Meet Our Principal

Melinda Jane Steuer

Melinda Jane Steuer has spent her legal career working on behalf of savers, investors and retirees from all backgrounds and financial situations.  Since 2001, she has successfully litigated and resolved disputes between investors and their financial advisors. Ms. Steuer has handled all aspects of securities litigation and arbitration on a wide range of issues including fraud/misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, unsuitable investment advice, excessive trading/churning, and failure to supervise. Ms. Steuer has litigated cases involving early retirement pension cash-outs, variable annuities, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, real estate limited partnerships, and variable life insurance. Ms. Steuer was co-counsel in multiple cases yielding seven figure awards/settlements to represented investors.

Ms. Steuer received her law degree from McGeorge School of Law in May of 2001, (in the top 10 percent of her class) with honors of Order of the Coif, and graduation With Great Distinction. Ms. Steuer received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis with majors in Political Science and German.  

Ms. Steuer has been admitted to practice before all California courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Courts for the Eastern District, Northern District, and Southern District of California.  

Ms. Steuer is a member of the Public Investors American Bar Association (“PIABA”) and former co-chair of its Fiduciary Standard Committee.  

Ms. Steuer was on the Advisory Council of the Lucille Packard Children’s Health Foundation.

Ms. Steuer opened her own practice in 2012, following more than a decade serving as the sole associate for Howard M. Hoffman [attorney for plaintiff in the landmark California securities case of Duffy v. Cavalier].