Steven B. Gurvitz
Juris Doctorate: University of Southern California Gould School of Law, May 2013
Bachelor of Arts: University of California, Berkeley, May 2010

Admitted to Practice:
State of California, 2013
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2013
United States District Court, Central District of California, 2013

Professional Experience
Gurvitz & Marlowe LLP - September 2013 to present
Partner in legal practice specializing in the litigation of disability discrimination cases, work related injuries, wrongful termination claims, discrimination and misconduct claims, general liability cases and subrogation matters.

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP - May 2012 – May 2013
ALaw Clerk – Performed legal research regarding issues involving vicarious liability, duties created by special relationships and negligent hiring and supervision. Drafted numerous legal pleadings including Opposition to Demurrer, Opposition to Motion to Strike, Complaints, Motions in Limine, Oppositions to Motions in Limine, Replies to Oppositions to Motions in Limine, Reply to Opposition to Motion to Compel, Ex Parte Application to Continue Trial, Mediation Brief, Expert Report, and Requests for Admissions and for Production. Interviewed prospective clients. Attended depositions, mediations, trials and independent medical examinations. Reviewed discovery. Prepared keynote presentations for opening/closing statements pitched to focus groups and moderated a focus group.

United States District Court, Central District of California - Summer 2011
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson – Conducted extensive legal research regarding claim preclusion, issue preclusion, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, negligence, misrepresentation, constructive fraud, violations of the TILA, financial elder abuse, reformation of contract, declaratory relief, punitive damages and injunctions. Drafted memoranda and orders responding to motions for Summary Judgment, Judgment on the Pleadings, and Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus. Attended and observed jury trials, case status conferences, scheduling conferences, change of plea, and hearings. Attended and observed oral arguments in the Court of Appeal.

American Bar Association
California Labor and Employment Law Section
California Workers’ Compensation Law Section