Steven Stutsman is a dynamic and highly skilled trial attorney, bringing over a decade of experience to his role as a partner at WSHB's San Diego office. With a strong background in litigation, Steve has successfully defended clients in a wide range of complex cases, including employment, product liability, commercial, transportation, wrongful death, and catastrophic matters in both state and federal courts. He has also defended various school districts where he has effectively defended against a multitude of employment, personal injury, and student sexual assault claims. His commitment to vigorously advocating for his clients is evident in his impressive track record of consistently achieving favorable outcomes throughout all stages of litigation. From skillfully challenging initial pleadings to securing summary judgments and negotiating advantageous settlements, Steve's strategic approach consistently delivers positive results for his clients.
As an accomplished trial lawyer, Steve has gained extensive experience serving as second chair and lead trial counsel in numerous bench and jury trials across California. His ability to confidently navigate the courtroom and effectively present compelling arguments has earned him a reputation as a formidable advocate for his clients.
Beyond his courtroom successes, Steve leverages his extensive litigation experience to offer invaluable guidance to his clients. Recognizing the importance of proactive measures, he collaborates closely with clients to develop internal policies and procedures that not only help prevent litigation but also position his clients to mount robust defenses when confronted with unavoidable claims. With a deep understanding of the legal landscape, Steve's meticulous approach ensures his clients are well-equipped to navigate potential legal challenges. Steve's dedication to achieving exceptional results for his clients, combined with his expertise in litigation and commitment to proactive strategies, make him an invaluable asset to the clients he represents.
- Keith Vasquez v. Foxborough Park, Inc., et al. (2019)
- Kendall Marsh, et al. v. BJ's Rentals, et al. (2017)
- Loyola Law School (J.D., 2010)
- Boston University (B.A., 2006)
Licensed to Practice in
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- Case Updates, 8.17.23