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Stephen Morton Rinka

Employment and labor Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    California - CA 21 years
    Minnesota - MN 19 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2004
    Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    We represent employers and employees in claims involving wrongful termination, wage and hour, harassment and discrimination.

  2. Personal injury
    The attorneys at The Rinka Law Firm have represented individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries or illnesses, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, brachial plexus injury, multiple fractures, burns or other congenital or neurological disorders, as well as, defended individuals and companies in catastrophic injury lawsuits. We aggressively represent our clients allowing us to resolve lawsuits on terms that are favorable to our client.

The attorneys at The Rinka Law Firm are experienced in handling difficult legal matters for individual clients and companies in both state and federal court.  We believe in taking the necessary time to discuss your legal matter with you in order to obtain a full understanding of the legal issues presented.  It is through our thorough client discussions that we can start to make the complex more understandable and provide you with sound legal advice on how to proceed with your matter.

Once we have learned the intricacies of your legal matter, our communication with you does not cease.  Instead, we work closely with our clients throughout the litigation process to keep them informed and apprised of any changes that impact their legal matter.  We also make every effort to be available to our clients, by providing personalized service, such as promptly returning telephone calls and emails.  Our focus on keeping our clients informed allows them to make sound, confident decisions on whether they wish to settle their matter or take it to trial.

We invite you to contact our office to see how we can assist you in your legal matter.


The Rinka Law Firm
9440 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 301
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

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Posted by Jason | February 11, 2014
Excellent attorney
Steve is the best attorney I've ever known. He is an expert, gets everything done on time and is a great guy. I highly recommend him.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Rinka Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Extern
  • Honorable Mary Ann Murphy of the Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office - Crimes Against Peace Officers Division Internship
  • 1999 - 1999


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Univ of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • American Bar Association
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer – “Rising Star”
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Southern California Super Lawyer – “Rising Star”
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009


  • Getting the Deal Through
  • Dispute Resolution: California
  • 2011
  • The Liability Reporter
  • The Liability Reporter - published jointly by IATA and Condon & Forsyth LLP.
  • 2010
  • Getting the Deal Through
  • Dispute Resolution: California
  • 2010
  • Getting the Deal Through
  • Dispute Resolution: California
  • 2009
  • Clyde & Co Newsletter
  • The New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for the Disclosure and Discovery of Electronically Stored Information
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Stephen for several years. He is a consummate professional whose knowledge and skill are virtually unmatched. He is very ethical and proficient at resolving difficult matters without compromising his client's interests. I have referred several clients to him and recommend him without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is an outstandingly thoughtful litigator and more importantly an outstanding person."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Steve. Steve built a reputation as an aggressive litigator, who often finds creative solutions to complex legal issues, and maintains the highest ethical standards."
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