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Stephen Howard Cornet

Litigation Attorney at Oakland, CA

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1971
    Active No misconduct found

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When you hire Stephen H. Cornet to represent your needs, you can be certain that he will conduct your case with professionalism, integrity, and the ultimate goal of seeing justice served. Stephen is a skilled litigator who is uniquely adept at handling multiple clients from across the country, while providing each case with the individual attention it deserves. 

Concentrating in personal injury (with a focus on automobile cases), premises and product liability cases and construction litigation, Stephen has amassed a considerable amount of experience in the investigation of accidents and has spent substantial time in court advocating for his clients and holding insurance companies accountable. Although these areas of concentration require extensive preparation and ongoing negotiation, Stephen is a seasoned advocate and commits himself to seeing each case through to a successful conclusion. 


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Stephen Howard Cornet


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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2015
Stephen Cornet is a brilliant attorney with a reputation of extremely high standards. He deserves five stars for his expertise and skills but also because of his caring attitude towards his clients. Stephen has years of experience as a PI lawyer in Northern California and has been ranked among the top attorneys in the state. He is A/V rated by his peers for his dedication and participation within the Bay Area legal community. An all around great guy, he never disappoints!
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2015
Experienced NorCal Super Lawyer
Stephen Cornet is hands down one of the best personal injury lawyers in the competitive Bay Area legal community. Having years of experience, he possesses the knowledge, skills and expertise required to handle any case that comes his way. He is very sympathic to his clients' injuries and compassionate when it comes to listening to their needs and concerns. He does a great job at keeping his clients informed and involved from beginning to end. I highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Steve | January 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Outcome
We had a case involving a large company with what was described by a mediator as an insurance firm that was very difficult to deal with. We hired Kuvara Law Firm, and with no additional cost, they brought in Steven Cornet, a highly regarded litigator. When we finally entered mediation after a dragged out schedule set by the opposing team, we were able to observe our litigator in action. We had been advised by Mr. Cornet of the typical awards in the county where our trial would be held. The mediator also clearly advised us of the court, witness and other costs involved in trial. My wife, the party with life changing injuries from the collapse of a defective store display, and I had previously agreed on what we felt would be a fair net outcome for us after expenses. Mr. Cornet was able to negotiate that outcome. Further, the Kuvara-Cornet team negotiated with the medical provider and others to further increase our net outcome. Ultimately, our settlement was significantly more than we had anticipated. Colby Kuvara then arranged for us to have a phone conference about the possibilities of future medical attachments to our settlement. Based on that conference, we determined that no set aside would be required. Our full settlement check was mailed to us certified mail the next day. I would strongly recommend Kuvara Law Firm and Steven Cornet, attorney, for your personal injury needs.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2015
Fabulous Attorney. Ethical, Careing, Integrity, and Hardworking.
Mr. Cornet is an excellent attorney. He has been my attorney for more than three years and I am very happy with his representation throughout the years, He is a hard worker, has his clients best interests and he is a great legal fighter for his clients. Mr. Cornet handled my personal injury case and he was my champion. Mr. Cornet is still my attorney to this present day and I know I can count on him when I need his legal expertise.
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Posted by Williams | June 2, 2023
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I hired this attorney to represent my then 11 yr old daughter who was attacked at school and sustained severe injuries. He repeatedly asked for the same info losing documents, falling asleep during depos allowing the defendants to schedule 5 depositions allowing excessive over questionings and badgering of my minor child. He would make duplicate copies of info he didn’t need then couldn’t find important documents he did need that was provided to him several times. We discovered he was attempting to make a settlement without my approval then when I brought it to his attention he dropped her case and thank God another attorney got my child the Justice that this attorney failed miserably to do! These are facts!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office Of Stephen H. Cornet
  • 1975 - Present


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967


  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • State Bar of California
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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Litigation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Steve is one of the finest trial lawyers in the Bay Area. There is nothing in the field of personal injury that he has not seen. He fights for his clients, and gets the best results going."
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Oakland Litigation Lawyer Stephen Howard Cornet
Stephen Howard Cornet
Litigation Attorney
Oakland, CA
Licensed for 52 years