Steven Brower
Buchalter Nemer

Strategic Approach

    Within my area of general expertise, Civil Business Litigation Trials, I have a unique level of experience in matters relating to Insurance Coverage, Technology (Computers and Electronic Discovery) and Intellectual Property.  I also regularly represent clients in all types of business litigation including breach of contract, fraud, libel and slander, malicious prosecution, embezzlement, product liability, personal injury, real estate, construction, and professional liability.  I believe that clients have selected me to represent them because:

    •    I have an excellent sense of strategy resulting from over 37 years of experience with business litigation and trials.  Knowing the facts and the law are important, but those are not the only important factors.  It is also necessary to know the client’s goals, the relative benefit of proceeding before a certain judge or jury (or even trying to change to a different court), the timing of certain events in the course of the litigation, the business and personal relationships between the parties outside of the litigation and the strength of opposing counsel. 
    •    I am a “working” attorney.  Although I utilize and manage associates and other partners to assist me with my larger matters, no one is surprised to see me working in the library, working on my computer, or reviewing documents.  When clients call to discuss a matter I am prepared to discuss the details because I am involved in directing and implementing the day-to-day strategy.  One of the reasons why I chose to become an attorney, and one of the reasons why I continue to enjoy my profession, is because I really enjoy the actual work. 
    •    My clients trust me and they trust the information which I provide to them.  Clients get honest statements from me about the merits of their case, and that evaluation doesn’t change just before trial.  I deal firmly, but ethically, with opposing counsel.  A client doesn’t need to hire a great attorney to shred documents – they need a great attorney to explain the documents that were not shredded. 
    •    I am able to explain technical and legal concepts in a detailed manner to attorneys and to clients.  At the same time, I am also able to explain those same concepts in a simple manner to courts and juries.   
    •    I actually use technology to assist my clients.  It seems that every law firm now claims to utilize the best and newest technology.  However, I was a mainframe computer programmer for many years, and I have a genuine understanding and affinity for technology.  In one trial my associate and I prepared the entire computer-based presentation of evidence, including large graphic exhibits (which formed a portion of the court’s favorable decision) without the assistance of any outside service.  The results were superior, we were able to make changes while we were in the courtroom, and the cost to the client was far less than utilizing an outside service.
    •    I am cognizant of the economics of litigation and the importance of predictability.  I am not afraid to give a realistic estimate of attorney’s fees and costs (subject to appropriate caveats.)  And I regularly present clients with alternatives based on a cost-benefit analysis.    

    I have prepared this collection of information for the purpose of providing potential clients and referral sources with specific information about my qualifications.  I hope you find this material helpful.  Please feel free to call me to discuss any litigation matter.  Many of my clients, and many of the attorneys who are kind enough to refer their clients to me, would be happy to serve as references.