Stephen G. Opperwall

Stephen G. Opperwall

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney in Pleasanton, CA

Law Offices of Stephen G. Opperwall
 | 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 925-417-0300
Fax: 925-417-0301
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (60%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Stephen G. Opperwall has 39 years of experience representing clients in civil lawsuits.

    Mr. Opperwall was designated a Certified Specialist in Creditors' Rights beginning in 1997, a specialist designation that has been earned by only 8 attorneys in California.

    Mr. Opperwall has also been named to the list of Super Lawyers of Northern California beginning in 2007, a list that is reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in their practice areas.

    Mr. Opperwall has been named to the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an exclusive group of attorneys who have recovered $2,000,000 or more for at least one client, something which Mr. Opperwall has done multiple times.

    Mr. Opperwall has been named to the exclusive list of the Top 100 Bet-The-Company Litigators in commercial litigation, civil litigation, and high stakes litigation.

    Mr. Opperwall represents clients in civil litigation focusing on creditors' rights, and also including a range of other issues in business, commercial law, and bankruptcy. 

    Practice areas include lawsuits involving creditors rights, debt collection, contracts, real property, fraud, secured transactions, bankruptcy, and other aspects of business law, commercial law, and bankruptcy law.

    Mr. Opperwall has recovered many tens of millions of dollars for clients in the form of judgments, settlements, and recoveries, with multiple cases involving well in excess of $2,000,000.

    Certificates and Credentials

    About Stephen Opperwall

    Admitted: 1981, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Northern California Super Lawyers 2011 Business Edition; Listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Law

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist in Creditors Rights (by the American Board of Certification)
    • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum member


    • Mr. Opperwall's largest single case settlement for a client so far is $2,500,000 (worth more than $4,000,000 in today's dollars).  He has recovered many millions of dollars for clients throughout his career.

    Representative Clients:

    • Representative clients are businesses and individuals who are owed money by another business or individual and need a lawyer and a lawsuit to use legal resources to recover what is owed.  Representative clients also include individuals and businesses in business litigation and commercial litigation.  Clients are represented in California Superior Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, U.S. District Courts, California District Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

    Educational Background:

    • Law degree from the University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA in 1981.  Additional legal study at Oxford University, Oxford, England in 1979. 

    Industry Groups

    • Bankruptcy
    • Business Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Creditors Rights
    • Debt Collection
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    Office Location for Stephen G. Opperwall

    4900 Hopyard Road
    Suite 100
    Pleasanton, CA 94588

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    Last Updated: 9/28/2020

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