Attorney Steve Effres

About Steven Effres

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

Personal injury attorney, Steven B. Effres, has received extensive recognition for his trial and litigation work. He has been selected as one of the Top 11 National Trial Lawyers in the State of California since 2011. 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

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
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow
  • 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
  • Litigation Counsel of America, 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

  • “He never failed to answer my questions, and always gave me valuable advice”

    S. I.

  • “A special thank you for all you’ve done.”

    L&S

  • “They treated us with genuine kindness and respect, and made such a difficult time for our family bearable.”

    E.C.

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

    T.R.

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

    J.D.

  • “Justin is knowledgeable, reliable, and passionate about his clients and his work.”

    M.G.

  • “Thanks for a job well done!”

    B.H.

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

    R G.

  • “He is by far the best in the country for representing these types of malpractice cases.”

    L.H.

  • “Thanks for changing our lives & every lives ours touches.”

    J & Famiy

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

    L & Family

  • “I was very impressed with Justin as I was his first case and he did an outstanding job.”

    D.L.

  • “I truly appreciate all the time, energy and patience you devoted to my case.”

    B.B.

  • “Thank you so much for your help and patience. It is greatly appreciated.”

    J.W.

  • “They did an absolutely fantastic job and obtained a stunning settlement for my mom.”

    R.T

Experienced, Professional, Effective

Working With Effres & Associates
  1. We Don’t Charge An Attorney Fee Unless We Win
  2. We’ve Recovered Over $100 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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