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Steven B. Stevens

Lawyer

  • Los Angeles, California
Summary

Steven B. Stevens, Of Counsel member at Michels & Lew, specializes in medical malpractice and personal injury law with an emphasis on written advocacy, including appeals, writs and law and motion work. He is certified in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is also certified in medical malpractice law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Mr. Stevens is admitted to practice in Illinois and California, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and in the United States Supreme Court.

Among his honors and awards, Mr. Stevens was named Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles “Appellate Lawyer of the Year” and a Southern California Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice by Los Angeles magazine - 2014. Also, he has authored numerous published articles spanning more than two decades, as well as serving as Editor-in-Chief of Advocate from 1995 to 2002.

Education
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, J.D., 1981
  • Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, B.A., 1978
Honors & Awards
  • 2016 Best Lawyers list - Medical Malpractice Law & Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs
  • Super Lawyer 2015
  • Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing
  • Appellate Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2001
  • Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Pretrial Litigation Writing Seminar
  • Moot Court Honors Program
  • Best Lawyers 2017, Steven B. Stevens
  • SuperLawyers, Steven B. Stevens
Associations
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Certified in Medical Malpractice
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Specialist in Appellate Law
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Editor-in-Chief, Advocate, 1995 - 2002
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Associate Editor, 1993 - 1995
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • American Constitution Society
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Cowboy Lawyers Association
  • Society of Professional Journalists
Published Works
  • Developments in Medicaid Lien Law 2015, Advocate - Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, March, 2016
  • Does Anyone Read These Things? Boilerplate Hospital Admission Forms with Steven B. Stevens, OC Lawyer, December 2012
  • Bolanos v. Superior Court: At Last, Rationality and Proportionality in Resolving Medi-Cal Liens, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, February 2009
  • Recent Cases on Expert Evidence and Objections in Summary Judgment Practice, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, December 2008
  • Ahlborn v. Arkansas Dept. of Health Services Update: 2008, Presented at Consumer Attorneys of California 2008 Annual Convention and Seminar, November 2008
  • Understanding the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Birth Trauma Case, Plaintiff Magazine, December 2007
  • Ahlborn, One Year Later, Presented at Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Annual Convention and Seminar, September 2007
  • “Trust Me, I’m an Expert”: Expert Declarations and Summary Judgment, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, December 2006
  • Giving Medi-Cal What It Deserves – No Less and No More, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, September 2006
  • Thinking, and Over-Thinking, About Summary Judgment, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum, December 2005
  • Advocacy v. Frivolity: Sanctions on Appeal, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, September 2004
  • The Limits of Civil Code section 3333.1, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, June (Part 1) and July (Part 2), 2003
  • The Limitations of the Intentional Acts Exclusion, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, February 2002
  • A Glimpse Inside the Holy Text: Discovering the Insurance Carrier’s Claims Manual, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, September 2001
  • Conflicts of Interest in the Tripartite Relationship, Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 2001
  • Conflicts of Interest in the Insurer-Insured-Defense Counsel Relationship, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, November 2000
  • Recognizing Bad Faith Conduct, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, October 1999
  • ERISA, MICRA and the Common Fund Doctrine, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, September1999
  • Liability of the Sport Utility Vehicle Manufacturer with Arnold Schwartz, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, May 1999
  • Respondeat Superior Liability of a Hospital for Acts of Physicians Practicing Within It, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles –Advocate, March 1998
  • Individual Liability Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act with Joseph Posner, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Advocate, November 1994
  • Two Year Statute of Limitations for Public Policy Termination Claims with Joseph Posner, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association – Advocate, June 1994
  • Opposing Defendant's Motion for Discretionary Relief from Default, L.A.T.L.A. – Advocate, January 1993
  • Respondent Superior Liability: Unchanged Even After Proposition 51, Los Angeles Lawyer, December 1992
  • Code of Civil Procedure Section 351: Its Use in Discovery and Defense in Court, C.T.L.A. Forum, November 1992
  • When the Doctor Says "Yes" But the Client Says "No": Health Care Provider Liens, L.A.T.L.A. – Advocate, July/August 1992
  • Discovery of Sexual Conduct of Plaintiff in Civil Sexual Harassment or Sexual Assault Case, L.A.T.L.A. – Advocate, June 1992
  • Limited Partner Liability and the General Partner: Corporations Code Section 15507 Revisited with B. Weiner, Beverly Hills Bar Journal, Summer 1990
  • Professional Liability for Psychotherapist-Patient Sexual Relations, 19 C.T.L.A. Forum Nos. 8 and 9, 1989
  • Comment, Central National Ins. Co. of Omaha v. Prudential Reinsurance Co. with S. Gage, Bad Faith Law Update, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1988
  • Comment, Isaacson v. California Ins. Guarantee Association with S. Gage, Bad Faith Law Update Vol. 2, No. 10, 1988
  • Protecting the Verdict's Value: Recovery of Costs, Pre-Judgment Interest and Statutory Settlement Offers with S. Gage, 18 C.T.L.A. Forum 207, 1988
  • Motions for Summary Judgment: Differences Between State and Federal Approaches 14, L.A. Trial Lawyers Association – Advocate, November 1987
  • Petitions for Removal to Federal Court After "Pilot Life" 17, California Trial Lawyers Association Forum 369, 1987
Speaking
  • “Medi-Cal Lien Management and Resolution,” Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas Convention, September 2015
  • Appellate Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • President’s Award, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • President’s Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice, Los Angeles magazine

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