Stephen E. Norris
Stephen Norris is a partner at the firm, where he has been practicing since 1990. Mr. Norris has been lead appellate counsel on numerous cases before the California Supreme Court, California Court of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit covering a broad range of substantive law issues, including premises liability, catastrophic personal injuries, products liability, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, real estate, First Amendment, and intellectual property. He has been involved in a number of cases overturning multi-million dollar awards, including Uhrich v. American Home Assurance Co. 2004 WL 2897948 [$6.5 million judgment reversed]; Children’s School v. Folgner (1999) [unpublished decision reversing $5 million judgment in real estate dispute]; Partnership Placements v. Landmark Ins. Co. (1996) [unpublished decision reversing $12 million judgment in bad faith case]; McLaughlin v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. (1994) 23 Cal.App.4th 1132 [$49 million judgment reversed]; Slottow v. American Cas. Co. (9th Cir. 1993) 10 F.3d 1355 [$12 million judgment reversed]; Center Foundation v. Chicago Ins. Co. (1991) 227 Cal.App.3d 547 [$2 million judgment reversed].