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Prior to joining the firm of the Law Offices of Harold D. Thompson, Steven represented plaintiffs in complex civil litigation concerning consumer & shareholder rights.

Steven earned his law degree from the University of San Diego in 2004 where he received top score in Civil Procedure and Honors is Evidence Advocacy and Lawyering Skills I. While in law school, Steven clerked for the Office of General Counsel of the Department of the Navy. Steven also served on the San Diego Law Review, was a recipient of the Academic Achievement Scholarship and, with Anthony Thompson as his partner, won Best Team in the 2004 ATLA Intramural Mock Trial Competition. Upon graduation, Steven was presented with the 2004 International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Procedure.

Steven lives in San Diego.


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Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 60%
    11 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    11 years



Hourly ($275-300/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' ChoiceAVVO2015
Clients' ChoiceAVVO2014
Best Lawyers In San DiegoSan Diego Metropolitan Magazine2012
Excellence In Advocacy & ProcedureInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers2004
High Score Civil ProcedureUniversity of San Diego2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThompson | Wedeking2014 - Present
PrimaryBest San Diego Eviction2008 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices of Harold D. Thompson2005 - 2014
AssociateRobbins Umeda and Fink2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember and Co-Chairman Annual Golf Tournament Committee2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
San Diego Wildfire Litigationconfidential 6 figure settlement
San Diego Wildfire LitigationMid 6 figures confidential settlement
Auto AccidentPolicy Limits on both 3rd Party and Underinsured Motorists Policy
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of TexasPlan II Honors ProgramOther - Bachelors1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant LawScreening Prospective Tenants Effectively and Legally2016
Ives insurance Services Client Legal ConfenceMistakes that Kill Eviction Cases2013