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Steven H. Schultz

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Steven Schultz has been a Sacramento lawyer practicing civil litigation since 1992. He started off by focusing his efforts primarily in medical malpractice defense, as well as general liability insurance defense. After five years, he decided to represent injured victims exclusively and has been doing that ever since. He has a wide range of experience in a number of civil practice areas and has litigated, tried, or settled several hundred cases. He has been involved in many complex litigation matters including products liability, medical malpractice, general personal injury, auto accidents, trucking injuries, construction defects, and business/commercial torts.

Mr. Schultz is an active member of the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association and the California Association of Consumer Attorneys. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). In addition to these memberships, Mr. Schultz volunteers his time as a Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem for El Dorado County.

Mr. Schultz completed his undergraduate training at the University of Southern California and received his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He has a wide range of hobbies and interests, including boating, scuba diving, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with his family. He is married and has five children.

Admission Details

  • 1992, California
  • 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • 2000, U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of Southern California, B.A. Economics, 1989

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Proven Record of Success

  • $11.5 Million Class Action Litigation

    Class Action Settlement for residents of an understaffed skilled nursing facility chain.

  • $2.4 Million Failure to Supervise

    A 60-year-old man in a rehabilitation center attempted suicide by jumping from a stairwell.

  • $1.85 Million Stolen Pain Medications

    Residents in an assisted living facility had their pain medications stolen and were given placebos instead.

  • $1.75 Million Fraudulent Real Estate Scam

    Defendants promised their victims guaranteed high returns but were actually operating a Ponzi scheme.

  • $1.03 Million Bedsore Case

    An elder resident in a skilled nursing home had severe dementia and a nervous habit of rubbing her calf on her wheelchair.

  • $750 Thousand Wrongful Death Cover-Up

    An elder resident of a skilled nursing home had initially appeared to die of natural causes but actually died due to a failed suction machine.