Steven Schossberger is a member of the firm’s Board of Partners. He has extensive experience in all phases of civil litigation and arbitration in state and federal trial courts, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has served as lead trial counsel in over 20 trials in Idaho and California state and federal courts. Mr. Schossberger loves being in the court room for his clients. He regularly serves as local counsel to assist out-of-state companies with state and federal court litigation. Mr. Schossberger is nationally certified by Kroll Ontrack in E-Discovery, document retention, and destruction practices. He is also the co-inventor of an issued patent and federally registered trademark.
Recent Litigation Success
Idaho Supreme Court affirmed the District Court’s decision to award client $3,000,000.00 in damages on summary judgment.
District Court awarded client $3,000,000.00 in damages on summary judgment (appealed).
Judge dismissed adverse party’s claim of over $1 million and awarded client significant damages and attorney fees in a California lawsuit and client was granted intellectual property rights to its software.
State Court Jury awarded client over $250,000 and attorney fees.
Idaho Supreme Court affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment for client.
Federal Court jury awarded client $750,000.
State Court jury rejected plaintiff’s bad faith claims of over $1,200,000 asserted against the board of directors of a fortune 500 company.
California Federal Court jury rendered verdict for client dismissing claim of $1,500,000.
State Court jury rendered verdict dismissing claims of over $250,000 and for punitive damages, and court awarded client attorney fees.
LAW SCHOOL: University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1995
USF Law Review, Executive Articles Editor
Publication: Survey of 1993 Nonprofit Case Law, 29 U.S.F. L. Rev. 397 (1995)
Awarded Best Oral Argument, USF School of Law Moot Court Board
UNDERGRADUATE: Pepperdine University, B.A., 1992, cum laude, Political Science minor in Philosophy
Student Government Class President
Year abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, 1989-1990 (experienced fall of the Berlin Wall)
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boise Program graduate, 2000-2002