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About me

I have practiced in California and Arizona since 1975.  For most of that time, as a civil trial lawyer.  My success is based on my ability to learn and get up to speed on any subject quickly, and then go nose-to-nose with any litigator, no matter how well-staffed or financed.  I spent 15 years of my years of practice (1987-2001) representing ordinary people who had been abused by large institutions (e.g., County Sheriffs, Board of Education, national Bank, ABC and Channel 15) and their large law firms.  I have had my phone bugged, my files rifled, trucks run at my children, and my bank accounts closed arbitrarily, but I have never backed down. 


In an effort to avoid becoming too narrow, I have engaged in several other professions during these 35 years.  Along with my wife, I have been a relationship and family counselor for the last 25 years.  I spent 5 years running the state's first charter school, and teaching and coaching its students.  I spent 3 years running a real estate investment company with one of my sons.  These experiences have given me greater compassion for my law clients. 


I used to have a lot of hobbies, but now I have 6 children and 9 grandchildren who leave little time or energy for anything else.  However, I have never outgrown my love for the Suns.


Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 40%
    41 years, 100 cases
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
    14 years, 75 cases
  3. Consumer Protection: 15%
    41 years, 45 cases
  4. Employment: 15%
    6 years, 5 cases
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    41 years, 60 cases



Hourly ($250/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Rensch. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


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  • Adam A Studnicki

    Mr. Rensch is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable.


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Contact info

Rensch Law

1855 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ, 85204

Law Office of Steven Rensch

3121 E Fargo Circle
Mesa, AZ, 85213



AZActive 198507/11/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Probation
    issued in AZ, 2015


    Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Review Editor of NotesUSC Law Review1973
Uhrig Award for Excellence in TeachingNational Teachers Association1972
Cum laude with honorsWilliams College1969
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorThe Shelby School2001 - 2004
House CounselMattel Inc1981 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Arizonamember1985 - Present
State Bar of Californiainactive member1975 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
USC Law Review"Teacher Classroom Flexibility"1975
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Williams CollegeHistory/LiteratureBA1969