Steven Effres

Effres & Effres LLP
5115 Clareton Drive
Suite 110
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818-222-9720
www.effreslaw.com


Steven B. Effres has received extensive recognition for his trial work. He was one of the first attorneys profiled by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in their "Litigation Profile" Series. He has also been "Spotlighted" for his trial skills in medical malpractice and wrongful death cases by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Steven B Effres, one of the leading lawyers in the country for lawsuits involving lingual nerve damage from dental negligence, has obtained the highest reported jury verdict in California and Virginia for lingual nerve injury. The ATLA also awarded Mr. Effres the Public Service Award for Contribution to a Safer, More Just America. He earned the award for his work on the tire separation litigation involving Firestone and Ford Motor Company. Mr. Effres has been noticed in O'Brien's Verdictum Juris because of the influential character of his work. He has also been recognized by the Pasadena Star and the Los Angeles Times for his work in police shooting and child molestation cases. Mr. Effres is especially proud of his firm's role in obtaining justice for children who have been injured or victimized. He has obtained numerous seven-figure results for his clients.

Mr. Effres is a member of several professional associations, including the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Outstanding Lawyers of America, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations. He also belongs to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles.

Mr. Effres has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rating for the highest level of professional excellence and ethics in the practice of law.

Mr. Effres was also a founder of Lawyers for Social Responsibility. He is a contributing author of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Handbook, published in 1995 Mr. Effres practices in the courts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, the U.S. District Court Central and Southern Districts of California. While he occasionally handles cases in other states, he has been consulted by attorneys nationally, including Alaska, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida. He has also been a Settlement Conference Officer for the Los Angeles County Superior Court and has received numerous Certificates of Appreciation for his years of services.

A graduate of the Loyola Law School and Philadelphia University, Mr. Effres graduated With Honors at both schools and has practiced law since 1983.

Mr. Effres was selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2006-2021 including Top 100 in California in 2012. Five percent of So. California attorneys receive this honor each year.

Mr. Effres is a proud member of Los Angeles Trial Lawyers-Charities. A nonprofit organization founded, funded and maintained by lawyers within the Los Angeles Community. It's members are committed to making a positive difference in the quality of life for people in need.

Areas Of Practice:

       
  • Personal Injury
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  • Wrongful Death
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  • Torts
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  • Lingual Nerve Damage
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  • Construction Accidents
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  • Negligence
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  • Product Liability
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  • Premises Liability
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  • Medical, Legal & Professional Malpractice
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  • Elder Abuse
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  • Sex Discrimination
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  • Wrongful Termination

Litigation Percentage:

       
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

       
  • California, 1983
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  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
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  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984
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  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1984

Education:

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1983 J.D.

Graduated With Honors

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980 B.S.

Accounting Graduated With Honors

Published Works:

Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Handbook, (Contributing Author), 1995

Honors and Awards:

Profiled by Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Litigation Profile" Series

"Spotlight," Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Public Service Award for Contribution to a Safer, More Just America, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

O'Brien's Verdictum Juris

Recognized by the Pasadena Star

Recognized by the Los Angeles Times

Certificates of Appreciation, Los Angeles County Superior Court

Profiled Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California 2011 Super Lawyer

Received the Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rating for the highest level of professional excellence and ethics in the practice of law

Selected as a "Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America", an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society consisting of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

       
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Member
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  • American Bar Association Member
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  • State Bar of California Member
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  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Member
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  • Consumer Attorneys of California Member
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  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Member
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  • Lawyers for Social Responsibility Founder
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  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
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  • Settlement Conference Officer
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  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
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  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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  • ABOTA(American board of trial advocates) Associate

Birth Information:

       
  • August 20, 1958, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America