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Steven K Jensen

Car accident Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   20 reviews

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%

    13 years, 300 cases

  2. Litigation
    20%

    13 years, 200 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%

    13 years, 500 cases

  4. Trucking accident
    20%

    13 years, 80 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    20%

    13 years, 30 cases

I have dedicated my practice to representing those injured in all manner of cases in both State and Federal Court. I have recovered millions of dollars in awards and settlements for my clients in a wide variety of accidents, including wrongful death, dog bites, automobile and trucking accidents, explosions, defective products and drugs, drunk drivers (dram shop), pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, defective road design, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, and more. I have extensive knowledge and experience in effectively moving cases through all stages of litigation, including trial. When an insurance company or corporation refuses to reasonably compensate my clients, I have all the tools necessary to get a fair result.

I love helping those who find themselves in less fortunate circumstances. Fortunately, I chose to practice personal injury law, where every day I work to restore some balance into the lives of injured people and their families.

After 11 years of exclusive personal injury practice, I’m convinced that there is nothing else I’d rather do for a living (besides be a professional golfer, which is never going to happen). I love my job. With few exceptions, my clients are genuine, hard-working, honest, responsible, and admirable people; they simply want to get life back to the way it was before the accident. They trust in my judgment, skill, and competence to help get them back on track. I am always humbled by their trust in me. It is the reason I am motivated to always perfect my craft.

When representing clients, I strive to live by the motto, “Serving with Heart and Mind, One Issue at A Time.” The heart represents feelings, such as compassion, understanding, love, and affection. It reminds me to care about and love my clients and consider their personal circumstances. Each is unique. If I am to effectively help someone, I must step into her shoes and see life from her perspective. A single mother with three young children who lost vision in her left eye and experiences chronic headaches needs more than legal advice. She needs encouragement, friendship, companionship, help with household chores, monetary support, career counseling, and much more. I serve this single mother with my heart by helping her adapt and find solutions to these needs.

It is not enough to have compassion for someone if you want to help them. You must also have the mental capacity and competence to do so. To serve with my mind, I must fill my mind with useful information. This requires studying trade books and manuals on the nights and weekends, participating in legal training and education, living a healthy lifestyle, and understanding current events. It requires attention to detail and the ability to analyze pieces in order to fit them into a greater whole. Serving with the mind means you don’t stop thinking about the problem until you have it solved.

Although I’m often representing multiple clients at any given time, I make it a point to focus on each case as if it was my only case. Each case has different stages. First, there’s getting to know the client and investigating the facts of the accident. Second, there’s the reporting of the claim to the insurance company. If the insurance company denies the claim or offers an unfair amount of money to settle the claim, then a lawsuit is filed. If a lawsuit is filed, then there are many additional stages during the litigation process. At each stage of each case, I give my undivided attention to that claim until I know that I have done my best work. Once I am satisfied, I move to the next task for the next client. I want each client to feel that his or her case is the only one I have. That means not turning away calls when possible, promptly returning phone calls, quickly answering emails, knowing the facts better than anyone, providing regular updates to the client, being on the offense, and spending extra hours at the office.

My experiences during law school opened my eyes to the importance of personal injury attorneys. For example, in Torts class, where you study specific cases involving personal injury, it became clear that oftentimes people are injured because of the poor decisions of another. The injured victim seeks reasonable compensation from the wrongdoer’s insurance company. The sophisticated insurance company does what it can to excuse the wrongdoer and blame the victim. The victim then hires an attorney, and litigation ensues. I realized that the victim’s decision to file a lawsuit is usually not a decision at all, but something that is necessary to receive fair compensation.

After successfully completing my first year of law school, I worked for a firm that defended insurance companies against injured people. My first real experience at this firm was a case involving a 42 year-old male driver who hit and injured a 21 year-old woman, who was lawfully crossing the street in a crosswalk in the middle of the day. The man was not paying attention and hit her. The firm I worked for represented the male driver. The woman’s dominant hand had been mangled in the accident. The insurance company wanted to pay very little for her injuries, so her attorneys filed a lawsuit. During the lawsuit, the insurance company interviewed the woman to talk about the accident and her injuries. I attended this meeting. This poor lady, who had done nothing wrong, had to sit through three hours of questioning. “What do you do for a living?” “Have you ever been charged with a crime?” “Do you have a boyfriend?” “Were you fired by your employer?” “Does your hand bother you that much?” “You can always find another job, right?” On and on it went. I was somewhat embarrassed to be a part of it.

