Meet Our Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Steven J. Glaros and Associates, we will fight for you, your family, and your rights. Our compassionate attorneys care about providing you with the legal representation you deserve. Whether you are in need of child support lawyers or an alimony attorney, the staff at the Law Offices of Steven J. Glaros and Associates is here to assist you any way we can. For your convenience, we have seven locations across Florida including Brandon, Tampa, Largo, Palm Harbor, Land O’ Lakes, Hyde Park, Wesley Chapel and New Port Richey. Our law firm in Tampa Bay, Florida is certified by the BBB and the Supreme Court, which means all of our services are backed by a commitment to the highest standard of legal excellence.
Steven J. Glaros
Family Law, Personal Injury
Steven grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University, where he graduated Cum Laude and received the Roy E. Hyde Award for Top Graduate in Major. Steven J. Glaros attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where he received his Juris Doctor after only two years in the school's accelerated program. While there he participated in the American Bar Association, Moot Court Competition, and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity.
Initially, Steven J. Glaros worked under then-Attorney General Charlie Crist for the State of Florida as an Assistant Attorney General in St. Petersburg, Florida. As an Assistant Attorney General, he researched, drafted pleadings, and litigated thousands of trials. Thereafter, he joined a law firm in Palm Harbor, Florida, as their primary family law associate. While there he managed a high number of primarily family law cases; his emphasis being divorce, child custody, domestic violence injunctions, and dependency.
Steven then became a solo practitioner, where he represented mostly family law matters. His experience includes representation of several divorcing wives of other Family Law attorneys, and he has prevailed in many highly contested custody battles. Steven has completed the Supreme Court of Florida certification course for family law mediators and will soon be a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Law Mediator.
In his spare time, Steven has volunteered for a variety of community interest projects. He volunteers at the annual Lawfest Workshop in St. Petersburg providing free legal advice to attendees. Steven volunteers for the guardian ad litem program assisting children within the legal system. He's also hosted benefits for the animals of the Humane Society and, after Hurricane Katrina, he collected and distributed necessary aid to its victims before spending three weeks assisting in the cleanup effort.
Memberships: Florida Bar Association, Clearwater Bar Association, Canakaris Inns of Court
Ruby C. Wake
Wills & Estate Planning
Attorney Ruby Wake’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. She excels in guiding her clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions. This can only be accomplished by creating plans that ensure the wellbeing of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. Her considerable legal expertise includes family protection and wealth preservation, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, Ruby will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.
Ruby graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 2008. After graduation, Ruby continued working at the boutique wills, trusts, and estates law firm of the Law Offices of Amy Holzman, PLLC, where she started off as a paralegal in 2004. As an associate, Ruby represented high net-worth families and their businesses, as well as couples requiring prenuptial agreements. After eight years of working closely with clients, Ruby transitioned to the Private Client Services, Estates, & Trusts Department of the prestigious New York City law firm, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP. At Windels, Ruby had the opportunity of working closely with some of the most influential estate planning attorneys in New York.
In 2013, Ruby established Wake Law, LLC, because she wanted to cater her practice to assisting families in estate planning without the stringent requirements imposed by some of the top law firms. Ruby moved to Florida and has transitioned her successful New York practice to serve clients in the Tampa Bay area. She has chosen to concentrate her practice in estate planning for growing families, families with children with special needs, elderly clients requiring assistance, and small business owners. Ruby is passionate about helping families create happy and secure futures. Most importantly, Ruby is happily married to Anthony and the proud mother of Ethan and Kaleesi.
Memberships: Florida Bar Association and Brandon Bar Association
Personal Injury Attorney
As a long-term Tampa Bay area resident, Stacey Bartlett attended the University of South Florida where she received a full scholarship and graduated with her B.A. cum laude. She then worked her way through law school and earned her law degree from Stetson University College of Law, which is recognized as one of the top schools in the country for trial advocacy. There she participated in the client counseling team and competed nationally as a member of the dispute resolution team.
After graduating in 2004, Stacey began working for a Fortune 100 company and spent close to a decade practicing in corporate America. She has benefited from numerous leadership, management, and relationship-building courses during her tenure and has been awarded recognition for her performance, collaboration and negotiation skills, and leadership in difficult situations. Stacey’s real-world experience gives her the ability to look outside the box and bring a different perspective to her client’s cases. She is able to combine her knowledge of the criminal justice system with this experience to earn results for her clients.
Since then, Stacey has become a member of the Clearwater Bar Association, the Pasco Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and has been admitted since 2014 in Florida. In 2017, she opened her own firm where she solely practices criminal defense. Stacey is a full-time wife, mother of two beautiful children, and criminal defense attorney.
“Since I was 8 years old, I have always wanted to be an attorney. I’ve always been passionate about helping others, especially those who have a feeling of helplessness. Fighting for other people is in my DNA. I truly believe in seeking justice in ALL circumstances; this means helping people to understand their rights, fighting to ensure those rights are intact, and making sure that the criminal justice system doesn’t overwhelm my clients. I believe that people deserve second chances, that a mistake shouldn’t define anyone, and that a label such as “criminal” shouldn’t become anyone’s identity. Because of this, I work tirelessly to combine compassion, zeal, and integrity in my practice.”
