Practice Areas: Community Association Counsel, Construction Litigation, Civil Litigation
Steve Banks joined the firm in 2017. He has been practicing law for over thirty years, primarily focusing on litigation matters, including construction defects, product liability, premises liability, and personal injuries. Steve has represented residential, commercial, and mixed-use associations in disputes involving construction defects, contracts, fair housing compliance, governing document enforcement, and general liability matters. While Steve loves putting on a suit and advocating for the firm's clients in the courtroom, he's also adept at assisting clients in avoiding the courthouse entirely through alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Steve obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a San Diego Law Review member and served as Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. Steve obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern California, where he served as publicity director for the University Speakers Committee.
Steve was admitted to the California Bar in 1987 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
Steve is currently serving as the President of the East County San Diego Bar Association and chairs its Civil Litigation Section. He is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Community Associations Institute (CAI), where he has spoken at legal education seminars. He is also a California Association of Community Managers (CACM) member.
Steve is a former FM radio disc jockey and television news presenter. As a San Diego County native, he enjoys all that Southern California living has to offer.