The following years, I clerked for judges at the Texas Court of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court. I wrote draft opinions and briefs for these judges in all areas of civil and criminal law. The judges and staff attorneys edited my work and taught me valuable legal writing skills. It became apparent to me that in order to be an effective attorney, I needed to be an effective writer. If I wanted to help people, I needed to be able to communicate through written words. After all, in almost all instances, a judge’s first impression of a case comes from the legal writing of the attorneys. I also learned from these judges that attorneys must be problem solvers. In order to problem-solve, you need to pay attention to details. A successful attorney uses a scalpel, not an ax. It is not enough to go through the motions. Each case has its own hurdles and problems. Unless the attorney is paying attention, the client’s case will suffer.

As cheesy as it sounds, I feel like I didn’t choose to practice personal injury but it chose me. Whatever the case may be, I’m thankful that my past experiences have led me to this great profession as a personal injury attorney. I look forward to hearing how I may serve you.

When I am not helping clients, I enjoy fly fishing, snow and water skiing, golfing, playing the guitar, and reading novels and inspirational books. I love spending time with my wife and four children who mean the world to me. I am actively involved in local church activities and organizations that help promote faith and community outreach. I have also given multiple lectures on distracted driving to local students of all ages as part of the End Distracted Driving campaign. For more information, go to . Additionally, I always welcome inquiries for pro bono legal representation from those who need a legal solution and do not have the financial means to hire legal counsel. Feel free to contact me at  

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Meet our attorneys at Parker and McConkie. We've been helping injured people in Utah since 1978. We pride ourselves on helping our clients get justice and a fair result. We love working with our clients, and feel blessed to represent those that need us.
Licensed for 12 years
State WY
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 01/05/2023
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/07/2023
State ID
Status Resigned
Acquired 2017
Updated 01/19/2023

