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Clifford W. Stevens is a principal with Neumiller & Beardslee whose practice areas focus on genera lbusiness and commercial litigation in state and federal courts. While practicing in diverse areas of law, Mr. Stevens has extensive experience in matters involving trustee, financial institution, and creditor rights in bankruptcy; debt collection; and judicial and non-judicial foreclosures. He also has extensive experience with Community Associations Law where he assists both business and homeowners associations.  


Being actively involved in bankruptcy issues, Mr. Stevens is certified by the American Board of Certification as a Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist. He is a member of several organizations related to this practice area including the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.  He frequently presents lectures for a variety of organizations on bankruptcy related topics.


Mr. Stevens is also active in homeowner and community association law and is a member of the Bay Area-Central Valley Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. He frequently lectures on community association law topics.


In 1987, Mr. Stevens obtained his BA in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton and in 1990, earned his Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Barristers. While at McGeorge, he was a staff writer from 1988-1989, and the Legislation Editor and on the Board of Editors from 1989-1990, for the Pacific Law Journal.


Mr. Stevens is active in the community and currently serves on the San Joaquin County Bar Association Board of Governors, the Brookside West Owners' Association, and serves in various leadership positions for the American Cancer Society. Mr. Stevens has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless and the Library and Literacy Foundation of San Joaquin County.


Mr. Stevens was admitted to practice in California in 1990 and is admitted to practice in all federaland state courts in the State of California. He is a member of the Federal Bar, the American Bar, and both the San Joaquin County and Sacramento County Bar Associations, as well as the State Bar of California.



Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Chapter 11: 25%
    26 years, 100 cases
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    26 years, 350 cases
  4. Litigation: 20%
    26 years, 350 cases



Hourly ($325/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Scott Roberts Weaver

    I worked for Cliff when I first came out of law school in 96. Cliff is thorough, ethical and diligent. He treats every client as if that client is the most important client in the office. I give Cliff an enthusiastic endorsement.


    Scott Weaver Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Neumiller & Beardslee, A Professional Corporation

509 W. Weber Avenue, 5th Floor

Stockton, CA, 95203


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2014
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2013
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2012
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2010
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2008
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerNorther California Super Lawyer2007
Certified Business Bankruptcy Law SpecialistAmerican Board of Certification2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President, Director and ShareholderNeumiller & Beardslee1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Joaquin County Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2014 - Present
American Cancer SocietyLeadership Council and Lead Volunteer2000 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember1996 - Present
Community Associations InstituteMember1994 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1994 - Present
San Joaquin County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy SectionMember2003 - 2007
California Receivers ForumMember2003 - 2008
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationMember2002 - 2010
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law CommitteeMember2002 - 2005
San Joaquin County Bar AssociationFormer Board of Governors2001 - 2003
Library and Literacy Foundation of San Joaquin CountyBoard of Directors and Vice President2000 - 2003
Federal Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2011
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2009
Stockton Homeless ShelterBoard of Directors and Treasurer1994 - 1997
Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern CaliforniaVolunteer1991 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)ABI Ninth Circuit Updates2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
California State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Community Associations Instutute--Central California ChapterLegal Update2008
Community Associations Instutute--Central California ChapterLegal Update2003
Community Associations Instutute--Central California ChapterAlternative Dispute Resolution Processes2002
Community Associations Instutute--Central California ChapterAssociation Management2000