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David W. Steuber (Dave)
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  • University of Virginia (J.D. 1973; Order of the Coif; Law Review); Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut (B.A. in Government 1970; Student Body President, 1969-1970)

Bar Admissions

  • California; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Fourth Circuits; and U.S. District Court for the Central, Southern, Northern, and Eastern District of California and District of Arizona


  • Law Clerk to Honorable Albert L. Stephens, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1973-1974)

Dave Steuber represents insureds in disputes with their insurers and is an undisputed leader in his field. When critical insurance disputes arise anywhere, insureds consistently look to him for representation.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2011, Dave handled bet-your-company matters that are among the most cutting edge, high-profile, and dollar-intensive — from the Coordinated Asbestos Insurance Proceeding (reputed to be the largest judicial proceeding ever in California), to seminal environmental coverage matters involving World Trade Center Properties LLC, FMC, Southern Pacific, Montgomery Ward, and SoCal Gas, to insurance representation of WorldCom in its bankruptcy proceedings.

Dave is repeatedly named among the premier worldwide insurance recovery practitioners in such publications as Chambers USA, Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, and The Best Lawyers in America. In Chambers he has been recognized for more than seven straight years as being in Band 1 (the top tier) for insurance policyholder attorneys in both the national and statewide (California) rankings.

Dave is a member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Foundation (board of directors, 1998-2004). He is also active in community service.

Dave has spoken and written about numerous matters regarding insurance such as coverage during business interruptions as a result of unforeseen economic circumstances, director and officer related coverage issues, insurance issues in merger and acquisition transactions, environmental and hazardous product claims, and insurance coverage issues applicable to mass tort claims.

Areas of Focus

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized in Chambers as:

    "analytically brilliant…emphasiz[ing] common sense and offer[ing] quality service"

    "one of the pioneers ... for insurance recovery work"

    "a superb credible trial lawyer admired by opponents for his ‘good working relationship with insurers’"

    a "wonderful human being and terrific lawyer"

    "one of the best lawyers in the USA"
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