Richard P. Steelman, Jr.
Ricky Steelman is a senior litigator at Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill L.L.P. Mr. Steelman’s client-centered and resolution-driven practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, including litigation connected to bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency. His extensive business litigation experience includes successful representation of individuals, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and emergency physician groups in state and federal courts, as well as private arbitrations, throughout all phases of the litigation process. This includes pre-litigation investigation and demands, the filing of a complaint, law and motion practice (such as drafting and filing demurrers, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment), conducting and responding to discovery, attending mediations and settlement conferences, and representing clients at trial.
Mr. Steelman is also an experienced appellate attorney who has managed more than 75 appeals in the various appellate districts of the California Courts of Appeal, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also has substantial bankruptcy experience in numerous bankruptcy matters and adversary proceedings. In addition to his significant class action defense work in federal court, he has substantive experience handling California probate proceedings, including trial.
Mr. Steelman graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Political Science and a Music Minor in 2003. He graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2009. He is licensed in all California state and federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Steelman is very proud to be a two-time Cooke Scholar after being selected for the 2002 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship and the 2006 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship – a rare and coveted accomplishment in today’s competitive world. He is a member of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and its Appellate Courts, Litigation, and Healthcare Law sections. He is honored to have been named a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” each year since 2013.