Steven J. Rothans graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1979. His academic honors included membership in Pi Gamma Mu National Social Science Honor Society and continuous listing on the Dean’s List during his four years at LMU. He received his legal training from Loyola Law School, earning his Juris Doctor in 1982.
Mr. Rothans has been an active member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the South Bay Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Rothans has frequently served as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in West Los Angeles, San Pedro, downtown Los Angeles and the South Bay. He has also served as an arbitrator and mediator with the Los Angeles County Alternative Dispute Resolution Service.
As a member of the Executive Board of the Los Angeles Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, he currently serves as Vice President and chairs the Risk Management Committee. Mr. Rothans is quite proud of the fact that he was one of the youngest recipients of the Boy Scout’s Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor given to volunteer Scouters on the Council level.
Being well prepared, hard work and aggressive lawyering by Mr. Rothans has resulted in favorable verdicts in more than 40 jury trials in Southern California.
Loyola Marymount University, 1979
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1982
Central District of California, Central, Eastern, and Southern Divisions
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
Leadership, Membership & Honors
In 2004, Mr. Rothans was elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization of trial attorneys dedicated to the preservation of our civil jury system. ABOTA strives to cultivate loyalty, fellowship and professionalism amongst its members. On April 27, 2017, Mr. Rothans was presented the National Boy Scouts of America Outstanding Eagle Scout Award by the Greater Los Angeles Area Council.