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Steve Escovar

Criminal defense Attorney at Pasadena, CA

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Steve

Learn Steve’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%
    State and Federal Criminal defense. I have been qualified as Federal Death Penalty-"Trial Counsel".

    29 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    10%

    29 years

Pasadena and Los Angeles Area-Criminal Defense and Major Personal Injury Attorney

Qualified as Federal Death Penalty-Trial Attorney,

Past President of the Criminal Courts Bar Association (2006)

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At the office, after a recent "Not Guilty" verdict on a Penal Code section 664/187 Attempted Murder case.
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Location

Escovar Law, APC
78 Orange Place
Pasadena, CA, 91105-2000

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best
Mr. Escovar helped me with my case with excellent results! I had previously paid another lawyer but got no results, Mr. Escovar removed my charges from back in 1994. He made me feel my case was his priority. No doubt, he his the best of the best. Very professional and humble.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Steve Escovar got both my convictions vacated.
Steve Escovar and his staff from day one put me at ease with their professionalism and compassion. He is truly amazing in the courtroom. He is an exceptional attorney. He was able to do what I thought would be very difficult if not impossible to accomplish. He took such great care in achieving the best possible result for me. I am forever grateful to him and his staff for the exceptional job they did for me. He got two under the influence of a controlled substance convictions vacated. Look at his reviews; no matter if its Avvo or anywhere else his record is impeccable.
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Posted by Oscar | May 29, 2019
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Mr. Escovar got BOTH charges DISMISSED!!
In 2007 I pleaded no contest to Penal Code 487 (a) and Penal Code 459. I served 2 years concurrently in state prison. After I got out of prison I completely turned my life around. I went back to school and got Job training. However, my past convictions continued to haunt me. Even though I served my time, paid my debt and changed my life for the better; I continued to have legal issues with immigration. And trouble getting jobs. I desperately needed a post conviction relief for immigration purposes and also for job opportunity’s. I had attempted to get one 3 prior times with 3 different attorneys without a shred of success. I never gave up hope and I prayed for a miracle. My prayers were answered when I found Attorney Steve Escovar. Mr. Escovar and his team did something that no other attorney EVER did before. He really listened to me and researched my case. He knows the laws and was able to use new laws to my advantage. He worked hard to get me the post conviction relief I needed. My hope was to at best, get my charges reduced, Instead Mr. Escovar got BOTH charges DISMISSED! I am still in amazement at what Mr. Escovar was able to do. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a good attorney.
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Posted by Vincent pauley | October 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Steve is a great lawyer . Got my case handled and did what he said he could do with no fail . 5 stars all the way.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best and most trusted !
Steve Escovar is without a doubt the best lawyer and professional in the business. His professionalism and ability to persuade the courtroom to follow his leadership is amazing to watch . He won both difficult and almost impossible cases for my wife to vacate two prior convictions in a courtroom known for its strict conservative position. I would recommend Steve to anyone and any family member .
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Posted by Rose | April 4, 2018
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Amazing Attorney
After so many bad attorneys that did my family and I wrong, finding Steve Escovar to represent my family member was an absolute miracle. He is extremely knowledgeable and honest. Steve was a beacon of hope to our family at a time when our options appeared to be limited and the likelihood of resolutions seemed slim. I would highly recommend Steve Escovar. I have full confidence in his abilities as an attorney. We are very fortunate to have found Steve, he did a fabulous job representing and wining our family members case! We are forever grateful. Rose
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
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Attorney Representation
Mr. Escobar and his team represented my 19 year old daughter in a very serious case that had her looking at very serious charges with the possibility of 15 to life. As a parent I never imagined my family and I would ever be faced with a situation like the one we ended up put in. My family and I got referred to Mr. Escobar and I will genuinely say that he saved my daughters life. There are no words to explain how grateful my family and I are for what he was able to do for my daughter. Sometimes being from out of the area can be a very hard thing for an attorney to be able to do his job without anyone in that specific town and courthouse with a very hard conviction rate but with his personality, character and professionalism he changed that. I know that every case is different and all outcomes are different but with his and his teams dedication I now have my daughter back home. I would 100% recommend Mr. Escovar and his team if anyone is ever in need of representation.
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Posted by Alana | March 19, 2018
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Amazing Attorney
When we felt all hope was lost, we were fortunate enough to have met Steve Escovar. Steve and his team handled my family member’s case with top notch dedication, care, patience, and professionalism. Steve was able to do in less than 3 months what my family member’s previous attorney could not do in 3 years. Steve and his team were able to get positive results for my family member and we are forever grateful. We highly recommend Steve Escovar for legal assistance.
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Posted by Mr. Zavala | March 15, 2018
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Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Escobar represented me in a case that I had been fighting for more than a decade. I went through a couple of Beverly Hills Lawyers in the past few years and my case was never resolved, what they couldn’t accomplish, Mr. Escobar was able to do in less than 6 months. There is no other word to describe his work other than “Incredible”. From the first time I met Mr. Escobar, I notice that he came across extremely professional, honorable, and dedicated. He was on top of all of the new laws and was up to date on all the changes as they happened daily. That is very important if you want to have the best lawyer at your side when you fall into an unfortunate situation. As soon as I started my case Mr. Escobar’s team reach out to me immediately to make sure we were on the same page and all documents where in order. Mr. Escobar was in constant contact with me through my entire case and always keep me up to date on the entire process. My family and I are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr. Escobar without reservation
