Before attending law school Steve worked in the field of occupational safety and health as a private consultant and later as an in-house safety engineer in the semi-conductor industry. He then attended the Santa Clara School of Law, graduating in 1986. He passed the California State Bar later that year and then began private practice representing individuals and families who had suffered harm due to the negligence of others. Steve is a member of several legal associations including the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Association for Justice. Additionally he has received a rating of “AV,” the highest peer reviewed rating given through Martindale-Hubbell.
While he handles a variety of cases, Steve’s focus has been representing clients who have sustained injuries while on the job and from construction accidents. In this regard he draws on his prior experience in occupational safety and health and over 20 years of litigating cases in many counties throughout California. Due to his wealth of experience in construction safety, he has also been asked to assist in cases in other states. Steve handles all aspects of these cases, which require knowledge of both the civil litigation and workers’ compensation systems.
Steve believes in community service and has spent a great deal of time volunteering in various youth sports organizations including AYSO, PALS, youth ice hockey and synchronized swimming. He also has volunteered in all three of his schools.