Steve Coopersmith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

The Coopersmith Law Firm
 | 555 W. Beech St., Suite 230
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-238-7360
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Steve Coopersmith is the founder of The Coopersmith Law Firm in San Diego, California. He represents clients throughout Southern California in a wide range of business and commercial litigation matters, including those stemming from corporate and partnership dissolutions, securities and financial fraud violations, bet-the-company litigation, executive-level employment disputes, and fine art law disputes. Mr. Coopersmith also handles select matters of public significance, including planning and development disputes.  

After receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Coopersmith earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. During law school, he served as a note editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and was a judicial extern for the presiding justice of the 1st District Court of Appeal. After graduation from law school, Mr. Coopersmith served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Army, providing legal advice to officers and trying felony criminal cases at courts-martial.  Before starting his own firm in 2008, Mr. Coopersmith gained valuable experience in business litigation with several well-known San Diego law firms.

Mr. Coopersmith is licensed to practice law in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California. He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In recognition of his professional skills and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Coopersmith its AV-Preeminent* rating, and his firm is listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers for all years since 2014. He was named as a Top Attorney in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by The Daily Transcript, prior to that publication's cessation. In his spare time, Mr. Coopersmith enjoys playing the piano, clarinet and saxophone, and he is an avid ocean swimmer, trail runner and cyclist.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (70%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Securities Litigation (10%)

Employment & Labor (10%): Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment & Labor: Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

General Litigation: Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About Steve Coopersmith

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.stevecoopersmithlaw.com/profiles/coopersmith/

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected as one of the Top Ten "Top Attorneys" in the area of Corporate Litigation for 2014 by the San Diego Daily Transcript newspaper., San Diego Daily Transcript, , San Diego Daily Transcript, 2014, Top Attorneys, Corporate Litigation, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2014
  • Selected as one of the Top Ten "Top Attorneys" in the area of Corporate Litigation for 2013 by the San Diego Daily Transcript newspaper., San Diego Daily Transcript, , San Diego Daily Transcript, 2013
  • Selected as a "Top Lawyer" in the area of Business & Commercial Litigation in 2013 by San Diego Magazine. , San Diego Magazine "Top Lawyers," Business and Commercial Litigation, San Diego Magazine, 2013
  • Selected as one of the Top Ten "Top Attorneys" in the area of Corporate Litigation for 2012 by the San Diego Daily Transcript Newspaper, San Diego Daily Transcript , San Diego Daily Transcript, 2012
  • Peer-Review Rated as "AV-Preeminent" by the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory since 2011., "AV -- Preeminent" Rating from Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory, Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of U.S. District Courts, Northern District of California, 2000 - Present
  • Member of U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of California, 2000 - Present
  • Member of U.S. District Courts, Central District of California, 2000 - Present
  • Member of U.S. District Courts, Southern District of California, 2000 - Present
  • Member of U.S. Supreme Court Bar, 2004 - Present
  • Member of California Bar, 1996 - Present
  • Member of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1999 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, San Diego Rotary Club 33.  Member of this distinguished downtown Rotary Club since 2011.  , 2011
  • Commissioned as a United States Army Captain, 1997

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • U.S. Supreme Court Permits Restriction Of Developing Land Without Compensating Owners, Trial Bar News, November 2002
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal Solves Circuity Of Liens Problem, Trial Bar News, October 2001
  • Pleading Requirements in "Substantial Factor" Products Liability Cases, Trial Bar News, April 2000
  • Dolan King II: Fourth District Adds Another Chapter to Dispute Between Homeowner and Community Association, Trial Bar News, April 2004

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in International Political Science, 1992
Office Location for Steve Coopersmith

555 W. Beech St.
Suite 230
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-238-7360

 

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Last Updated: 4/20/2017

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