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Our Team Steven G. Leventhal

Steven G. Leventhal is a senior partner at the firm’s Philadelphia office. Steve has extensive experience in the areas of insurance defense and commercial litigation. Steve has successful trial practice in fire subrogation, auto, uninsured and underinsured motorist, product liability, premises liability, physical security, and the defense of industrial accident litigation.

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

Steve is an award-winning adjunct law professor teaching a Masters’ level sports and ethics law class at Temple University’s School of Hospitality & Tourism. He has also toured the country lecturing to various bar associations and trade organizations on the topic of the “Magic of Advocacy.”

Steve (or “MagicSteve” as he is better known on the magic performance circuit) is a world class close-up magician and mystery entertainer who has performed in 65 countries as a professional magician for clientele ranging from rock stars to heads of state. He is also a trained a cappella singer who has been spotted repeatedly on the international stage at Barbershop Harmony competitions. Steve is currently really enjoying his new role as a grandparent and is not afraid to use magic to win over the affection of his grandchildren (and all of their close friends at the playground) when the opportunity arises.

  • Presenter, “Performance on Trial: Courtroom Magic.” The Pennsylvania Bar Institute (April 9, 2018).
  • Instructor, “Practical Lawyers’ Guide to Binding Arbitrations.” 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).
  • Co-Author, “Performance on Trial: Courtroom Magic. Pennsylvania Bar Institute” (2012).
  • 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).
  • Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award, from Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (November 2014)
  • President, The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (U.S. Board of Directors)
  • Co-chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Sub-committee on In-House Staff Counsel (1998-1999)
  • Founder of 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 (2006-2018)