With over 30 years of practice experience, Mindee Stekkinger has successfully defended numerous tort claims including sexual assault and misconduct, elder abuse and neglect, personal injury, wrongful death, and violation of civil rights. Her practice involves the defense of tort liability claims of non-profit and public government entities, healthcare and human services providers, and business entities. Ms. Stekkinger joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner in 2017. Ms. Stekkinger is admitted to practice before all California state courts and the United States Court of the Central District of California.
Ms. Stekkinger’s prior experience includes association with an insurance defense firm in Ventura where her practice focused on personal injury, construction defect, real estate, and general civil litigation. She then associated with a national law firm specializing in insurance policy enforcement, focusing on coverage litigation and complex real estate and business litigation.
Prior to her law career, Ms. Stekkinger worked for various newspapers in Nevada and California, including ground-floor participation in the startup of USA Today.
Ms. Stekkinger graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She attended Pepperdine University School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctor degree in 1990 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year.
Community and Professional Affiliations
Ms. Stekkinger has been an elected Governing Board Member of the Briggs Elementary School District since 1998 and serves as a member of the Ventura County Committee for School District Organization. She is a member of the Ventura County Bar Association and has been a licensed real estate broker in California since 1991.
Ms. Stekkinger and her husband, Ted, reside in a converted one-room schoolhouse in rural Santa Paula where they raised their three children
Representative Appellate Decisions
- Doe v. L.A. County Dep’t of Children & Family Services (2019) 37 Cal.App.5th 675
- Klean West Hollywood LLC v. Superior Court (2018) WL 1193191