Steve Escovar was recently recognized as one of the"Nation's Top 1%" of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is
an experienced trial attorney with over seventy-five jury trials to verdict.
He was elected and served as
President of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association in 2006. He is an active
member of the Los Angeles and Pasadena Bar Associations. He has served
as a "Criminal Justice Act" (CJA) Panel attorney in Federal
court where he was qualified as
Federal Death Penalty Trial Counsel. He began his distinguished career as a Deputy Public Defender in San Diego
and Los Angeles Counties.
Mr. Escovar has been named one of Pasadena's Top Attorneys by
Pasadena Magazine and he was recently selected by
The National Trial Lawyers as one of the "Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers
-2016". Mr. Escovar has commentated on current issues nationally on the Univision
and NBC-Telemundo Spanish language television networks and internationally
on CNN Espanol. Mr. Escovar has served as an arbitrator for the San Gabriel
Valley Lawyer Referral Service and has volunteered as the Criminal Procedure
instructor for Judge Takasugi's Pro Bono Bar Course.
He received his law degree from U.C. Berkeley's-Boalt Hall School of
Law (1994), and graduated
magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge (1991).
Licensed in: California, The Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, The California
Federal Southern, Central and Eastern Districts.