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Steven E. Weinberger serves as the Arizona Managing Attorney and one of the Senior Trial Attorneys at Layfield & Barrett. He is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona and has used his skill and expertise to litigate cases around the nation. As a personal injury lawyer, he has accumulated more than three decades of experience dealing with complex catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases and has received an AV Rating from Martindale. He has decades of practice in the field of product liability, where he represented both consumers and manufacturers. For many years, he represented truck manufacturers in litigation arising after serious tractor-trailer accidents and has also taken on product liability cases which involved a variety of products such as aircraft, automobiles, electric and gas heaters, firearms and holsters as well as gas and fluid valves.

As an Arizona trial attorney, Steve has litigated crashworthiness cases against vehicle manufacturers like GM, Mazda and Ford. He was also involved in the class action litigation against Firestone. Steve is the personal injury lawyer that consumers choose to handle their wrongful death lawsuits, and has represented individuals that have suffered serious and often catastrophic injuries like loss of limbs, brain damage, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and loss of vision. His representation has helped clients obtain verdicts and settlements adding up to tens of millions of dollars. Steve has been mentored by some of the top trial attorneys in the country such as Mike Piuze, Leo Beus, and Ned Good.

In addition to his substantial work as a California and Arizona trial attorney, Steve had a position as corporate General Counsel to a company that manufactured natural food products and oversaw all aspects of regulatory compliance and litigation for them for more than five years. For the last seven years, he has been a panel arbitrator for the Maricopa County Superior Courts and has previously served as Chair of the In House Counsel Committee for the State Bar of Arizona.

Ever since he started out at Layfield & Barrett, Steve has worked tirelessly to help the firm expand its reach throughout the country and establish a solid reputation in personal injury cases. Currently, he is involved in various class action lawsuits around the nation, such as a lawsuit for wages and hours that is scheduled to be filed in Los Angeles, a railroad liability case in Tennessee, and the VW TDI class action litigation in San Francisco. He continues to litigate cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries in California and Arizona.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    31 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
    31 years
  3. Corporate: 10%
    31 years
  4. Defective Products: 10%
    31 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is a zealous advocate, experienced in all aspects of litigation.

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    Travis Tufts Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Leighton H Rockafellow

    I endorse this lawyer. Steven is qualified in every area of Personal injury from Products to Medical Malpractice.

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    Leighton Rockafellow Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Layfield & Barrett

7135 E. Camelback Road
Suite 230
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199307/31/2015
CAActive198711/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appointee to Business Court Advisory CommitteeSupreme Court of Arizona2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
ALM Top Rated Lawyer in Mass TortsMartindale-Hubbell2013
American Jurisprudence AwardThomson West Publishing1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Trial Attorney and Arizona Managing AttorneyLayfield & Barrett, APC2015 - Present
Senior Trial AttornyLaw Offices of Kathryn Leonard2013 - 2015
General Counsel/Director of South American OperationsWisdom Natural Brands2007 - 2013
Senior Trial AttorneyBeus Gilbert, PLLC2004 - 2007
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Steven Weinberger1998 - 2004
Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael Piuze1995 - 1998
Trial AttorneyLaw Offices Of Ned Good1993 - 1995
Trial AttorneyMurchison & Cumming, LLP Lawyers1989 - 1993
Trial AttorneyMillard, Stack & Stevens1985 - 1989
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2015 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2015 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2015 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Confidential - Accounting MalpracticeSettled for 7-figures
insurance bad faith$3,000,000
Insurance Bad Faith3000000
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Record ReporterGeneral Counsel Profile - Steven Weinberger2014
Arbitration of a Products CaseArbitration of a Products Case: A Waste of Time or a Need for Legislative Action1992
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
California State University, FullertonBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professional Responsibility and the In-House Lawyer: When Ethics Confront the Person who Signs Your Paycheck, Faculty MemberAttorney Ethics2014
Leadership Conference on Social Media - Chicago, ILSocial Media in the Workplace2009