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Steven M. McQuillan

POSITION: Partner

7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Education

Admitted to bar in 1982

California State University at Chico, (BA International Relations, Honors in English) 1979;

University of Santa Clara School of Law, J.D., 1982

Experience

Steven M. McQuillan has been a member of the California Bar since 1982.  He has been a partner in the firm since June 1, 2017.  Mr. McQuillan’s practice emphasizes general insurance defense, insurance coverage, trade secrets/unfair competition and (ERISA) health, life and disability litigation.  Because Mr. McQuillan was himself a farmer and owner-operator of a commercial packing shed, he is also well versed in agricultural matters and experienced in agricultural litigation. Mr. McQuillan is a member of ABOTA and is a past president of the San Joaquin Chapter of ABOTA.


Mr. McQuillan has extensive civil jury trial experience over his 35 years of practice. Recent trials include the defense of a $6 million fire loss claim (Kings County), the defense of an action against a dairy alleging negligence in the unloading of bales of hay (Tulare County), the defense of an action against a plumbing contractor for injuries allegedly caused by an exploding toilet(Fresno County), the defense of a Federal ERISA action brought against a third party administrator (Northern District of California), the defense of a drugstore in a premises liability action (Fresno County), the defense of a vehicle negligence suit (Kern County), the defense of a restaurant in a premises liability action (Marin County), a favorable outcome with a verdict well below demand in an action alleging negligence against a trucking company (Fresno County), the defense of a vehicle negligence suit (Madera County), the defense of a negligence action against a dairy and a hay squeeze operator (Tulare County) and the successful defense of a products liability action against the lessor of a forklift (Kern County).

Practice

Mr. McQuillan’s practice emphasizes general and self-insured defense litigation, premises liability, defense of public entities including school districts and ERISA health, life and disability litigation.

Community Involvement

Mr. McQuillan is currently on the Board of Directors of the Central California Historical Society and the Shaver Civic League. He is a volunteer with the Shaver Lake Fire Department and is currently the engineer for the department. He was the assistant head coach of the Fresno State Mock Trial program for 8 years and has taught Advanced Trail Practice at the San Joaquin School of Law for the last 5 years. He has also served on the board of directors and was a past president of the Valley Medical Center Foundation and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and also served as the Regional Director for Region 9 of Destination Imagination.