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I am an experienced and trusted former prosecutor, who handles all types of criminal cases, primarily "white collar" matters, in state and federal courts throughout California. I have extensive experience defending against allegations of mail and wire fraud, theft by false pretenses, embezzlement, and the like. Along with my partners, I often defend against concurrent administrative, civil, and criminal investigations (and actions) by agencies that oversee markets, such as the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, and the California Department of Corporations, alleging securities fraud, Ponzi Schemes, and insider trading. I'm also particularly experienced in regulatory matters that affect the shipping/maritime, ground and air transportation, construction, and energy sectors, especially environmental and workplace safety cases (including criminal cases involving worker fatalities). I have defended clients against allegations of worker kickback and "prevailing wage" violations in Public Works contracting; as to alleged government procurement fraud in general; and in public corruption matters, such as against allegations of illegal campaign contributions. I've also represented employees of companies alleged to have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. I've defended against criminal allegations of illegal transfer of restricted technology, trademark infringement/counterfeit goods, and smuggling/evasion of customs duties. I also represent professionals facing criminal investigations and/or charges that might affect their licenses, both in regard to such charges, and in administrative actions against their licenses. If you or your company are facing an investigation or charges in which the government alleges fraudulent conduct, I can provide you with competent, considered, and cost-effective representation.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    3 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 50%
    3 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Melissa A Weinberger

    Steve is a creative, experienced and hardworking white collar criminal defense attorney. Anyone who hires him will be in good hands.


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Contact info

Holmes, Taylor & Jones LLP

801 S. Figueroa
Suite 2170
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Medal of Excellence in AdvocacyN/AN/A
Excellence in Preparation for Trial Practice of the LawN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHolmes, Taylor & Jones LLP2013 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Stephen P. Jones2009 - 2013
ShareholderBeck, De Corso, Daly, Kreindler & Harris1999 - 2007
Deputy District AttorneyOffice Of The District Attorney, Monterey County1996 - 1996
Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office1992 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. HAwaiting California Supreme Court Review of Motion to Dismiss.
U.S. v. CReduced sentence based upon cooperation in regard to locating assets for restitution.
People v. BProbation; home confinement. 19 "false document" counts dismissed on "995" motion.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Retaining Expert Witness and Counsel RoundtableExpert Witness Retention2012