Stephen was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to California at the age of seven. He graduated from Arcadia High School, and then attended the University of California at Irvine and Los Angeles, graduating from the latter’s School of Nursing with a BSN degree. Stephen is also a Registered Nurse and spent the first portion of his legal career defending doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice actions. More recently, he has specialized in general liability and construction defect defense.
Stephen is married to his wife Melinda and has four dogs.