Practicing law in Stockton since 2006, Joshua Stevens is an experienced trial attorney, versed in all aspects of civil litigation. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California and all California state courts.
While attending law school, Mr. Stevens was a member of the McGeorge California Initiative Review (CIR), a publication providing comprehensive, independent analyses of California ballot initiatives and related issues. His involvement with CIR includes publishing, “Analysis of Proposition 71: The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act of 2004,” California Initiative Review (Spring 2004). While in law school, Mr. Stevens also interned for both the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office and then Assemblywoman (now Senator) Lois Wolk at the state capitol.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Stevens practiced in Sacramento with a large insurance defense firm for 1 year before moving to Stockton, where he has practiced ever since. At Herum Crabtree Suntag, Mr. Stevens’ practice focuses entirely on litigation, with an emphasis on municipal and public entity defense, civil rights litigation, personal injury defense, and business and contract litigation.
Mr. Stevens is currently a member of the Board of Directors for St. Mary’s Dining Room, and chairs that organization’s Audit Committee. Mr. Stevens is also currently a member of the San Joaquin County Bar Association’s MCLE Executive Committee. Mr. Stevens was previously a member of the Judge Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court for several years, for which he authored and performed several award winning presentations.
Mr. Stevens has also authored various legal articles, some of which include: “Should the Courts Be Married to CACI, or it Time for a Trial Separation?” Across the Bar Magazine (a publication of the San Joaquin County Bar Association, 4th Quarter 2014), and “Introduction to Mechanics Liens,” Across the Bar (2008).