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Stephan Choo

STEPHAN  CHOO

Associate — San Francisco

EXPERIENCE

Stephan Choo is an senior associate in the San Francisco office of Ropers Majeski, Kohn & Bentley.  His practice focuses on complex litigation, environmental law, and products liability.  Mr. Choo’s practice also includes personal injury, business/commercial litigation, construction defect and intellectual property litigation. 

Mr. Choo was second chair in a five week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court upon a cause related to the ownership and operation of a popular Bay Area entertainment business.  He assumed a primary role in all aspects of trial, including motions in limine, exhibits, voir dire, jury instructions, witness preparation and examination, trial and post-trial briefing and motion practice, and judicial conferences.  The trial team obtained a complete defense verdict for the client, as well as a money judgment upon counterclaims.

Mr. Choo represents one of the largest Fortune 500 retail companies in the world for its tort litigations involving personal injury of customers with seven-figure damage demands.  His practice has been highly praised by the client for efficiency and effectiveness as he often finds ways to resolve matters at an early stage in the litigation, sometimes even before discovery is initiated.  

Mr. Choo graduated from University of California Santa Barbara in 2002 with a BA in Law and Society.  He then worked as an advocate for housing discrimination victims in San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Boston Area.  He represented numerous clients at the administrative proceedings and the mediations at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Mr. Choo graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2011 where he received a scholarship every year, and served as an associate editor and a staff writer for Golden Gate University Law Review.  He earned the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Torts and Consumer Bankruptcy, and the CALI Award in Criminal Procedure.  He was also a member of Jesse Carter Society.  He focused his study in intellectual property and received Intellectual Property Law Specialization Certificate with Distinction.  

Mr. Choo was born and raised in South Korea, and he moved to the Los Angeles area when he was 16 years old.  He is an active member of the Korean American Bar Association Northern California and serves as a board of director.  Mr. Choo also serves as a co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee and volunteers to organize Pro Bono Legal Clinic to the Korean community in the Bay Area for last eight years.  He is also a trained chef in Japanese cuisine, and he still enjoys cooking for his family and friends.