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

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Parker & McConkie, Personal Injury Lawyers
4055 South 700 East
Suite 205
Salt Lake City, UT, 84107
Parker & McConkie, Personal Injury Lawyers
3450 Triumph Blvd., Suite 102
Lehi, UT, 84043
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Posted by Lindsey | January 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
I was in a car accident and I had exhausted everything the car insurance would cover for the injury. I contacted the law firm he was working with at the time and he immediately became very engaged in helping me with what I needed. He is not about the money, he truly wants to help people. I wasn't a a business project to him. He showed sympathy and he was very professional and followed through with everything.
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Posted by Micah | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Easy, and Helpful
I am extremely glad I chose to work with Steve and his team. His office was able to take all of the difficulty away from the complex process of handling my auto accident and injury claim. I was able to focus on my own recovery and let Steve handle the rest. I never would have been able to get the medical help that I needed and keep track of everything without their help. At each step I was able to ask all the questions that I needed and I was kept well informed as my case moved forward.
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Posted by Kent | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Experience
Steven and Lisa were awesome to work with. We had no idea what to do. They made it so easy and took care of everything. Highly recommend them
Posted by Josh | December 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I was in an accident that thankfully I was able to heal completely from after a few surgeries. The process of healing was awful and not very enjoyable. However, Steve was there the whole time helping to reassure me that he would do his best to get due compensation for my pain and suffering. He definitely came through and we were able to complete the settlement to a very satisfactory result. If myself or my loved ones are involved in an accident in the future I will definitely be giving Steve a call to help out again. Very much appreciated, thanks!
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Posted by Sharee | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve Jensen
After much prodding from my children, I left the attorney who started the litigation and turned the case over to Steve Jensen. It was a change from night to day. He met with me, answered my questions, and was forthright about possible outcomes. He did not sell himself, his knowledge and skills were leading edge. His greatest concern was for me, not money. I have utmost respect for Steve. I do not hesitate to recommend Steve Jensen.
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Posted by Miles | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First time customer
This was the first (and hopefully only) time Ive had to deal with a motorcycle accident, let alone the legal side of it. Steve couldn't have made things easier for me. I had lots of questions that he was more than willing to answer. He went out of his way to explain everything to me and make sure I understood everything that was going on. I hopefully wont have to, but if the situation came up, I would definitely use him again.
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Posted by Ashley | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Review
"Steven is an excellent lawyer, and he cared about my case. He explained everything to me that I didn’t understand, and made sure the legal process went smoothly for me, and went out of his way to help me. He made sure all of my legal needs were taken care of and that I felt comfortable with all parts of the legal dispute."
Posted by shelby | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
He worked though my case and it went well, it took a while but they made it to where non of us went to court. Steve is also a really nice and well mannered gentleman. It was a good experience.
Posted by Adilene | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied
I definitely wanted to get my problem over with. Steve asked what papers he wanted from my case and worked his way onto solving what there was in his power to solve.
Response from Steven Jensen June 5, 2017
Thank you, Adilene. It was a pleasure working with you. Best of luck to you in medical school and beyond. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Posted by Allix | March 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I thank you for your part in my journey.
June 26, 2010 my 2 year old son and I were critically burned in a flash fire at our home. A small fire started resulting in the fire sprinkler system to activate. Propyleneglycol was released in an unsafe mixture which accelerated the flames. We were life flighted to the University of Utah Burn Center in critical condition. My son burned on 26% of his body and I at 36%. My baby spent 6 weeks in the Burn Center I a total of 9 weeks in their care undergoing countless surgeries, multiple daily cleanings, therapy and incomprehensible emotional and physical distress. I was induced to comatose and was breathing with help from a ventilator. My son experienced more pain and trauma a 2 year old shoudnt have to endure. He Celebrated his third birthday at the Burn Center. I wasn't awake at that time and missing a birthday was only a fraction of loss I experienced and a part I'll never get back. Our life was forever changed. We needed someones help. I believe that a higher power brought Steve Jensen in our lives because he was just what we needed to give us Justice. He spent hundreds of hours working and we felt personally cared for by Steve. We became like a family and I trusted him in his decisions. I know he had our best interest at heart and I with out a doubt I know that he gave his all for me and my son. He wasn't just a lawyer but a forever friend and I can't express how much I appreciate him. He went above and beyond what was asked of him. He unselfishly lightened our burden. I'm happy with my ending because it gave us a new beginning. I'll always recommend Steve Jensen to those needing justice. He's just flat out awesome. Thank you my friend!
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Posted by Kiyaani | March 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Steve Jensen
First off Steve, was an awesome guy he's young and has a great personality and really builds you're trust with him. I was in a very tramatic car accident qhile on my LDS mission and Steve did an amazing job of handling my case. He was very organized with everything and stayed in contact with me all the time and gave me up to date news with the case. Very good guy and worked well with everyone in involved definitely recommended him to any one needing legal action.
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Response from Steven Jensen March 9, 2017
Kiyaani, Thanks for taking the time to complete a review and for your kindness and compliments. It was a pleasure working with you. If there's ever anything you need, don't hesitate to contact me. Stay in touch! I'll keep my eye out for your wedding invitation!
Posted by Debbie | March 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Steve was very helpful in helping me when my husband was hit and killed by a young man who passed out at the wheel. He learned that the young man had gone to 2 different bars that night and Steve went above and beyond expectation in going after those 2 bars for over serving this young man. He avoided taking this case to trial by settling t out of court. Which I am forever grateful. I would recommend Steven to anyone who needs an attorney for any vehicle accident. Thanks again Steven.
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Response from Steven Jensen March 8, 2017
Thank you, Debbie, for your kind review. You are such a great person, and I'll always appreciate the opportunity to have represented you and the children. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top-notch work
Steve was great to work with--very knowledgeable. He patiently walked us through everything and ended up getting us enough money to take care of our future medical needs brought about by the accident.
Response from Steven Jensen March 7, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I'm glad you are satisfied with my service. Please contact me at any time for all your future legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Minor Settlement
I spoke with at least 5 or 6 different attorneys about this case. There was a couple of things about this settlement that were out of the norm. I talked with some of the biggest names in the valley and Steve seemed to grasp the issues and simplify them better then the most seasoned partners at big name law firms. Steve's recommendation for settlement amount was not only higher (10x the lowest recommendation of other firms) but we settled on the full amount and the paperwork and court process was seamless. Steve was great to communicate with through the entire process including some of the follow up items after the deal was done. I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone.
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Posted by Russ | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Took great care of all me needs. Kept me informed with weekly updates!
Response from Steven Jensen March 9, 2017
Russ, Thank you for taking the time to review me on Avvo! It was great working with you. I'm happy we were able to finalize everything with a pleasing result. Always feel free to contact me anytime!
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Car accident injury
I was a passenger in a car A. Car B caused the driver in car A to loose control. Car C hit car A. Car B insurance company didn't want to cover my treatment. I called Steve Jensen and he looked into my case and went after the car B insurance company. I spent and owed lots of money seeking treatments. Fortunately Steve was able to get car B insurance company to pay for my treatments and yes Steve did a great good and I appreciated him for helping me.
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Response from Steven Jensen September 19, 2016
Thank you for posting a review. I am grateful that you chose our firm to represent you and that are please with the outcome. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions you might have in the future.
Posted by Harold | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident resulting in my permenient injuries.
I hired Steven Jensen to advice, counsel, and assist in the negotiation of my claims with insurance companies. Steve was very professional and engaged staff and assets in his company to achieve great settlements for me. It is clear to me I could not have received the favorable results without his help. Steve. I can and will recommend to my friends and associates. I was very impressed with the wise counsel and leadership he afforded me. Although I suffered permanent injuries I am grateful to Steve and Siegfried & Jensen for their timely counsel and direction. Steven is "First Class" and I was proud to be represented by him, Best regards to Steven and his Company.
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Response from Steven Jensen September 19, 2016
Thank you, Harold. It was a privilege to represent you. I'm happy that you are satisfied with our service and the resolution of your case. I look forward to serving you in whatever way I can in the future.
Posted by Dale | September 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personalized Professional Service
Steven K Jensen handled our case with professional care. He went out of his way to meet with us locally because we don't live near his office. He he was in constant communication with us to keep us informed of the progress of the case and was patient with our many questions and concerns. We felt like we were his most important clients! Yes, we would recomment him to our friends, but not to our economies.
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Response from Steven Jensen September 12, 2016
Thank you, Dale. It was a pleasure working with you and your family. Please feel free to call me with any future legal needs that may arise.
Posted by Ben | September 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, Approachable & Easy to Work With
It was a pleasure having Steve as my guide through a difficult lawsuit. He was extremely knowledgeable and his demeanor gave me a much needed level of peace. I never felt like an inconvenience. Instead, I felt as though I was his only client. The attorney for the other side was difficult to work with, and it didn't phase Steve. I highly recommend Steve at the highest level.
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Response from Steven Jensen September 12, 2016
Thank you, Ben. I'm happy that you hired me and had a good experience. Please call me if there's anything I can do for you in the future.
Posted by Kevin | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience. Highly recommend Steve.
Steve was honest, diligent, caring, and attentive to detail. He always picked up the phone when I called and returned calls promptly. I'd get responses to my emails right away. He resolved my case in a timely manner. He was very patient with me and helped me understand to understand the litigation process. He is clearly a knowledgeable skilled attorney. His advice to me was insightful. He is a huge asset to his firm. I'd HIGHLY recommend him.
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Response from Steven Jensen September 12, 2016
Thank you, Kevin. I'm happy that you had a good experience. Feel free to contact me in the future with all of your legal needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Siegfried & Jensen
  • 2010 - Present
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Texas Court of Appeals
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Summer Law Clerk, Insurance Defense
  • Nelson & Nelson
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • 2010
  • Brigham Young University
  • Minor - Business Management
  • 2007
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Automobile Accident
  • $637,000
  • Trucking Accident
  • $1,000,000
  • Construction Defect
  • $1,200,000
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Associations

