What makes me different?

Don’t call me a “litigator.” I actually try cases. I have tried more than 175 jury trials. I handle trials in all areas including complex business and real estate, labor and employment, personal injury, and fraud.

My two favorite types of cases? Easy — suing attorneys who steal their clients’ money and suing insurance companies who refuse to pay their insureds’ valid claims.

My experience in last minute trials has taught me to eliminate the nonsense. I avoid the “paper war” mentality because I know what I can use during trial and what the rules exclude. I do not waste time on unproductive skirmishes.

I believe this best meets the needs of my clients and positions me intelligently to settle or go to trial.

100% of our practice is dedicated to trial work.

The firm does all types of trial work. The fee structure is substantially below that of firms handling comparable work.

I use the latest in technology. I use a variety of computer software and hardware configurations and data control to prepare for trial efficiently, monitor case progress, streamline tasks, to eliminate waste inherent in the traditional manner of handling cases with multiple attorneys.



In 1996 Steve spent 30 days in Wyoming with Gerry Spence, Roy Black, Al Krieger, Racehorse Haynes and other eminent attorneys participating in the Trial Lawyers’ College.


University of Utah, B.A., cum laude, 1977
University Wrestling Team, University Newspaper Staff

Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Literary Editor, Clinical Law Reporter, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1979-1980.

Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. August 1996.


Currently writing “California Trial Notebook” under contract with James Publishing

Co-Author – Medical Proof of Whiplash, James Publishing

[See also: James Publishing – Personal Injury Law Blog – “Blocking Stipulated Negligence in MIST Cases” from From Medical Proof of Whiplash by Michael R. Melton & Steven R. Young ]

Can a Jury Consultant Help Your Case? The Uses of Litigation Research.” Published in June 1996 Orange County Lawyer at Page 27.

TLC in the Appeals Court.” Published Spring 2002, The Warrior




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