Stephen C. Mazzara

Partner

  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • location icon San Francisco, CA
    333 Bush Street
    Suite 1100
    San Francisco, CA 94104

Stephen C. Mazzara (formerly, Stephen C. Ubl) is a partner in the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment and Professional Liability Practices. Mr. Mazzara represents employers in all aspects of employment law with a particular emphasis on discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation claims. He also defends unpaid wage claims arising from minimum wage, overtime and meal/rest period claims. Mr. Mazzara regularly meets with clients to assess pre-litigation strategy including preventative counseling, evaluating employee handbooks and policies and analyzing hiring and termination decisions in an effort to minimize the potential risk of litigation.

Mr. Mazzara’s professional liability experience includes successfully defending a wide variety of clients including insurance agents, real estate agents, elder care facilities, public, non-profit and private entities, owners’ representatives and attorneys against claims involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and legal malpractice.  Mr. Mazzara has extensive experience in every facet of complex civil litigation including trial, binding arbitrations and appeals.

In 2018, after spending almost 7 years living in San Francisco, Mr. Mazzara, his wife Julia and their son Luca relocated back to Southern California to be close to family and friends. Mr. Mazzara is frequently in Northern California and handles cases throughout California. 

Representative Cases

Konstin v. Bomar (March 14, 2014, A137123) [nonpub. opn.] Court of Appeal affirmed judgment of dismissal following trial court’s order sustaining attorney client’s demurrer to Plaintiffs’ financial elder abuse and fraudulent concealment causes of action.

Obtained a dismissal of a malicious prosecution action by filing a Special Motion to Strike (anti-SLAPP motion). The court awarded $23,052.00 in attorneys’ fees and costs for prevailing on the Special Motion to Strike and dismissed Plaintiff’s entire complaint with prejudice.

Admissions

California

Education

Whittier Law School

Juris Doctor, 2007

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science, May 2001

  • Marshall School of Business, Entrepreneur Emphasis

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