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Meet Attorney Steve Escovar

Pasadena Criminal Defense Lawyer Since '94Attorney Steve Escovar

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.

Top 100 Criminal Lawyer

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


  • California State University, Northridge
  • U.C. Berkeley's-Boalt Hall School of Law

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