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Steven Bernard Effres

Steven Bernard Effres

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • No photo

    Steve is a very intelligent, hard-working, and conscientious lawyer. I highly endorse him.


    Robert Pourvali Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Dane Levy

    Great lawyer and great person!


    Dane Levy Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Effres & Associates

5115 Clareton Drive
Suite 110
Agoura Hills, CA, 91301




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 CA LitigatorsAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
The Top 1% Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice casesMedical Malpractice Lawyers2012
Top 100 Super Lawyer Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers CaliforniaThe National Trial Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Outstanding Lawyers of AmericaOutstanding Lawyers of AmericaN/A
Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of AmericaLitigation Counsel of AmericaN/A
Public Service AwardAssociation of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
3000 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in AmericaLawdragonN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalEffres & Associates1997 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Diversity Law InstituteMemberN/A
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellowN/A
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers for Social ResponsibilityFounderN/A
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Trial Law InstituteMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Medical Malpractice HandbookUncovering Falsified Medical Records1995


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Philadelphia UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Las Vegas ConventionMedical MalpracticeN/A