Steven Stein

Fax 310-201-2312


Steve Stein is a litigator who specializes in complex business and contract disputes.  Steve has helped take cases to trial and arbitration but focuses on resolving disputes short of full-blown litigation. 

Steve also helps clients navigate the maze of state and local laws and regulations governing commercial cannabis-related activity in California. He helped found and serves as a Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Group. 

Before joining the firm, Steve wrote editorials for the Washington Post and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen A. Higginson on the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit.

Whether writing a demand letter or brief, or arguing in court, Steve draws on his experience as a journalist and law clerk to distill complex facts and legal issues into a concise, common sense story.


  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2019, 2020, 2021

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law  (J.D., 2012)
    • Executive Articles Editor, USC Law Review
  • Emory University  (B.A., summa cum laude, 2008)
    • Journalism and Political Science