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Stephen E. Norris
Stephen E. Norris

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Stephen E. Norris

Property owners and developers seeking to overturn multi-million dollar awards given to contractors and their employees, look to Stephen (Steve) Norris for his broad-ranging experience and extensive capabilities in in defending against premises liability claims. Many of the premises liability cases in which Steve has appeared have resulted in published decisions by the California Supreme Court and the California Court of Appeal imposing significant limitations on premises liability claims. Steve is also sought after for his trial strategy and appellate abilities regarding catastrophic personal injuries, products liability, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, real estate, First Amendment, and intellectual property matters.

Steve is a partner at the firm, where he has been practicing since 1990. Steve 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. 

Prior to joining the firm, Steve was a Litigation Associate with Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz and Mitchell, Lurie & DeMarco and a Judicial Staff Attorney for the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District.


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