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Steven B. Bitter


(619) 230-7770
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1991

B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988

  • Member, Golden Key National Honor Society


Best Lawyers in the Bay Area, Insurance, Bay Area Lawyer (2005)

Super Lawyers® distinction in the field of Insurance Coverage (2013-2016, Law & Politics)

A partner at Gordon & Rees since 1998, Steven B. Bitter is a member of the firm's Insurance Practice Group and is the co-head of the Insurance Practice Group in the firm’s San Diego office.  Mr. Bitter specializes in advice to and litigation on behalf of insurers.

The focus of Mr. Bitter's practice is handling complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation on behalf of insurers.  His experience is broad based and ranges from handling all aspects of property and casualty coverage litigation, including related bad faith litigation, to professional liability (D&O, E&O, and EPLI).  Mr. Bitter has trial, appellate, mediation and arbitration experience in both state and federal court in a variety of coverage areas including environmental, construction, professional liability, and first party property.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Bitter was a litigator in the legal department of a public utility company in San Diego, California.   


U.S. District Courts, California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit