Stephen J. Strauss, Attorney at Law


State Bar Disciplinary Defense
Plaintiff's Attorney Malpractice

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Whether you just received a letter from the State Bar, received certified mail with a Notice of Disicplinary Charges, recently suffered a criminal conviction/plead nolo, or are just not doing well on your own dealing with the State Bar of California, I can help.  I am a former Senior Litigator for the State Bar of California with 30 years of disciplinary experience. I understand that your reputation and your business are at stake.   

The State Bar is not your friend.  Generally, the sooner I can get on board the less damage done.  If the damage cannot be undone, at least it can be mitigated, contained and not allowed to spread into a fishing expedition.  

I also accept a small number of very select plaintiff’s malpractice cases where an attorney has fallen below the standard of care causing loss of an otherwise meritorious case. Often this involves failure to file a lawsuit on time, insufficient investigation or trial preparation, settlement without authority, conflict of interest, or unconscionable retainer agreements.  

For those clients who have fee disputes with their attorneys, I offer assistance at fee arbitration, including representation, expert witness testimony, and ghost written briefs or arbitration statements.  

I offer a free preliminary consultation, and a variety of creative payment options.  


  • State Bar Disciplinary Defense 
  • Criminal Conviction Matters
  • Interim Suspensions
  • Admissons & Moral Character Investigations
  • Reinstatements
  • Ethics Advice & Preventative Consultations 
  • Legal Malpractice Prosecution
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Below Standard Conduct

Stephen J. Strauss
1107 Fair Oaks Ave., #885
South Pasadena, CA 91030-3311

(323) 221-2286
Steve@statebardefense.net


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