Mitchell B. Stein

Mitch Stein handles a variety of matters on behalf of businesses and individuals, ranging from merger and acquisition disputes, unfair competition, trade secrets and construction cases to actions involving environmental damage claims, homeowners association issues, foreclosures, evictions and other real estate disputes.

He has 40 years plus of trial and arbitration experience, and has regularly prepared pleadings, agreements, and other business law and motion presentations. Among many courtroom accomplishments, Mitch was one of the lead defense counsel in one of the largest food safety cases in the history of the United States, the infamous 1993 Seattle E. coli litigation commenced by Jack in the Box. For clients that operate in the real estate and construction space, Mitchell counsels clients on a variety of matters from project inception to completion. He offers strategic advice on contractor or subcontractor relationships, delays, defects, risks, liability, and most importantly, on dispute resolution approaches.

Mitchell Stein
Mitchell B. Stein

Business and Real Estate Litigator


In addition to his trial and arbitration work involving scores if not hundreds of appearances throughout the State of California, Mitch has argued appeals in both state and federal appellate courts, and among his successes, he recently prevailed in a December 2, 2021 published decision issued by the Second District of the California Court of Appeals. He has also handled the defense of several ADA cases, working with Certified Access Specialists to reduce client exposure, and has publicly spoken on and written about matters of interest to business and real estate owners. Mitch has also handled scores of unlawful detainer proceedings, both commercial and residential.

Mitch has a well-deserved reputation as a tenacious advocate, but an advocate who pursues client interests in a courteous and straightforward manner. He not only has regularly received repeat business from existing clients, but has also received referrals from and formed useful relationships with opposing counsel. A great believer in preparation, he listens critically and prides himself on tailoring his work to the specific needs and expectations of the client, and welcomes clear and open channels of communication. Mitch is a great believer in clients being fully informed concerning the costs/benefits of their options and the importance of clients understanding every step on the road to achieving a desired result.

o Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 1978

o University of California, Irvine, B.A., 1974

Admitted to Practice:

All courts in the State of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


American Bar Association - Member
Century City Bar Association - Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association - Member
State Bar of California - Member


My Colleagues

John W Howard - Founder
John Howard

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Michelle Volk
Michelle Volk

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Scott Street - Attorney
Scott Street

Corporate & Business Trial Lawyer

Robert F Kennedy Jr
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Constitutional and Environmental Litigator

AV Preeminent Award

Judicial Review

Client Champion Award

Client Champion 2020