Steve German has been practicing law in Arizona since 1993, and is also licensed in Ohio. Steve spent six years employed at a large law firm in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1999, Steve started his own law firm, devoting his practice to protecting individual rights. His clients are victims of insurance companies that refuse to pay long-term disability benefits, victims (and surviving families) of rollover and tread-separation accidents, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and other tort-related incidents.
Beginning in 1999, Steve formed a close allegiance and working relationship with Tab Turner, an Arkansas attorney, who has twice been named national Trial Lawyer of the Year, and who is perhaps best known for his work against Ford (Rollovers) and Firestone (Tread-Separations). That close working relationship continues to this day as together they routinely litigate catastrophic loss claims against Ford, Firestone, Cooper Tire, TRW, and other large corporations that manufacture automobiles and tires.
From the mid-1990s to the present, Steve has resolved individual disability income claims, either by obtaining monthly benefits for clients, settling claims, and/or negotiating buy-outs, totaling in the tens of millions of dollars. Since 1999, Steve and the Firm have litigated and resolved rollover and tread separation cases with Tab Turner in the southwest United States, totalling tens of millions of dollars. Steve and his Firm are currently litigating cases of local and national interest, including a Utah bus crash that killed nine, and injured dozens more, when a chartered bus rolled on its return trip to Phoenix from Telluride Ski Resort.
In 2003, Danny Adelman joined Steve, and together they formed Adelman German, PLC. The practice has thrived and grown considerably over the past eight years. Together, Danny and Steve have successfully represented numerous families and children who were catastrophically injured as a result of hospital and professional negligence. Steve has successfully litigated individual cases that have resolved in amounts ranging from the high hundreds of thousands of dollars, up to $12 million.
Adelman German currently staffs four full-time attorneys at its Scottsdale office, and a support staff including several top tiered para-professionals and support staff. The firm is well-rooted in the community, and actively is engaged in numerous charitable organizations and philanthropies.
Languages spoken: French
Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Best Law Firm||US News & World Reports||2015|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Law Firm||US News and World Reports||2015|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Best Personal Injury Litigator||Benchmark Litigation||2013|
|Best Lawyers in America - Insurance Law||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Benchmark Litigation - Plaintiff's Personal Injury||Benchmark Litigation: Plaintiffs Attorneys||2012|
|Arizona's Best Lawyers||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Best Plaintiff's Lawyers||Benchmark Litigation: Plaintiffs||2011|
|Best Law Firms In America: Ranked Tier. 1||The Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|AV-Rated Law Firm||Martindale Hubbel||2003|
|Am Jur Award - Secured Transactions||Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||1991|
|Owner/Partner||Adelman German, PLC||1999 - Present|
|Attorney||O'Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth||1993 - 1999|
|Attorney||Begam Lewis Marks & Wolfe||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Public Affairs Committee||2014 - Present|
|Arizona Family Planning Council||Board of Director||2011 - Present|
|United Policyholders||Member||2010 - Present|
|National Advisory Council Cleveland Marshall Law School||Member||2003 - Present|
|National Bar Foundation of the American Bar Association||Member||2001 - 2003|
|Maricopa County Bar Foundation||President-Elect||1999 - 2002|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1998 - Present|
|Arizona Association for Justice||Member||1998 - Present|
|Council for Jews with Special Needs||President||1998 - 2001|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||1994 - Present|
|Scottsdale Insurance Company v. Anthony Cendejas||Upheld on Appeal (Published Decision)|
|JNS Holding Corp.||Impacts Procedural Rules in Arizona|
|Ronald B. Joseph v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 2009 WL 2782683 (D.Ariz. 2009)||Remanded and Defendants Pay Attorney Fees|
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|Scottsdale Insurance Company (subrogee to Todd Andrews) v. Anthony Cendejas, TOPA, Inc., 2009 WL 530780, 551 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 17, Ariz.App. Div. 1, March 03, 2009 (NO. 1 CA-CV 08-0001), Designation of Non-Party at Fault, 2009||Scottsdale Insurance Company (subrogee to Todd Andrews) v. Anthony Cendejas, TOPA, Inc.,||2009|
|JNS Holding Corp. v. Superior Court in and for County of Maricopa, 183 Ariz. 98, 900 P.2d 1234, Ariz.App. Div. 1||JNS Holding Corp. v. Superior Court in and for County of Maricopa||1995|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Ohio State University||International Relations & French||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Orange High School||N/A||High School||1985|
|College de Candolle||French||HS||1984|