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Stephen Harrington focuses his practice on environmental and toxic tort claims involving property damage and personal injury. With over 20 years of experience, he represents clients in both state and federal court in the defense of various litigation cases. He represents manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and property owners in claims involving benzene, asbestos, mold, lead, silica and similar toxic tort claims, involving pollution and remediation, and California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986—Proposition 65. He efficiently and effectively handles all aspects of the litigation process, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, trials and appeals. Stephen has also handled the defense of general civil litigation matters, including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, product liability, trucking and transportation claims, premises liability and governmental tort liability claims.

During his time at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, he was a Staff Writer and Assistant Managing Editor of McGeorge's international law journal, The Transnational Lawyer. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2002 and is licensed to appear in the United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California.

Stephen is an active member of various local county bar associations and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.


  • Member, State Bar of California (Admitted December 2002)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association Member
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, JD
  • University of San Francisco, BA

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California

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Speaking Engagements

Toxic Torts Conference, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada