Steven R. Disharoon, Senior Associate

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Steve attended law school at the University of San Francisco, where he was an editor of the Law Review and a Member of the Moot 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 2009-2010, in recognition for his case note on Stafford v. Redding. Steve thoroughly enjoys the complexities and challenges of the legal profession, and finds helping clients to be an extremely rewarding experience.


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

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 Causality

  • 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.


  • 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)


Get in Touch

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

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