Steven J. Klearman is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. Steve practices primarily in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on injury law and medical malpractice.
Steve was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied as a fellowship student of Mandarin Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan before he received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri. He then studied international law at the University of Notre Dame's Concannon Programme of International Law in London before he received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He completed Harvard Law School's mediator training course in November 2000.
Steve moved to Nevada in 1988 and practiced primarily in the areas of administrative law and civil litigation under the supervision of former Nevada Governor, Robert List, in the Reno office of Beckley, Singleton, De Lanoy, Jemison & List. Steve was the Managing Shareholder of Barber, Klearman & Associates from 1993 until 2005, when he started his own firm.
Steve's articles on various aspects of law have appeared in publications both in the U.S. and abroad, including The Nevada Lawyer, The Federal Bar News and Journal and The Asia-Pacific Lawyers' Association Journal. He is the author of Elements of Nevada Legal Theories, a popular practice guide utlilzed by many Nevada attorneys and judges.
Steve served as Vice-Chair of the Nevada State Bar's Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board and he was a member, for many years, of Nevada's Medical Screening Panel. He currently serves on Nevada's Revised Jury Instruction Committee and he was the long-time Chair of the Nevada State Bar's Consumer Protection Committee.
Steve is an internationally exhibited photographer and digital artist and he spends an inordinate amount of time working in and studying programs such as AfterEffects, PremierPro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. He has created and implemented numerous websites and he has given seminars on technology at universities in a number of states and before many organizations.
Steve is also a PSIA/AASI certified professional snowboarding instructor.