Steven T. Graham

Steven T. Graham: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • Plaza Tower, 600 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1400, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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    5.0/5.0
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Attorney Awards

Biography

Steve Graham represents clients in complex commercial, construction and real estate litigation. His clients range from locally based companies to international businesses with operations in Southern California. Steve has had great success in creative problem solving to avoid litigation and ultimately trial, but if formal resolution is required, he has tried more than 30 large trials and arbitrations throughout the United States.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Understand and Manage Your Risks, Speaker, California Construction Law Update 2011, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (October 2011)
• Mitigating Legal Risk, Speaker, Improve the Health of Your Company Seminar, Newport Coast, CA (January 2011)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
•The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2009-2019)
•Southern California Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2009-2019)
•Super Lawyers, Business Litigation - Business Edition (2011)
•Super Lawyers, Business Litigation - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)

Related News & Events

Jan 30
2019 Southern California Super Lawyers Recognizes Five California Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Jan 30
2018 Southern California Super Lawyers Recognizes Seven California Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 26
Southern California Super Lawyers Recognizes 13 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jul 01
Southern California Super Lawyers Recognizes Sixteen Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Feb 05
Southern California Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 13 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Sep 04
The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Sep 06
The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 20
Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List

Oct 21
Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 22
Sixty-Seven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2010

Aug 01
Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Jul 10
Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Related Publications

Mar 01
Under Construction - March 2007

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714.427.7002  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., Environmental Studies and Chemistry, 1979
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Corpus Juris Secundum Award, American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, Articles Editor, Pepperdine Law Review, 1982
Year of First Admission:
1982
Admission:
California; Supreme Court of California
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association
•Orange County Bar Association
•Orange County Superior Court, Law and Motion Department, Judge Pro Tempore

Birth Information:
Orange, California, August 16, 1956
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Representative Matters: Represented a senior housing developer in prosecuting a $2.5 million contamination claim which involved an 11-month shut-down of a $55 million construction addition. The case presented an extremely complex matrix of environmental, geotechnical and construction issues. Represented a developer in prosecuting a multi-million dollar claim against a Southern California municipality, the redevelopment agency and numerous design professionals and contractors. Through the strategic use of mediation and a Special Master, key depositions were taken of each target defendant. Handled six-week arbitration in New York on behalf of a general contractor which built 17 high-end retail clothing stores in seven states. Represented the legal owner of a seven-acre ocean front property over which plaintiff sought to impose a permanent easement. This complex real estate matter required the use of multiple experts and the thoughtful investigation and presentation of real property records going back to 1849 and the strategic use of aerial photographs going back to the 1930s. Represented a partner in a real estate development firm in establishing his entitlement to a 40% interest in the company through trial. Representation of numerous manufacturers, suppliers and designers of nearly every type of industrial product in complex commercial disputes. Representation of directors, shareholders, members and partners in a wide variety of disputes and litigation involving corporate governance, voting and control.
ISLN:
906940479

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Affiliations

Lex Mundi

Costa Mesa, California

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