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Steve German

Steve German, A Law Firm
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Steve German
Steve German, A Law Firm
Scottsdale,
 AZ

Mr. German started his career in 1993 at a large downtown law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, where he gained excellent litigation training and insight into how large corporations operate and defend against litigation and claims of wrongdoing. Mr. German’s comprehensive training included all facets of litigation, trials, and appeals. In 1999, Mr. German started his own law firm and has dedicated his career ever since to fighting insurance companies and corporations that take advantage of the vulnerable and profit at their expense. Over the past thirty years, Mr. German has established a reputation as a compassionate litigator who tenaciously fights for the best outcome for all his clients. 

Mr. German’s trial practice experience is extensive having handled over two dozen jury and bench trials in Arizona State and Federal Courts, against the likes of Ford, Firestone, Maricopa County, the City of Tucson, Intel, surgeons, podiatrists, radiologists, and disability and other insurance companies.

Mr. German carried a three-week jury trial in the US District of Arizona and prevailed against a large insurance company. The $6.5 Million verdict was the third largest of the year in the State of Arizona and includes an award of $5 Million in punitive damages. The verdict was upheld by the 9th Circuit in 2020. Mr. German has been published in decisions that have impacted the landscape of litigation in Arizona and define critical Arizona case law precedents.

Mr. German serves on the Supreme Court of Arizona's committee that evaluates and recommends licensing of ABS Law Firms. Mr. German was one of the first Arizona lawyers to serve as architect, managing partner, and compliance attorney of a mass-tort, personal injury law firm committed to improving access to justice in communities often overlooked and underserved.

Areas of Practice: Own-Occupation Disability Insurance Bad-Faith Claims; Vehicle Rollover and Tread Separation Claims; Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Negligence Claims; and Mass-Torts.

Bar Admissions: State of Arizona (1993); U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1994) U.S. Court of Federal Claims (1995); State of Ohio (1993).

Published Opinions: Scottsdale Insurance Company v. Anthony Cendejas, 2009 WL 530780, 551 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 17 (Ariz. App. 2009); JNS Holding Corp. v. Superior Court in and for County of Maricopa, 183 Ariz. 98, 900 P.2d 1234 (Ariz. App. 1995); Joseph v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., CV-09-1036-PHX-DGC, 2009 WL 2782683 (D. Ariz. 2009); McClure v. Country Life Ins. Co., 326 F. Supp. 3d 934 (D. Ariz. 2018); McClure v. Country Life Ins. Co., No. 18-16661 (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2020).


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