Businesses, insurance companies and high net worth individuals seek Steven (Steve) Fleischman’s expertise in litigating commercial disputes (breach of contract, fraud, business interference) and his substantive knowledge in professional liability, anti-SLAPP, insurance coverage, real estate, unfair competition (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200), takings and mobilehome park law. Steve also has expertise in litigating the proper standards for the recovery of medical damages in personal injury cases under Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. (2011) 52 Cal.4th 541 and its progeny. Steve helps clients shape the law through the use amicus briefs and, as co-chair of the Amicus Committee of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, he is responsible for supervising and overseeing the filing of dozens of amicus briefs and letters in California and federal courts. He is especially proud of his work representing the prevailing party in Manufactured Home Comm. v. County of San Luis Obispo (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th 705, where the court wrote: “The Constitution protects everyone, the poor, the wealthy, the weak, the powerful, the guilty and the innocent” and his appellate advocacy has been complimented by appellate justices in a published opinion. He has been lead counsel in over 75 appeals and writ proceedings before the California Supreme Court, California Court of Appeal and the Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal. Steve is a certified appellate specialist and member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Steve is a partner in the firm. He has also authored dozens of amicus curiae filings in appellate proceedings, including amicus briefing on the merits before the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.