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Steven M. Berki, Senior Litigation Attorney, Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle LLP

Steven M. Berki, Partner

Tel: 650-871-5666  |   Email: smb@coreylaw.com
Address: 700 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030  | Download vCard

Steven M. Berki is a Partner with Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle LLP. Mr. Berki represents individuals and corporate entities in litigation and class action matters in state and federal courts throughout California. Mr. Berki’s practice involves litigating all aspects of employer rights, consumer rights, and civil rights for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has also authored and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on a variety of legal issues including federal civil procedure, immunities, and attorney fee provisions.

Mr. Berki represents plaintiffs in wildfire cases in Northern and Southern California, and was appointed by the Los Angeles Superior Court to serve on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee in the Southern California Fire Cases against Southern California Edison, which injured thousands of families in the Santa Barbara and Montecito communities. Mr. Berki has also been appointed to the Plaintiff’s Preference Committee in the Northern California Fire Cases against PG&E, which displaced and decimated large portions of Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. He has been designated as lead trial counsel in several United States District Court cases and appointed as class counsel for cases brought in the Superior Court of California.

Mr. Berki focuses his practice on complex litigation, including the representation of litigants in mass tort and catastrophic personal injury cases, employment discrimination and harassment, wage-and-hour violations, employee misclassification, civil rights violations, false claims act litigation, complex business disputes, and appellate matters. Mr. Berki also works closely with corporate clients, providing strategic advice on employment law investigations, litigation matters, subpoena requirements, partnership disputes, and contractual rights.

Admissions:

State Bar of California
United States Federal Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Practice Areas:

Business Litigation
Complex and Mass Tort Litigation
Contract Litigation
Employment Litigation
Employment Counseling
Real Estate Litigation
Elder Law
Trusts and Estates Litigation
Civil Writs and Appeals

Academic Credentials:

J.D., Santa Clara University, 2005
B.A., San Diego State University, 2002

Awards:

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013 through 2017)

Professional Affiliations:

San Mateo County Bar Association
Santa Clara County Bar Association

Notable Cases:

Padgett v. Loventhal, 706 F.3d 1205 (9th Cir. 2013)
Gonzales v. City of San Jose, 2015 WL 2398407 (N.D. Cal. 2015)

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