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 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • Securities 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 award's cessation.

Mr. Coopersmith was selected as one of 50 Top Influential Business Leaders in San Diego by The Daily Transcript in September 2017. 

In his spare time, Mr. Coopersmith enjoys playing jazz piano, and he is an avid ocean swimmer, trail runner and cyclist.  

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

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

Securities Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation: Litigation

Employment & Labor: Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Steve Coopersmith

Admitted: 1996, California

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

Honors and Awards:

  • Listed in the prestigious Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys for each year since 2014.  , Bar Register of Pre-eminent Attorneys, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, 2017
  • Listed as one of the Top 50 Influential Business Leaders in San Diego County by the San Diego Daily Transcript.  , Top 50 Influential Business Leaders in San Diego, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2017
  • Listed in the prestigious Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys for each year since 2014.  , Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, 2016
  • Listed in the prestigious Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys for each year since 2014., Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, 2015
  • Listed in the prestigious Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys for each year since 2014.  , Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, 2014
  • 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:

  • Serve on the Advisory Board of the Lux Art Institute from 2015 to 2017, 2017
  • 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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Participation in Catalina Channel Swim Relay -- open water swimming relay from Catalina Island to San Pedro, officially sanctioned by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation.  Participation in this event for the 4th time in 2017.  , 2017

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: 10/11/2017

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