Steven S. Karic

Steven S. Karic

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Hamburg, Karic, Edwards & Martin LLP
 | 1900 Avenue Of The Stars, Suite 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-552-9292
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (20%)
Attorney Profile

Steven Karic is an AV Preeminent rated (Martindale Hubbell) business litigator and trial lawyer who pragmatically helps clients resolve disputes in a variety of business settings.  He has successfully prosecuted and defended both complex and straightforward lawsuits to judgment and arbitrations to final award concerning real estate, leasing, construction disputes and defects, entertainment (television, motion pictures, and music), sports, securities, contracts, employment, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, trademark and trade dress, statutory violations, unfair business practices and competition, and corporate and partnership disputes.  Mr. Karic regularly appears before state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout California and elsewhere, as well as various alternative dispute resolution tribunals, such as the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, ADR Services, Inc., and Judicate West.  He has also appeared before a variety of state, federal and self-regulatory bodies, including FINRA (formerly, NASD), the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild of America, the California Department of Labor, and several state insurance departments.

Mr. Karic was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1982 and the California Bar in 1985.  He is licensed to practice law before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  He has also appeared pro hac vice in the United States District Court for numerous additional districts, including the Southern District of New York, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the Eastern and Middle Districts of Virginia.  Before joining Hamburg, Karic, Edwards & Martin LLP, Mr. Karic was a partner and member of the board of directors of the national law firm of Buchalter Nemer in Los Angeles. 

Mr. Karic was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1954, received his B.A., with honors, from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1977, and his J.D., cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 1982, where he served as a member and editor of the Tulane Law Review.  While a member of the Tulane Law Review, he published the Note, Admiralty-Procedure for Maritime Acton in Rem Found Unconstitutional, 55 Tulane Law Review 936 (1981).  Mr. Karic is married with three daughters and lives in Los Angeles.

About Steven Karic

Admitted: 1985, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted, Pennsylvania, 1982

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Karic is a member of the Board of Directors of Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles, California.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr. Karic successfully argued the first impression case of Globalist Internet Technologies, Inc. v. Reda, 167 Cal. App. 4th 1267 (2008), in which the California Court of Appeal established, in a situation where attorneys' fees were awarded to the prevailing party, the right of the judgment creditor to collect in the original action the additional attorneys' fees it incurred to protect that original judgment from the judgment debtor's attack against it in a subsequent action.

Industry Groups

  • Litigation
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Office Location for Steven S. Karic

    1900 Avenue Of The Stars
    Suite 1800
    Los Angeles, CA 90067


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