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Steven G. Leventhal

Partner

Steven G. Leventhal, Partner in the Firm’s Philadelphia Office, has extensive experience in the areas of insurance defense and commercial litigation. 

Mr. Leventhal is one of the firm’s more seasoned litigators with successful trial practice in the following types of cases: fire subrogation; auto; uninsured and underinsured motorist; products liability; premises liability; physical security contracts and the defense of class action law suits. 

He is often called upon to arbitrate first party insurance claims and has been sitting as a neutral arbitrator for the last two decades in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. 

For the past ten years, Mr. Leventhal has taught a master's degree level course in practical business law as an adjunct professor at Temple University's School of Hospitality & Tourism. He has also toured the state lecturing to bar associations on the topic of the "Magic of Advocacy."  

Education

J.D., Temple University Law School (1987)

University of Rome (1985)

B.A., Dickinson College (1984)

Tel-Aviv University (1983)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Positions Held

Co-chairman, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Sub-committee on In-House Staff Counsel (1998-1999)
Founder, Counsel Council (uniting all South-Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey staff counsel operations for CLE and networking)
Adjunct Professor, Sports Law - Temple University School of Tourism & Hospitality (2006-Present)

Civic & Charitable Associations

Counsel, The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (1987-Present)
Member/Counsel, The Brothers in Harmony - S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., Hamilton Square, NJ Chapter (2009-Present)

Publications & Press Mentions
Featured, People in the News. The Legal Intelligencer. (December 10, 2014)
Co-Author, Performance on Trial: Courtroom Magic. Pennsylvania Bar Institute. (2012)
Featured, Exploring Courtroom Discourse: The Language of Power and Control.(2011)
Featured, Lawyers should be able to use magic. Ellusionist.com (April 23, 2009)
Quoted, Philly Lawyer Uses Magic to Make Cases Disappear. 6-ABC Action News. (March 6, 2009)
Featured, Is It Improper for a Lawyer to Perform Magic Tricks for a Jury? The Legal Intelligencer. (March 2, 2009)
Author, Everything I Needed to Know About Litigating I Learned at the Arbitration Center. The Philadelphia Lawyer. (Fall 1994)
Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Presenter, Performance on Trial: Courtroom Magic. The Pennsylvania Bar Institute. (April 12, 2016)
Teacher, Practical Lawyers’ Guide to Binding Arbitration. The University of Pennsylvania School of Law. (November 20, 2012)
Presenter, The Magic of Advocacy. (April 4, 2012)
Presenter, Pre-Trial Skills: Thinking on Your Feet. (November 17, 2006)

Honors & Awards
Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award, from Temple University's School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. (November 2014)
Hobbies
World class close-up Magician