Stephen J. Squillario

San Francisco Sacramento
Three Embarcadero Center
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
2485 Natomas Park Drive
Suite 450
Sacramento, CA 95833

Mr. Squillario is a member of the firm’s Professional Liability, Product Liability, Transportation Law and Appellate Practice Groups. He has substantial experience in all facets of civil actions, from successful challenges to initial pleadings, through discovery, law and motion, arbitration, mediation and appeals.

His professional E&O practice focuses on the defense of lawyers and accountants. For the former, the underlying representation has concerned such fields as real property transactions, unlawful detainer, administrative law, employment law, corporate law, mechanics’ lien, family law, elder law, contracts, torts, estate planning, probate, and debt collection.

Mr. Squillario has also defended both small and large corporations at all stages of litigation in cases involving negligence claims, product liability, contractor liability, employment, Proposition 65, business torts, transportation litigation, intellectual property and wrongful foreclosure. In particular, he has extensive experience representing trucking companies and drivers involved in vehicular and workplace accidents as part of the firm's Immediate Response protocol and in litigation in Northern California. Such accidents have involved multiple vehicles, motorbikes, bicycles and/or fatalities. Mr. Squillario has also defended a transportation company in a property damage claim under the Carmack Amendment. With respect to his appellate experience, Mr. Squillario has drafted numerous Writs of Mandamus, as well as a Petition for Review to the California Supreme Court. In addition, he has successfully handled an appeal as the Respondent, having drafted the Respondents’ Brief and argued the matter to the First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal, which affirmed the trial court’s decision granting his clients’ anti-SLAPP Motion.

Prior to joining Haight Brown & Bonesteel, Mr. Squillario worked at a national law firm, served as a Legislative Intern to Hon. Frank R. Lautenberg, United States Senate, and was an intern for the Hon. Mary Ellen Barbera of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.