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Steven Jeffrey Mehlman

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Concord, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
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Steven J. Mehlman, Managing Partner of the Business and Real Estate Group for Northern Caliifornia of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP. Mr. Mehlman has been practicing law in California for over 30 years.  Mr. Mehlman has a record of successfully representing individuals and business clients in a wide variety of civil lawsuits in both the California state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations.  He drafts all types of contracts and transactional documents in in his practice areas of real estate and business, drawing on his litigation experience to avoid the types of problems that lead to court battles.

He earned an undergraduate degree with a double major in communications/public policy and political science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976; graduating with highest honors in political science, great distinction in general scholarship and Phi Beta Kappa. He received both a juris doctor and master's degree in public policy from the University of Michigan in 1980, graduating cum laude. Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1980, he is also admitted to practice in the federal district courts for Northern, Eastern and Central California (including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals) and the D.C. Circuit and the 5th Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Mr. Mehlman began his law practice at Furth Fahrner, Bluemle & Mason in San Francisco handling complex litigation involving some of the largest cases in the country, including antitrust cases and securities fraud matters. He shifted his focus to real estate and small business while working at Matthew B. Weinberg Professional Corporation in San Francisco from 1983 to 1990 and at Grant & Sternberg in Walnut Creek from 1990 to 1995.  He was managing partner at Turner & Mehlman in Walnut Creek (1995-2002), Mehlman TerBeek LLP (2002-2008) and Mehlman Law Group (2009-2012).

Mr. Mehlman believes strongly in community service.  He currently serves on the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and coaches tennis for Special Olympics of Northern California.  He also is the debate and speech coach for Las Lomas High School and the attorney advisor for the high school mock trial team. He served on the Contra Costa Planning Commission (2001-2006), the City of Walnut Creek Planning Commission (1989-1996), the Board of Directors and Land Committee for Save Mount Diablo, a non-profit land trust (1994-2006), the City of Walnut Creek Transportation Commission (1984-1989) and the Contra Costa Transit Authority Citizens Advisory Committee (1985-1989). With his experience in city and county planning and the law, Mr. Mehlman has developed substantial expertise in land use, from both legal and practical perspectives.  Mr. Mehlman is on the teaching staff of the paralegal program for California State University, Easy Bay, where he has taught legal research and writing.

We serve the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP is centrally located in Concord, directly across from the downtown Concord BART station, in Contra Costa County, California. Our office is easily accessible with ample parking.
Our Concord Office

Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP

2300 Clayton Road, Suite1350
Concord, CA 94520

(925) 942-1690
(800)  281-1911 fax

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Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
2300 Clayton Road
Suite 1350
Concord, CA, 94520

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Posted by Terry S | December 19, 2011
great lawyer
i hired steve to settle a collection dispute.he did a good job.he was fast,kept me informed of the day to day status and saved me some money.he also gave me good advise to what my options were and did not pressure me to make any rash decisions.he seems to have a wide variety of knowledge and lawyer skills so i would definetly reccomend mr. mehlman to anyone who asks me for a great lawyer.and i will use his services if i ever need a lawyer for anything,especially involving real estate
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner No. CA Business & Real Estate Group
  • Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Principal Attorney
  • Mehlman Law Group
  • 2009 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Mehlman TerBeek LLP
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Turner and Mehlman
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Associate Attorney
  • Grant & Sternberg
  • 1990 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Matthew B. Weinberg Professional Corporation
  • 1983 - 1990
  • Associate Attorney
  • Furth, Fahrner, Bluemle & Mason
  • 1980 - 1983
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1980
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • 1976
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • 1976
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  • Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • Education Committee Member and Leadership Contra Costa Graduate
  • 2002 - Present
  • Concord Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member of the Real Estate Section
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Neighbor Disputes: Law and Litigation: Chapter 15 - Client Interview
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • NARPM Eastbay Meeting
  • 2017 Legal Update Landord Tenant Law
  • 2017
  • Contra Costa Bar Association Real Estate Section
  • Landlord Tenant Law Update
  • 2016
  • State Bar Of California Real Property Law Section Retreat
  • The New Normal in Residential Foreclosures and Post Foreclosure For Homeowners, Lenders, Tenants and Cities
  • 2013
  • Rental Housing Association Meeting February 2013
  • Employment Law: New Laws for 2013
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Business Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Steven for several years now, and of having referred my personal injury clients to him for business matters, with excellent reports back."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steven is an excellent real estate lawyer and a pleasure to work with."
Business Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent business attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an intelligent and skilled real estate attorney. He demonstrates his caring for his clients. I have mediated disputes in which Steve represented a party, and he is both an advocate and a realist."