Steven R. Disharoon, Senior Associate

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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. He received the CALI Award for Excellence in Community Property. He also received the Outstanding Student Article of the Year Award for his 2010 article on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Stafford v. Redding. Steve enjoys practicing and assisting clients in diverse areas of law, including, among others, general liability, employment, construction, public entity, and civil rights matters.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., 2010)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 2007)


  • 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.

Intellectual Property

  • 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.

General Liability and CasUalty

  • Defense of wide range of general liability cases, including personal injury, wrongful death, habitability, motor vehicle, and subrogation.

Public Entity Defense

  • Defense of public entities in various cases, including personal injury, dangerous conditions of public property, and allegations of civil rights violations.

Product Liability

  • Defense of product manufacturers and distributors against claims of personal injuries due to alleged defects in the design or manufacture, or due to an alleged failure to warn of dangers.


  • Defense of developers and general contractors in multi-party cases involving alleged construction defects in residential and commercial projects, including handling of case management and settlement efforts, risk-transfer strategies, and complex discovery and trial-related tasks.


  • Successful handling of appeals and writs in various areas, including civil rights, construction, and statutory interpretation.


  • 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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Northern California
  • Phone: (925) 222-3400
  • Fax: (925) 356-8250

1401 Willow Pass Road
Suite 700
Concord, CA 94520-5735