spent as partner. Stephen later retired from his position as a U.S. magistrate judge in the Southern District of Florida after working there for 21 years.
Stephen is a past member of the Seminole Boosters Board of Directors and is currently, for the second time, a member of the National Board of Directors of the FSU Alumni Association.
Stephen lives in Tallahassee with his wife of 47 years, Yvonne. He enjoys golf, snow skiing and reading. Although now retired, he still enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor in the FSU College of Law.