Stephen K. McElroy

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Ojai, California

McElroy Parris Trial Lawyers, APLC
Stephen K. McElroy
McElroy Parris Trial Lawyers, APLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1987

Education: Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024
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McElroy Parris Trial Lawyers, APLC

407 Bryant Circle
Suite F
Ojai, CA 93023 Visit website


The principal attorney of McElroy Parris Trial Lawyers, APLC, in Ojai, California, Stephen K. McElroy keeps his focus on handling personal injury cases that involve catastrophic injuries, trucking accidents, construction accidents, brain injuries, wrongful deaths and elder abuse. His clientele is spread out across California and the western states.

Honest and compassionate, Steve pays undivided attention to listening to his clients’ stories to understand the human aspect of every injury and loss. In addition to litigating hundreds of thousands of cases over his 35 years of law practice, he has tried more than 100 civil jury trials to verdict, positively impacting many clients’ lives. Other lawyers in his community seek out his advice when dealing with complex cases.

Following a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the California State University, Fullerton, Steve was awarded his Juris Doctor by The Santa Barbara College of Law. His extensive experience includes his service in some of the most prominent law firms in California. Steve is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.

Steve holds licenses to practice in California, Washington and Maryland. Steve is on the board of the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Consumer Attorneys of California. Steve has lectured over the years at CAALA’s Annual Las Vegas Convention and taught at Trial by Human programs.

Mr. McElroy was nominated for the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, twice by Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association and by Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association. In honor of his contribution to the community, he received the Phillip Schwabacher Award for Community Excellence from the Antelope Valley Bar Association.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1987, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Mr. McElroy volunteers his services as a trial lawyer to Inner City Law Center in Los Angeles. ICLC is involved in homeless prevention impact litigation
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Mr. McElroy has taken and passed three bar examinations including California, Washington and Maryland
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past President Antelope Valley Bar Association
  • $6.1 million verdict for a young woman who was involved in a minor car collision and suffered a bone bruise on her shoulder and later developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, 2009
  • $3.6 million verdict in Riverside, California for a man who injured his foot in a construction accident and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, 2013
  • Verdict of $7.1 million with partner Pej Ben-Cohen. Case involved a young woman who injured her spine in a car collision and had a spinal cord stimulator implanted to control her chronic pain after a failed spine surgery, 2017
  • $4.2 million judgment for a client who was injured during a car collision and developed a chronic pain condition after a failed back surgery, 2015
  • Verdict of $9.3 million. Jury trial in Santa Monica on behalf of a woman who was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk and suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in chronic pain and disability, 2016
  • Finalist-Trial Lawyer of the Year, Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Finalist-Trial Lawyer of the Year, Capitol Cities Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Mr. McElroy is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, 2017
  • Past President and two-term board member of the 50th Agricultural District/Antelope Valley Fair having been appointed by successive California Governors, 2003

Office location for Stephen K. McElroy

407 Bryant Circle
Suite F
Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: 805-272-4001


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

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