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Stephen Fishback

Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP
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Stephen Fishback
Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP
Agoura Hills,
 CA

Stephen Fishback is an experienced civil trial attorney who has successfully represented numerous workers and their families in state and federal courts. Recognized as one of California’s leading attorneys representing injured individuals and their families, he focuses his practice on asbestos litigation, toxic torts, all types of personal and catastrophic injuries, products liability, and entertainment law.

Mr. Fishback began his legal career in Sacramento working for law firms representing people who were personally and catastrophically injured. After relocating to the Oakland Bay Area and joining a nationally-acclaimed plaintiff law firm, he gained expertise in asbestos, toxic tort, and tobacco/cigarette litigation as trial counsel for workers and their families suffering from respiratory diseases, mesothelioma and other cancers, and premature death from harmful exposures to toxic substances in hundreds of cases. Mr. Fishback brought his considerable skills and experience to the East Bay in 2002 where he continued his trial practice specializing in asbestos and other toxic tort cases. He also was responsible for the administration of over thirty associate attorneys and successfully managed a large staff of paralegals and secretarial personnel.

Mr. Fishback is admitted to the California Bar and is also licensed to practice in all California federal district courts. He has served as lead counsel in various jurisdictions throughout California, as well as Oregon and Washington. As trial counsel, he has secured multi-million dollar verdicts for injured people and their loved ones who were harmed by dangerous and defective products, and the negligent misconduct of multi-national companies such as Exxon Corporation, Owens-Illinois, Inc., and Calaveras Asbestos Ltd. He has argued appeals before California Courts of Appeal and has appeared in Federal Court on complex civil litigation matters. Mr. Fishback has also served as a settlement negotiator, and has assisted the courts in successfully managing their asbestos and personal injury dockets.

Mr. Fishback previously served on the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California and was a sectional vice-president for the American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section; he is currently an active member of both organizations. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, American Bar Association, and various other local community and legal organizations.

Mr. Fishback graduated with honors from St. Mary’s College of California in 1994 where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Integral Studies. He earned his Juris Doctor degree and Certificate in Governmental Affairs from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 1997. In 2000, Mr. Fishback successfully earned a Certificate of Achievement for completing the curriculum at the American Bar Association’s National Trial Academy. Mr. Fishback currently lives and was born in Southern California, but has spent most of his life in and around the Oakland Bay Area. He has also lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.


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