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Steven 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
  • Super Lawyers®, 2006-2024
  • 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
  • Recognized by Los Angeles magazine in 2012 as one of the Top 100 Attorney’s in Southern California
  • 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 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

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Our Clients' Success Stories

At Effres & Effres, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "He is professional and knowledgeable."
    Justin Effres helped me understand the issues involved in my case. He is professional and knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend hlm and his firm to my friends and family who might need his help.
    - J.G.
    "I’m thankful to your professional service and advice."
    Dear Mr. Effres: I’m thankful to your professional service and advice. And I will be very proud of myself that I have your name-card in my rolodex. Sincerely by J. D.
    - J.D.
    "They treated us with genuine kindness and respect, and made such a difficult time for our family bearable."
    I cannot recommend Effres and Associates highly enough. Having lost a loved one due to malpractice, I was determined to find the best legal representation to seek justice for my family. We researched and interviewed many lawyers, and Stephen and Justin Effres stood out in every aspect; their knowledge and experience in the malpractice field, their record of winning cases, their patient guidance through the entire legal process, and their accessibility and responsiveness is unsurpassed. They treated us with genuine kindness and respect, and made such a difficult time for our family bearable. We always felt that they had our best interests in mind. They did such a great job on our case and we were extremely happy with the outcome. I highly recommend choosing them for your legal counsel.
    - E.C.
    "I would absolutely trust him from start to finish in his advocacy, expertise and dedication."
    Highly ethical attorney with a sincere and dedicated approach to his clients and practice. Without a doubt, a very reputable, highly recommended and top notch civil litigator in the areas of serious injury and medical/dental malpractice and wrongful death. Having known him professionally for over 15 years, I would absolutely trust him from start to finish in his advocacy, expertise and dedication.
    - A.B.
    "Best law office to work with!"
    Effres & Effres law office helped me to work through my case after I was rear ended by a young person who drove someone else's car with a minimal insurance coverage. They were great, always available, answering all my questions, giving the best advises, not aggressively but based on an informed decision-making process, which I was very much part of. We got a great result. I would strongly suggest this law office to anyone who was injured in an accident. They are great, responsible and accommodating you, every step on the way.
    - Susanna
    "Justice was done."
    Dear Mr. Effres, I was the juror that took your card and assured you I’d call, as time is such a premium in our lives, dropping you a line is much easier. Thank you for the offer of our suggestions and/or comments. What impressed me the most and what seemed the be a determining factor was the diligence in which you presented the evidence, your depth of conviction for Maria’s case was deeply felt. Your calmness in dealing with the judge with the study in the strength of the human character! The only suggestion I would make (and this is coming from a color consultant point of view) would be to wear dark suits, white shirt and a striking tie (LOVE THE SCALE OF JUSTICE TIE), other than that – change nothing. Please pass on my best wishes to Maria even though the money could not begin to suffice for her injury the quality of her life may be enhanced, they are a beautiful family and were represented by a compassionate, thorough, competent lawyer. Justice was done. God bless you. by K. R.
    - K.R.
    "You are my guardian angel & my life will never be the same thanks to you."
    Dear Steve, I want to Thank You from the bottom of my heart for taking my case & for being my lawyer. You took my case, when other lawyers didn’t think I had a chance. You believed in my case, you believed in yourself & you believed in the system. Your wisdom, experience, knowledge, expertise, focus, dedication, calmness, composure, personality, sincerity & true compassion for my case was felt by me, my family, & the jury. I would not have won my case without you. Because of you, JUSTICE WAS DONE. I could have never imagined, how a person I hardly know, can change another person’s life, as you have helped change mine. You are my guardian angel & my life will never be the same thanks to you. Steve, you are a GREAT LAWYER & SHOULD feel very proud that you have the ability to change a person’s destiny and to touch people’s hearts & emotions in such a positive & emotional way. YOU are my HERO my KNIGHT in shining armor AND I WILL NEVER forget you! I consider myself lucky & blessed that our paths crossed in life. I can only hope that I meet more people in my life as special as you are. Thank you for being who you are, for sharing yourself with others in a way that always makes the world a better place. You are truly an angel in my EYES & my world is a lot brighter because of you. You will always have a special place in my heart. Best wishes to you in all your future endeavors. God Bless you & your family. Love always by M. S.
    - M.S.
    "We will recommend you and your firm without reservation."
    Dear Steve, With our case now settled, we wanted to reach out to thank you, Justin and the entire team for your representation of our daughter. It was clear to us that your professionalism, expertise and advocacy of our family’s interests made the entire process run smoothly. We specifically appreciate how well you interacted with our daughter. After we hung up with you on speaker phone leaving the courthouse that last day she said “I like him” in a very childlike, affectionate tone. We also wanted you to know that our decision to settle did not come easily. In the end, we believe the decision was in our daughter’s best interest. We know you worked hard to prepare a strong case and do regret not having the opportunity to see that through. Lastly, on a personal note, we wanted to compliment you on Justin. He is a truly impressive young man; intelligent, polite and very good natured. Just a couple of comments Steve made in the days leading up to our daughter’s trial as we got to know Justin better. To our daughter; “You can tell a lot about a man by seeing how his children behave; Mr. Effres seems like a really good man.” To S: “If you have a son, he (Justin) is what you want him to be like; if you have a daughter, he’s the kind of guy you’d like her to end up with.” Anyway, I’m sure you don’t need to hear it from us, but you and your wife must be very proud of your sons. I hope this doesn’t sound hollow, because it is most definitely not, but please keep in touch and let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you. If we ever come across a friend who is in need of representation, we will recommend you and your firm without reservation. Thanks again and best wishes by S, S, and M
    - S, S & M

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