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • District of Utah, Federal Court
  • Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Utah Safety Council
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Tagalog
  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys in Utah
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 10%
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Best Appellate Brief
  • National Moot Court
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Bar Journal
  • Privacy and Torts
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Insider Exclusive
  • National Fire Sprinkler Association
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (23)
Endorse Steven
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Friend
"I believe Steven Jensen to be an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is professional, intelligent, ethical, and has excellent bedside manner. Highly recommend!"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Steven Jensen on a matter that came to me from out in Wyoming. After an initial investigation, I thought it best to have an attorney in the area handle the case. Steven had the matter resolved in less than two months from the time that I sent it over to him. I highly recommend Steven and his firm!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is an excellent personal injury lawyer. He is smart and strategic. He is very experienced and has worked on a variety of different kinds of injury cases. Steve gets along very well with opposing counsel, other lawyers, and judges, all while obtaining stellar results for his clients. I highly recommend Steve."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve has an innate ability to analyze cases. When he gives his opinion, you may be sure that it is well thought out and honest. He does not over promise. He is diligent, works hard and is timely. Beyond his legal abilities, he is bright and a joy to engage in conversation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steve is a conscientious, attentive, and hard-working lawyer and experienced litigator. He is both a smart and determined advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steven is a very thorough and knowledgeable attorney who works extremely hard to achieve the best result for his clients. He is well-prepared and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with him on future cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steve is a great lawyer, who has great tenacity for his clients' and cases. I would recommend Steve to any person with a personal injury claim."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve was easy to work with. He is knowledgable, personable and a gifted litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Steve for years and have always observed him to be a consummate professional. He is a skilled lawyer who really cares about helping his clients."
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