Attorney Steve Effres

About Steven Effres

Selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CA Every Year Since 2011

Personal injury attorney, Steven B. Effres, has received extensive recognition for his trial and litigation work. Since 2011, he has been selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in the State of California. Mr. Effres was one of the first attorneys profiled by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in their “Litigation Profile” Series.

He has also been recognized for his trial skills in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Effres, one of the leading lawyers in the country for lawsuits involving lingual nerve damage from dental negligence, has obtained the highest reported jury verdict or results in California, New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia for lingual nerve injury.

A History of Success

Mr. Effres is especially proud of his firm’s role in obtaining justice for children who have been injured or victimized. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar results for his clients. Mr. Effres handles cases in other states on a pro hac vice basis (special permission from the court), and he has been consulted by attorneys nationally, including Alaska, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida. He has also been a Settlement Conference Officer for the Los Angeles County Superior Court and has received numerous Certificates of Appreciation for his years of services.

Mr. Effres has also litigated cases outside of California, in states such as:

  • Nevada
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Jersey
  • Virginia
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Mississippi
  • Kentucky
  • Connecticut

Mr. Effres is proud to be on the Honorary Board of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, a nonprofit organization founded, funded, and maintained by lawyers within the Los Angeles Community. Its members are committed to helping those who need it most. He serves residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.

Schedule a free consultation with our Los Angeles personal injury lawyer by contacting us.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1984

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1983
    • J.D.
    • Graduated With Honors
  • Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980
    • B.S. Accounting
    • Graduated With Honors

Published Works

  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Handbook, (Contributing Author), 1995

Honors & Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of California – The National Trial Lawyers
  • Profiled by Los Angeles Daily Journal, “Litigation Profile” Series
  • “Spotlight,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • “Contribution to a Safer, More Just America” Public Service Award, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • O’Brien’s Verdictum Juris
  • Recognized by the Pasadena Star
  • Recognized by the Los Angeles Times
  • Recognized by The Contra Costa Times
  • Certificates of Appreciation, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Profiled Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyer (2006 – 2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates Associate
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Member
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Member
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California President’s Club
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • Lawyers for Social Responsibility, Founder
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court, Settlement Conference Officer
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Diversity Law Institute, Member
  • Trial Law Institute, Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Member

Call (818) 222-9720 now to speak to a skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.

Our Clients' Success Stories

  • “The lawyers were very detailed and helped explain why every step was necessary.”

    Y.P.

  • “I want to thank you and say, God Bless you. If I ever need a lawyer again I won’t forget you.”

    M.K.

  • “I feel that nobody could have done a better job than you.”

    T.R.

  • “Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and for all you’ve done to help Erik.”

    L & Family

  • “You are a terrific attorney, and it was such a pleasure to work with you!”

    C.M.

  • “Further, Mr. Effres's team is comprised of dedicated lawyers and a compassionate staff that makes their clients feel that they are always being thoroughly represented.”

    B.P.

  • “They handled my case thoroughly and amicably to my satisfaction.”

    E.B.

  • “I thank you and your firm for all your support and help. You are all a class act.”

    M.H.

  • “I would have no hesitation referring your firm to others.”

    S.C.

  • “Thanks for a job well done!”

    B.H.

  • “You are my guardian angel & my life will never be the same thanks to you.”

    M.S.

  • “I’m thankful to your professional service and advice.”

    J.D.

  • “Thank you for all your help & kindness to me!”

    R G.

  • “We are very fortunate to have you for our attorney!”

    L&M

  • “They were on top of it since the beginning. They always answered my phone calls and emails quick.”

    O.M.

Experienced, Professional, Effective

Working With Effres & Associates
  1. We Don’t Charge An Attorney Fee Unless We Win
  2. We’ve Recovered Over $200 Million For Our Clients
  3. Our Firm Provides Free Case Evaluations & Reviews
  4. We Have A Strong Track Record of Successful Verdicts
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