Stephen L. Moses
Stephen obtained his baccalaureate from the University of Washington’s Jackson School for International Studies. He was a member of the section on economic development in the Middle East and North Africa, and served as the Task Force Leader for the MENA section in his senior year. He obtained his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law as part of SUCOL’s International Law Certificate program.
Stephen is licensed to practice in California and New York since 1998. He worked abroad with a Fortune 50 technology company in the United Arab Emirates from 1998 to 2000. In 2000, Stephen moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked as a software licensing attorney for some of the most notable start-ups of the dotcom era. Since then, Stephen has counseled hundreds of technology clients in protecting and monetizing their intellectual property.
In 2003, Stephen began litigating cases after experiencing the exhilaration of the court room for the first time in his career. Since then, Stephen has represented dozens of licensed contractors and structural engineers in construction, design and payment disputes, as well as providing his clients with contract drafting, reviewing and negotiations.
Throughout his career, Stephen has worked continuously on trade secret issues, including representing clients in trade secret litigation in state and federal courts in California and New York. Stephen is an expert in the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) and has litigated several DTSA cases. Stephen regularly represents clients who are sued for alleged violations of non-compete agreements and misappropriation of trade secret information.
Stephen’s business background informs his handling of cases and he skillfully guides clients through the litigation process in order to obtain the best results for them, whether that means settling cases so that his clients can focus on their core business, or going to trial to seek full recovery or redress of grievances.
Stephen is also a panel mediator in Contra Costa County Superior Court and Alameda County Superior Court since 2012. Stephen uses the most modern technology in his practice, including conducting on-line mediations via Zoom. He is a member of the ADR Section for the Contra Costa County Bar Association, where he serves as the guest editor for the annual ADR Issue of Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine. Magazine Archive
Stephen has lived abroad in Cairo, Egypt, Harare, Zimbabwe and Abu Dhabi, UAE, but now hangs his hat in Moraga, California with his wife, an immigration attorney, their two daughters, a dog, a cat and four chickens.
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
B.A., International Studies, University of Washington’s Jackson School
New York, 1998
Contra Costa County Bar Association