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Participated as lead trial counsel in over 243 state and federal trials, in 43 commercial arbitrations and in 7 reported appeals. Areas of law expertise: plaintiff and defense personal injury; plaintiff and defense federal and state securities litigation; land use litigation; real property litigation. As Assistant Attorney General for State of Missouri, prosecuted consumer and securities fraud felonies. Restructured over $50 million in real estate loans in Santa Clara County. Pro bono work for over 100 victims of domestic violence.

Experience

Goldblatt Law Firm – Gilroy, CA (2012 – Present)

Litigated complex real estate cases and helped clients in four cases in California avoid personal liability on over $50 million in loan guarantees involving commercial loan underwriting process.

Steven Goldblatt, Attorney-At-Law – St. Louis, MO (1997 – 2011)

In one-year special assignment as Missouri Assistant Attorney General, prosecuted complex criminal and civil securities fraud cases and mass consumer fraud cases; defended Bear Stearns and Kenny Securities in NASD arbitrations and NASD, SEC, and State of Missouri regulatory proceedings; successfully represented customers in NASD proceedings; SEC oral argument on 4-02-03; associated with litigation department specializing in securities and other complex litigation including antitrust, telecommunications, health care and defended over $10 million in claims against national and regional brokers in NASD arbitrations; represented Edward Jones and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in complex civil litigation focusing on trade secret protection in state and federal courts throughout the Midwest; successfully prosecuted specific performance of commercial contract in 14 days; no-caused 300K NASD claim in New Orleans and defended 300K NASD claim in Little Rock with award below reporting limits.

Law Offices of L. Steven Goldblatt – Santa Cruz, CA (1991 – 1997)

Largest verdict in Monterey County history: $2.4 million; $750,000 verdict for two plaintiffs in disputed liability case; seven-figure settlement in products liability case involving engineering issues; seven-figure settlement in products liability case involving consumer fraud

Litigation
  • Successfully conducted litigation in a variety of high-profile cases
  • Achieved favorable resolution of complex, often difficult to win cases
  • Practiced before administrative boards and arbitrators
  • Experienced in all phases of civil litigation in state and federal courts from case inception to appeal
Trials
  • $1.3 million in second jury trial
  • $2.4 million, largest verdict in Monterey County history
  • $750,000 verdict for two plaintiffs in disputed liability case
  • Practiced before administrative boards and arbitrators for over 30 years
Appeals
  • McCrary v. Stifel, 687 F.3d 1052 (8th Cir. 2012)
  • Nunn v. Heckler, 732 F.2d 645 (8th.Cir.1984)
  • Meiner v. State of Missouri, 673 F.2d 969 (8th Cir.1982)
  • Carter v. Norfolk and Western Railway, 708 S.W.2d 306 (Mo.App.1986)
Discovery
  • Conducted over 1000 depositions and written discovery in personal injury, securities, real property and other business litigation cases
Settlements
  • Successfully prosecuted specific performance of commercial contract in 14 days
  • Seven-figure settlement in products liability case involving engineering issues
  • Seven-figure settlement in products liability case involving consumer fraud
  • Settled four cases in Santa Clara County Superior Court avoiding personal liability and modifying $50M in commercial loans in 2012 and 2013
Arbitrations
  • No-caused 300K NASD claim in New Orleans and defended 300K securities claim in Little Rock with award below reporting limits
Education
  • Stanford University Law School (Juris Doctorate) 1979
  • Webster University St Louis, MO (B.A., Magna Cum Laude) 1975
Awards & Distinctions
  • Law Clerk, Missouri Supreme Court for Judge Albert L. Rendlen (1979 – 1980)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, President’s Distinguished Service Award (2002)
  • Board Director and Attorney Advocate for Legal Advocates For Abused Women (1996 – 2006)