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Stephen M. McNamara

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Stephen McNamara is a civil litigator who has over 30 years of experience representing clients in complex litigation, in State and Federal courts, as well as before major Arbitration panels. Stephen’s clients have included domestic and international companies, as well as high-worth individuals involved in significant business disputes.

Contact Information

2603 Main Street, Suite 1050
Irvine, California 92614
(949) 705-0080
Stephen M. McNamara

Stephen’s experience includes business disputes in a variety of fields, including intellectual property, real estate, employment, the circuit board and semiconductor industries, the dental and medical industries, mortgage insurance, and high-end audio production and testing equipment. For nearly 30 years he has litigated claims concerning contracts, partnership and corporate disputes and dissolutions, employment issues, product liability, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, patents, trade secrets, fraud, and real property issues.

Before joining Brown, Wegner & Berliner in 2013, Stephen managed his own firm for 20 years, representing regional, national and international clients. Prior to that he served as an associate at Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth in Newport Beach, and as an associate at McKenna, Connor & Cuneo, focusing on complex business litigation.

Admissions to Practice

Stephen is admitted to practice in all State Courts in California as well as Federal courts in California.


University of Redlands (B.A., Political Science, 1981; Phi Beta Kappa)

University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (1982; attended on a Rotary Foundation Fellowship for International Study, completing an Honours Graduate Degree in Politics)

University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1986)

Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Litigation
Copyright and Trademark Law
Employment Law
Patent Litigation
Products Liability
Real Estate
Trade Secrets

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