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Posted by Chris | March 19, 2017
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Best of the Best
If you want the best of the best I strongly recommend attorney Steve Escovar. After 20 years of bad legal advice from different attorneys. Mr. Escovar took over my case and within a couple of months he did what many attorneys couldn't! My Eternal Gratitude! Mr. Escovar handled my case with much detail and integrity. He has brought me and my family great relief and we really appreciate everything that he has done for us. I strongly recommend Mr. Escovar for any form of legal advice or aid. Thank you once again!!!!!
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Posted by Doug | January 16, 2017
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Great Attorney, honest man, fights to win
I was frightened and distrustful when I walked into Steve Escovar’s office in December of 2016. The possible consequences to my situation were devastatingly life altering, and I was worried to say the least. I had read good reviews on Mr. Escovar’s abilities and results, but I was still skeptical. He was honest with me from the start. He didn’t downplay the significance of what I faced, but he reassured me that if I followed his advice; by presenting him with documents he requested, he would do his job, and the outcome might be better than what I imagined. He was calm and supportive while I fretted. Most importantly, he got the best results I could never have imagined anyone could achieve. He got my case dismissed. He knew I was innocent, and somehow was able to make the D.A. realize it too. Steve is a fighter, and he was willing to go all the way for me. He likes to win, and the results speak for themselves. If you’re ever in a situation where your future is at stake, I highly recommend you call Steve. Believe him. Do your part, and he will do his. He’s a professional, he knows his stuff, and I can’t thank him enough for giving me my future back. I don’t plan on having any more situations like this in my life, but if I do, I’d hire him in a nanosecond. Great Attorney. Honest man with integrity.
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Posted by Elvis | March 17, 2016
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Best Attorney in LA
Steve Escovar, I just want. to recommend my attorney to all in need of the Best!Steve Ecorvar,handle my case with the most attention to detail and showed much interest in not only what I said but in my hole entire situation.I'm am 100% happy with the way Steve handle my case.. I'm free! Thank You Steve.
Posted by Karen | June 10, 2015
Best lawyer in the whole world!!!
I had a very complicated case and thanks to Mr. Escovar I had my case dismissed. I really appreciate he were always there for me, keeping me informed with updates in my case. He is so professional and trustworthy. I loved the fact that he speaks Spanish which made our communication easier. Words can not describe how thankful I am for all what he did for me. Best Lawyer in the whole world!!!! I would definitely recommend him to everyone!!! Thank you so much Mr. Escovar!!!
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Posted by William | May 7, 2015
Highly Recommended!
Steve Escovar at Escovar and Avila, LLP did an outstanding job defending me from a baseless, frivolous legal issue and got the matter dismissed without me having to say a word. I’ve had some very high profile attorneys in my business life in the past, and I must say that Steve always gave a sense of professionalism. In addition, he and his office were very organized and it truly felt like he cared. I would highly recommend Steve Escovar for anyone that finds themselves in need of an attorney. We are going to continue to use him with this ongoing matter.
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Posted by Ronald | March 31, 2015
I need Help
I needed legal assistance ones and Steve Escovar has represented me to satisfactory conclusions . He knows the law and courtrooms in the southern California area, and was also so reassuring and sympathetic while making sure I understood the facts and what might or might not happen. I hope I never need him again but I would call him immediately if I did!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2015
Great attorney!
Unfortunately, I have needed immediate legal assistance twice, but fortunately, Steve Escovar has represented me to satisfactory conclusions both times. He knows the law and courtrooms in the southern California area, and was also so reassuring and sympathetic while making sure I understood the facts and what might or might not happen. I hope I never need him again but I would call him immediately if I did!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Escovar Law, APC
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1994
  • California State University-Northridge
  • BA
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Pacheco
  • Domestic Violence - Not Guilty on all counts!
  • Daniela Z., et al. v. Confidential
  • Settlement-1 Million Dollars, Policy Limit Tendered
  • People v. Larussa
  • Hung Jury on both counts, Robbery and Assault with a Deadly weapon!
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Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1998 - Present
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Escovar & Avila, LLP Newsletter
  • Immigration Post Conviction Newsletter
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • How to Litigate a Penal Code section 1473.7 Motion
  • 2017
  • Loyola Law School Immigration (Guest Speaker)
  • Criminal Post Conviction Motions
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
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Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows exactly what he is taking about!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is well known in the legal community as an effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A friend of mine needed an old criminal matter cleared off of their record. Steve knew the exact steps to achieve a prompt resolution. On the day of the hearing, even though the DA and Judge had not previously reviewed the files, Steve was a zealous advocate and got my friend the relief they sought."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a fine attorney and gets the job done. Always up front."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although new to Avvo it is clear that Mr. Escovar speaks with great practical experience. His answers are accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred many clients to him."
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