Senior Counsel

Steven Disharoon COLOR - Resume

Steven R. Disharoon

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Location

1401 Willow Pass Road
Suite 700
Concord, CA 94520
P (925) 222-3400
F (925) 356-8250

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Bio

Steve practices in various areas of law, with a focus on general liability, appellate, and dispositive motion practice. Steve attended law school at the University of San Francisco School of Law where he was an editor of the Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board of Directors. Steve has published articles on California’s Right to Repair Act, as well as on state and federal civil rights issues.

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., 2010)

University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 2007)

Licensed to Practice in:

California

Practice Areas

Appellate
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  • Successful handling of appeals and writs in various areas, including civil rights, construction, and statutory interpretation.
Employment
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  • Defense of employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, as well as claims pertaining to meal and rest break violations, wage and hour, and employment contract issues.
  • Preventative counseling and guidance to businesses regarding employer/employee relationship, proper training and supervision, and methods for ensuring compliance with applicable labor laws.
General Liability and Casualty
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  • Defense of wide range of general liability cases, including personal injury, wrongful death, habitability, motor vehicle, and subrogation.
Intellectual Property
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  • Defense of complex intellectual property disputes, including claims of trademark infringement, dilution, and counterfeiting, as well as interrelated allegations of corporate fraud and unfair competition.
Product Liability
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  • Defense of product manufacturers and distributors against claims of personal injuries due to alleged design, manufacturing, or warning defects.
Professional Liability
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  • Defense of legal from claims of and medical professionals malpractice, professional negligence, and other allegations.
Public Entity Defense
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  • Defense of public entities in various cases, including personal injury, dangerous conditions of public property, and allegations of civil rights violations.

Publications

Author, California’s Broken Parole System: Flawed Standards and Insufficient Oversight Threaten the Rights of Prisoners, 44 U.S.F. L. Rev. 177 (2009).

Author, Stafford Unified School District No. 1 v. Redding: a Missed Opportunity to Restore Fourth Amendment Rights to School Children, 44 U.S.F. L. Rev. 659 (2010).

Author, Strategies for Restoring the Right to Repair Act by Challenging the Liberty Mutual and Burch Decisions, DRI Volume 18, Issue 4 (2014).

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Trial & Appellate Results

Lamb v. San Francisco Electric Tour Co. (2015), 1st App. Dist., Case No. A142888

Darling v. Superior Court (2012) 211 Cal.App.4th 69.

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