Steve has been practicing law for nearly 40 years, around 30 of which have been as a plaintiff’s lawyer in Las Vegas assisting insureds in obtaining benefits that were wrongfully denied by their insurance companies. Earlier in his career Steve was a Chief Deputy District Attorney in Clark County and later was the City Attorney for Boulder City.
Steve takes pride in diligently and effectively representing insureds who have been oppressed by their insurers. The majority of Steve's work involves situations where insurance companies have wrongfully refused to pay benefits to an insured. Steve makes a point of treating each client as family and strives to advocate as zealously and passionately as possible for each of his clients. Steve's excellent and well-earned reputation are proof of his effectiveness as a litigator.
In his free time Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and, as a San Diego native and a huge baseball fan, watches the Padres play whenever possible. Steve also donates much of his time mentoring young lawyers and is regularly asked to lecture at Nevada Bar functions on topics ranging from personal injury to substance abuse.
Over the course of his career Steve has served as a Member of the State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors; the State Bar of Nevada Disciplinary Board; an ABA State Delegate; an ABA State Bar Delegate; a Member of theABA Board of Elections; a Member of the ABA Task Force on Applying Federal Legislation to Congress; a Member of the ABA Ad-Hoc Committee on State Justice Initiatives; Chair of the ABA Standing Committee of Forums; Nevada American Inn of Court Barrister; as a Member of the Board of Governors for the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association; and as a Member of the State of Nevada Governor’s Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Steve is also a Sustaining Pillar of Justice of the Nevada Justice Association and has been listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America every year since 1990.
Steve's primary areas of practice include insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, personal injury, and professional licensure and discipline.