Stacey L. Bartlett
Stacey L. Bartlett, Esq.
Rebecca started her career in Dependency after graduating with her Bachelors of Arts at the University of South Florida in 2003. Working in the Dependency system for 13 years gave Rebecca the experience and perseverance needed to work often emotional-charged environment of Family Law as well as the ability to work efficiently in high-conflict situations. Rebecca has a deep passion for families and for the welfare of children.
Rebecca graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in January of 2017. While at Cooley Law School, Rebecca won the Mock Trial Competition in 2014 and was a Semi-Finalist in the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division Client Counseling- Regional Competition in 2016.
Rebecca has been a member of The Florida Bar since April of 2017 and belongs to the Young Lawyers Section. Rebecca is also a member of the Citrus-Hernando Inn of the Court. Rebecca specializes in the area of Family Law including Divorce, Child Custody, and Alimony issues as well as Dependency Law. Rebecca is well versed in Adoption Applicant Review Committee (AARC) meetings as well as Florida Statute Chapter 120 Appeals associated with AARC denials. Rebecca accepts appointments as a private Guardian Ad Litem in Family Law cases and takes cases at a reduced rate when necessary to ensure a family in need is able to access the services of a Guardian Ad Litem
Away from work, Rebecca is the proud mother of three children and an avid fan for her children’s sports, theater, and other activities. Rebecca has personal experience with the complexity of divorce and co-parenting children. Rebecca is a supporter of her local community schools and athletics. “Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.” ~Mother Teresa
Staci Kelly Chisholm
Staci Kelly Chisholm believes that successful advocacy starts with setting her client’s expectations up front, followed by sound preparation, good faith negotiations and efficiency in processes. In Staci’s 18 years practicing exclusively family law, this foundation, she finds, is the best approach for families experiencing the angst of separation and divorce.
Staci is a proud native of Quincy, Florida. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Economics from Florida A & M University. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Economics from Florida State University and completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Staci is a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Mediator. She is also trained in Collaborative Divorce which is a confidential, cost-effective approach to divorcing outside of court. Staci is a Former Board Member of Bay Area Legal Services and the Clearwater Bar Association. She is also the past Section Chair of the Family Law Section of the Clearwater Bar Association and a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and a member of Canakaris Inn of Court. Staci volunteers her time assisting Bay Area Legal Services with their Family Law Forms Clinic in an effort to provide individuals with pro se legal assistance and partners with them providing limited representation to members of the community who cannot afford representation. Staci volunteers her time to provide legal assistance to the Clearwater Bar Annual Legal Fair which helps members of the community, regardless of income, with family law matters. Staci is passionate about helping the underserved in our community. She was the recipient of the first ever Clearwater Bar Association President’s Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Legal Services in 2017.
Staci is a proud mom of two girls, Kennedy and Karsyn and dog mom to “Quincy.” In Staci’s free time she enjoys spending family Fridays with her family. She also enjoys art, jazz, and all things Napa Valley.
Cela D. Webster
Cela D. Webster brings over 20 years of dedicated public service to our firm. She is a Tampa native and bilingual (Spanish). She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of South Florida. She married her college sweetheart right after graduation and together they began their journey together in Upstate New York where Cela pursued her law degree at Syracuse University College of Law. While in law school, Cela was an Officer of the Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA), Member of its Moot Court Team, Class Senator, Syracuse University Judicial Affairs Officer and a Member of the Civil Rights Clinic. Cela is licensed to practice law in both New York and Florida State.
After law school, Cela remained in New York and dedicated herself to helping migrant farm workers with a primary focus on representing victims of domestic violence in divorce, custody and injunction proceedings. Shortly thereafter, Cela accepted a federal appointment to serve as the career law clerk to the Chief United States District Court Judge, Gary L. Sharpe, for the Northern District of New York, where she researched and drafted opinions on a variety of federal civil and criminal cases for over 15 years. During which time, Cela and her husband expanded their family and welcomed three children. Cela and her husband’s desire to return home to Tampa, resulted in a transfer to work in the Middle District of Florida where she continued to clerk for multiple District Court and Magistrate Judges. Seeking to expand her legal expertise in Florida State Law, Cela accepted a position as General Counsel for the Hernando County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller. Thereafter, Cela accepted a position to work for Bay Area Legal Services in Plant City, where she could focus her time and energy in helping clients with divorce, child custody, domestic violence injunctions and paternity cases. When Cela is not hard at work, she is a dedicated wife and mother. Cela enjoys spending time with family, attending her kids’ sporting events, beachcombing, cooking, walking her dog (Zorro), volunteering with Feeding Tampa Bay, Athletic Booster Club and her local church. Cela bring this wealth of experience and dedication to our firm along with invigorating energy to help her clients resolve their legal matters with strength and dignity.
Memberships: Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, Family Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections of the Florida Bar.