Steve is a native of California; He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He graduated from Reseda High School in the San Fernando Valley and attended California State University in Northridge, specializing in mechanical engineering. He was accepted at Southwestern Law University and graduated in 1974 among the best in his class.
Steve met his partner, Jim Vititoe, in 1974 when the two studied at the Southwestern Law School, and have been friends and partners for almost 40 years.
After being admitted to the State Bar of California, Steve worked for three of the largest construction companies in California as his General Counsel.
In 1987, Steve founded Accident Attorneys in Lancaster to represent those seriously injured in all types of personal injury claims. Renowned throughout Antelope Valley for its superior results and professionalism, the firm is located in the same building that Steve bought more than 30 years ago. Steve exercises the right almost exclusively in Antelope Valley. In 2005, Jim's partner, Ed Masry passed away, and Steve and Jim became partners in the Accident Attorneys firm .
Due to the good results achieved by Steve, his clients and colleagues constantly recommend him to friends and family. Steve attended the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University and was elected as a mediator in the Los Angeles County Superior Court system. The court has assigned him hundreds of cases, so Steve dominates the field of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration, an increasingly common method of resolving lawsuits outside the courts.
Steve is an active member of his community and, for the past 10 years, has worked as a Planning Commissioner, serving several times as President of Urban Planning.
As a frequent cycling and triathlete enthusiast, Steve is aware of the problems that arise when cyclists and motorcyclists collide with other vehicles and has achieved impressive results for those injured by negligent drivers.
In 2011, the California Consumer Lawyers Association, a state organization of litigating attorneys, nominated Steve for the "Litigation Lawyer of the Year" award thanks to a product liability case that caused one of the most popular child deaths in history of the state.