Stephen R. Hunter


Stephen Hunter, a Partner at Pleiss Sitar McGrath Hunter & Hallack, focuses on defending elder abuse, wrongful death and medical malpractice actions. He is experienced in the various phases of litigation, including deposition and law and motion. He has successfully prepared, argued and won dispositive motions on behalf of healthcare providers, including demurrers leading to dismissal of the case. Mr. Hunter has also been very successful in enforcing arbitration agreements on behalf of long term care and healthcare providers. He has written and presented on the issue of enforcement of arbitration agreements in the long term care setting. His most recent article regarding enforcement of arbitration agreements was titled, “Will You Be Able To Enforce Arbitration Agreements in the Future?” His most recent presentation regarding arbitration was titled, “Arbitration Agreements: What You Need to Know.”

Mr. Hunter has been admitted to practice before all of the courts of the State of California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California since 2007. Mr. Hunter graduated from California State University, Hayward and obtained his Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. He was honored in law school for his pro bono work at Thomas Jefferson’s Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic. He also received the Distinguished Volunteer Award for his work through the San Diego Volunteer program as well as that State Bar’s Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award for Legal Service.

In addition to his California State Bar membership, Mr. Hunter is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Orange County Bar Association. He has participated in the Intercollegiate National Mock Trial Tournament held in Newport Beach, California and has also participated in USC’s Elder Abuse Mock Trial. The annual event features some of California’s leading elder abuse attorneys.