Stephen is a shareholder of Rover Armstrong A.P.C. Stephen began his legal career in Howard, Rice's (now Arnold & Porter LLP) Litigation Department where he practiced commercial and business litigation. Thereafter, Stephen was an associate at a boutique law firm in Walnut Creek performing litigation services, primarily representing design professionals, mostly architects and engineers.
Stephen received his Juris Doctor in 1999 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He also attended the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in Political Science and obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1994.
Prior to attending college, Stephen served in the United States Navy, stationed on the USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier, as a nuclear reactor operator.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2012|
|Certificate of Volunteer Appreciation||Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley||2011|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2011|
|Attorney||The Rover Law Firm, APC||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin||2000 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Desert Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2000 - Present|
|Habitat for Humanity||Former Board of Directors||2008 - 2012|
|University of California Alumni Association||Vice President||2007 - 2009|
|American Bar Association||Member||2000 - 2008|
|Lass v. Telford||Judgment|
|Webb v. Cleary||pending in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals|
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|DCA Newsletter||Protecting Your Trademark||2009|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of California Berkeley||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|Business and Construction Law Seminar||Legislative Changes to California Mechanic's Lien Laws||2013|
|Changes in Construction Law - California||Mechanic's Lien and Stop Notice Remedies||2011|
|Contract Provisions and Payment Collection||Public Works||2008|