Stephen Hauptman is deeply committed to representing property owners, dedicating over two decades of his legal career to this pursuit. With a track record of recovering more than $50 million for community associations and other owners struggling with construction defects, Mr. Hauptman cares about his clients and possesses the expertise to resolve their claims swiftly and effectively.

Specializing exclusively in handling large, complex construction defect cases, he brings extensive experience in both prosecuting and formerly defending such matters.  Moreover, Mr. Hauptman also excels in navigating complex insurance issues, having successfully prosecuted numerous cases against insurance companies directly to secure benefits and damages for bad faith. Licensed to practice law in Florida, California, and New York, Mr. Hauptman received his undergraduate degree from Duke University before earning his law degree with honors from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was also an esteemed member of the University of Miami Law Review.


  • J.D., 2002, University of Miami School of Law, cum laude
  • B.A., 1999, Duke University


  • Florida
  • California
  • New York