Steve Strauss

Partner

Fortune 500 companies and other market leaders have depended on me for decades to win their most complex and contentious litigations.

+1 858 550 6006
sms@cooley.com

Steve Strauss is a first chair trial lawyer in Cooley's global litigation department with 35 years of experience achieving trial verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 billion. Steve is one of the country's most sought after trial lawyers for complex commercial litigation, including business, intellectual property, environmental and real estate matters.

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Strauss' client list reads like a who's who of Southern California. – The Daily Transcript
Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
    JD, 1981

  • Claremont McKenna College
    BS, Political Science, Literature
    magna cum laude, 1978


Admissions & Credentials

California

Memberships

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)

  • American Inns of Court

  • San Diego County Bar Association

  • American Business Trial Lawyers Association

  • California Trial Lawyers Association

  • San Diego Lawyers Association

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Rankings & Accolades

    Daily Journal: Top 100 Attorneys in California

    Daily Journal: Top Appellate Reversals (Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines Inc. et al.)

    Financial Times - Innovative Lawyers: Standout, Dispute Resolution (Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines Inc. et al.)

    Daily Journal: Top Verdict (Bee-Dee Investments v. Rady)

    Daily Journal: Top 75 Leading IP Litigators in California

    The National Law Journal: Energy & Environmental Trailblazer

    Benchmark Litigation Star

    Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and Real Estate Law

    Daily Journal: Top 50 Development Lawyers

    Southern California SuperLawyers - Top 50 attorneys in San Diego for Business Litigation

    San Diego Daily Transcript: Top San Diego Attorney

    The San Diego Trial Lawyers Association: 3 Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards

Strauss is an energy & environmental trailblazer – National Law Journal

Contact

+1 858 550 6006 office
+1 858 550 6420 fax
sms@cooley.com

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121-1909