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Since obtaining his law license in 1995, Mr. Gnau's focus has been obtaining results for clients as quickly as possible.  As a result, Mr. Gnau looks to obtain the maximum client result and determines on a case-by-case basis whether the best way of achieving that result is by pursuing litigation or engaging in ADR.  Sometimes cases need to be litigated and some cases need to go to trial for resolution.  Mr. Gnau has represented numerous clients at trial and other San Diego lawyers refer their litigation cases to him for trial.  This approach also flows over into the family practice where the client's best result does not come from endless continuances and delay but rather by getting the matter before a judge and achieving a decision.  Mr. Gnau started his own practice in 1995 and has continuously grown the practice to the multi-attorney, multi-faceted law group that it is today.  Along the way various groups and entities have endorsed Mr. Gnau's work including the Trial Star award given in 2011, various Top Attorney regonitions by his peers through the San Diego Daily Transcript, and his 'Superb' 10/10 ranking determined by Avvo.  Mr. Gnau handles complex and serious injury cases as well as divorce and family law matters.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    20 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    20 years, 800 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    20 years, 3 thousand cases
  4. Divorce: 15%
    20 years, 8 cases



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Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Gnau. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • H. Scott Aalsberg

    If you need a lawyer you can choose from thousands of lawyer in California. However, If you need to win your case you need to choose Steven C. Gnau its that simple! I endorse him!


    H. Aalsberg Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Gnau & Tamez Law Group LLP

707 Broadway
Suite 1700
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Trial Lawyer AwardConsumer Attorneys of San Diego2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner / Attorneyhis own practice established in 1995.1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorney Association of San DiegoN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gibbs v. BriganzaJury Verdict
Pasco v. AndrewsJury Verdict
Lopez v. SaundersJury Trial Victory
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TexasN/ABachelor in Business Administration1992
California Western School of LawN/ALaw - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
How To Take a Deposition 101Trial Practices2014
Recent Developments in Tort LitigationTort Litigation (moderator & presenter)2009
Recent Developments in Tort LitigationTort Litigation (presenter)2008
Recent Developments in Tort LitigationTort Litigation (presenter)2007