Steven Brower
Buchalter Nemer

Admitted to Practice of Law

California, 1980 to the present

All U.S. District Courts in California (Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts)

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

First, Second and Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court

Pro Hac Vice in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington.  


Professional Employment


Buchalter Nemer

Litigation Shareholder (May 2007-Present) in the Orange County, California  office. 


Stephan, Oringher, Richman & Theodora fka Ginsburg, Stephan, Oringher & Richman

Litigation partner (April 1993 – May 2007) in the Orange County office which I opened when I joined the firm.


Katten Muchin Zavis & Weitzman

Litigation partner (March 1991-March 1993) in the Orange County office.


Wyman Bautzer Kuchel & Silbert

Senior litigation associate (January 1989-March 1991) in the Orange County office.


Wood Lucksinger & Epstein

Litigation partner (1986-January 1989) and litigation associate (1983 to 1986) in the Los Angeles office.


Flame, Sanger, Grayson & Ginsburg

Litigation associate (1980-1983) and law clerk (1977-1980).


Special Legal Experience




-Neutral on CPR Panels for Insurance Coverage, E-Discovery, General Litigation

-Arbitrator, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, multiple domain name disputes under ICANN UDRP rules and Commercial Litigation.

-CPR Mediation Training, 24 hour course, May, 2003.

-Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, special panel for Data Processing Specialists (the panel no longer exists).

-Served as a party-selected neutral on a 25 day, 3 member panel, for a computer software arbitration in North Carolina

-Served as the sole arbitrator on an eight day computer arbitration in Dayton, Ohio, based on national search by AAA

-Served as mediator in Columbus, Ohio, on major computer customer/vendor matter

-Served as mediator in Costa Mesa, California, on computer customer/vendor matter

-Served as mediator in Los Angeles, California on anti-spam litigation


Expert Witness


-Expert witness on computer software contracting before the AAA (1988).

-Expert witness on insurance coverage (written submission) for case before the federal court in Las Vegas (1989).

-Expert witness on ethics for insurance coverage counsel for an arbitration in Chicago (1992).


Judge Pro Tempore


Judge Pro Tempore, Orange County Superior Court, Law & Motion (affirmed 3-0 on appeal, Clovery v. DMV(1992) 1 Cal.App.4th 870)

Judge Pro Tempore, Los Angeles Municipal Court, Civil Trials, Small Claims and Traffic, 1985 to 1988






UCLA, J.D., 1980

UCLA, A.B., Cum Laude, 1976



UCLA Moot Court Honors Program 

Computer programmer for ASUCLA

UCLA Daily Bruin, Reporter (Full-time for four years)




ABA Section of Science & Technology, Council Member, 2008 to 2011, Book Publishing committee, Vice-Chair 2008-2009, Chair 2009 to 2012, Division Co-Chair, Computers and E-Commerce, 2005- 2008, Chairman of the Special Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2000-2003, Liaison to Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2003-2008

ABA Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Committee (2004-2008), Liaison to the Section on Intellectual Property

ABA Section of Litigation, Editor-in-Chief, Computer & Internet Litigation Journal, 2000 to 2003, Associate Editor for PerformanceLitigation 1995-2000, Taskforce Member, Institute on Trial Practice, 2000-2001, Co-chair (insurer side), Technology Insurance Sub-Committee of the Insurance Coverage Committee, 2001 to 2007, Co-chair (insured side), Bad Faith Sub-Committee of the Insurance Coverage Committee, 2008 to present


Risk and Insurance Management Society, 2009 to 2011


Computer Law Association, 1988 to 2003


Data Processing Background


Programmer, primarily on IBM systems, 1973-1982. Machines include IBM 360/91, 3033, System/34, System/38. Languages include COBOL, RPG II, SPSS, and APL. Taught JCL. Worked for a major bank, a law firm, and several different business units at UCLA.  Probably the first "public" users of the Arpanet (later called the Internet).  Continuing programming in various languages for special projects through the present. 

Certificate in Data Processing (high scorer)

Association of Data Processing Service Organizations, 1984 to 1990

Association of Computing Machinery, Member of Los Angeles Chapter Board, 1981 to 1984


Personal Background


Born in Los Angeles, 1954.  Married, two children