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Stephen is a shareholder of Rover Armstrong A.P.C.  Stephen began his legal career in Howard, Rice's (now Arnold & Porter LLP) Litigation Department where he practiced commercial and business litigation.  Thereafter, Stephen was an associate at a boutique law firm in Walnut Creek performing litigation services, primarily representing design professionals, mostly architects and engineers. 


Stephen received his Juris Doctor in 1999 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  He also attended the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in Political Science and obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1994. 


Prior to attending college, Stephen served in the United States Navy, stationed on the USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier, as a nuclear reactor operator.


Stephen resides in La Quinta with his wife and children.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 34%
    15 years
  2. Business: 33%
    15 years
  3. Construction & Development: 33%
    15 years


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Renell E Burch

    I have known Stephen for 10+ years and have always been impressed by his professionalism and work ethic. He holds a wealth of knowledge in the arena of corporate, business and construction law and is a skillful strategist when advising client. He is accessible and responsive. I endorse this lawyer.


    Renell Burch Litigation Attorney
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  • Ulrich Roy McNulty

    I have known Stephen for over 10 years. He is a hard working, diligent advocate for his clients who balances aggressiveness with effectiveness. I refer cases to him on a regular basis.


    Ulrich McNulty Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Rover Armstrong APC

75100 Mediterranean
Palm Desert, CA, 92211


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2012
Certificate of Volunteer AppreciationHabitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley2011
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Rover Law Firm, APC2003 - Present
AttorneyHoward, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Habitat for HumanityFormer Board of Directors2008 - 2012
University of California Alumni AssociationVice President2007 - 2009
Desert Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Webb v. Clearypending in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Lass v. TelfordJudgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
DCA NewsletterProtecting Your Trademark2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business and Construction Law SeminarLegislative Changes to California Mechanic's Lien Laws2013
Changes in Construction Law - CaliforniaMechanic's Lien and Stop Notice Remedies2011
Contract Provisions and Payment CollectionPublic Works2008