Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
1999 Harrison Street
Suite 1600 Oakland, CA 94612
Steven J. Brewer
Steve Brewer is a dedicated trial lawyer with a reputation for working closely with his clients, both inside and outside the courtroom. Experienced at representing individuals in cases against large corporations, he is driven by a strong belief that injured people are entitled to fair compensation.
Steve began his career with a small firm that specialized in products liability and professional negligence cases. An innovative and versatile trial lawyer, he continues to concentrate on these areas as well as on general negligence and construction accidents. Steve is often asked to serve as a Pro Tem judge in Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties.
A representative sample of his cases includes:
A $14.8 million verdict against a hospital and doctor for delay in performing a c-section resulting in brain damage to the baby.
A $8.5 million settlement for a 30 year old laborer burned in a gas pipeline explosion.
A $7.75 million settlement for a client who suffered serious injuries, resulting in quadriplegia, due to the negligence of several contractors on a school construction project. In addition to his settlement, the client will receive lifetime worker's compensation benefits totaling $7 million.
A $2.5 million verdict in Las Vegas, Nevada against an interstate trucking company whose driver rear ended a 52 year old man on the freeway resulting in low back injuries.
A $2.3 million jury verdict against the City of San Jose and Granite Construction Co. for serious injuries suffered by a construction worker who was impaled in the cab of his truck when it struck a metal gate pole on a job site.
A $2.5 million settlement for a 24-year-old man who suffered injuries resulting in quadriplegia in premises and products liability claims against Best Western Hotels and Anthony Pools.
A $1.6 million verdict against an obstetrician who failed to detect a tubal pregnancy resulting in the death of a 36 year old woman.
Areas of Practice:
Medical and Legal Malpractice
Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle Accidents - Roadway Defect Accidents -
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Lincoln University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1980 J.D.
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1976 B.A.
Honors and Awards:
Judge Pro Tem
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Alameda County Bar Association Member
San Francisco Bar Association Member
State Bar of California Member
Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association Board Member
Consumer Attorneys of California Member
American Association for Justice Member
National Spinal Cord Injury Association Member
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Member
American Board of Trial Advocates Member
October 22, 1954, San Francisco, California, United States of America