Mr. German started his career in 1993 at a large downtown law firm in Phoenix, Arizona where he gained invaluable litigation training and insight into how large corporations operate and defend against litigation and claims of wrongdoing.
He worked in the firm’s trial practice group and assisted with labor and employment issues. Mr. German’s comprehensive training included all facets of litigation, trials, and appeals. In 1999, Mr. German started his own solo practice.
According to Steve German, “Access to legal justice should have no bounds, and companies should no longer be able to hide behind the very barriers that make it difficult for people to seek accountability.
Mr. German’s firm quickly became a thriving litigation practice, largely due to his unique ability to resolve complex matters creatively and take unsettled cases to trial. Over the past thirty years Mr. German has established a reputation as a compassionate litigator who fights tenaciously for the best outcome on behalf of all his clients.
In 2003, Mr. German joined forces with attorney Danny Adelman to form Adelman German in Scottsdale, Arizona. The firm grew to include four attorneys and eight support staff and was recognized as a leader in its niche practice areas.
In 2017, Mr. German carried a three-week jury trial in the US District Court of Arizona and prevailed against a large insurance company. The $6.5 million verdict was the third largest of the year in Arizona and included an award of $5 million in punitive damages. Mr. German has been published in decisions that have impacted the landscape of litigation in Arizona, which has helped to develop and define critical Arizona case law precedents.
Mr. German has handled nearly two dozen jury and bench trials in Arizona State and Federal Courts. These included cases against Ford, Firestone, Maricopa County, the City of Tempe, surgeons, podiatrists, radiologists, and various insurance companies.
Adelman German wound down in 2018 when Danny Adelman accepted the opportunity to serve as Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. Mr. German remained committed to ensuring the firm’s clients would continue to receive outstanding representation and established Steve German, A Law Firm. With the support of a legacy attorney from Adelman German, Mr. German continued to handle complex litigation matters including product liability, torts, medical malpractice, and insurance bad faith.
Mr. German is now at the helm of Scout Law Group, one of the country’s first non-lawyer-owned law firms. He will be the architect of this unique opportunity to grow and revolutionize the practice of personal injury law and related practices.
- Ohio, 1992
- Arizona, 1993
- U.S. District Court District of Arizona 1994
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1995
- 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Appointed member of the Forbes Business Council, 2023-present
- AZ Committee on Alternative Business Structures (ABS), Member, 2012-present
- ABA/National Bar Foundation, Member, 1997-1999
- Maricopa County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors/President-Elect, 1996-1999
- National Advisory Council - Cleveland Marshall College-of-Law, Member, 2004-present
- Council for Jews with Special Needs, President, 1999-2001
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