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Steven Messner joined the firm in 2008.  Mr. Messner attended the University of La Verne College of Law where he graduated first in his class. While at La Verne, Mr. Messner was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.  Mr. Messner has served as lead counsel at trial in both insurance bad faith and property damage cases.  He recently represented the City of Upland in reaching a $4.75 million settlement with the Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania in a lawsuit alleging insurance bad faith and breach of contract over the insurance company’s failure to defend the City in the Colonies litigation. In addition, he has worked on numerous cases for policyholders and injury victims since joining the firm, including:

  • MGA Entertainment, Inc. v. Hartford, et. al.

  • Van Zee v. Homesite

  • Elkins v. Murchison

  • Linkin Park v. Lloyds

  • Tomjanovich v. State Farm

  • Ramos-Lovato v. Community

  • Bank Murphy v. Blue Cross


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 34%
  2. Media: 33%
  3. Juvenile: 33%

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  • Clare Hamilton Lucich

    Steven Messner has worked on numerous high-profile matters representing both individuals and businesses. He's been able to get top-notch results for clients.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
ValedictorianUniversity of La Verne College of Law2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tomjanovich v. State FarmN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Property Insurance Law and LitigationContinuing Education of the Bar – CaliforniaN/A
Basic Coverage for Noncommercial and Commercial PropertyChapter 5N/A
Calculating Liability: Measure of IndemnityChapter 12N/A
Litigation: Role of Attorney and BrokerChapter 13N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - BerkeleyN/AN/A2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Shernoff Bad Faith SeminarInsurance Bad Faith2014
Shernoff Rutter Group SeminarInsurance Bad Faith2012