Steven Brewer

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:

Products Liability

General Negligence

Medical and Legal Malpractice

Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle Accidents - Roadway Defect Accidents -

Construction Accidents

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

California, 1980


Lincoln University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1980

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1976

Honors and Awards:

Judge Pro Tem

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Alameda County Bar Association

San Francisco Bar Association

State Bar of California

Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
Board Member

Consumer Attorneys of California

American Association for Justice

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

American Board of Trial Advocates

Birth Information:

October 22, 1954, San Francisco, California, United States of America