Stephen Holzer, Esq.
Chair, Environmental Litigation & Environmental Transactions Dept.
Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan, a Law Corporation
16633 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, California 91346-1865
Yale College, 1970 (B.A., Political Science; Phi Beta Kappa; Magna Cum Laude)
Yale Law School, 1974 (Board of Editors, Yale Law Journal)
Mr. Holzer was the Co-Chair of the Environmental Litigation & Transactions Department at Parker, Milliken, Clark, O'Hara and Samuelian. Beginning January 1, 2006, he has joined Lewitt, Hackman as the Chair of the firm's Environmental Litigation and Environmental Transactions Department.
Mr. Holzer started at Parker, Milliken in the mid-1970's as a business litigator. In the early 1980's, Mr. Holzer began to represent clients specifically in the environmental law field. Mr. Holzer’s experience as a business litigator has enabled him to represent clients' interests in environmental matters not only in a transactional but also in an administrative or litigation context.
Mr. Holzer has experience representing clients in issues involving both toxic mold and asbestos.
Mr. Holzer also has experience representing clients in connection with the following types of matters:
- environmental auditing;
- administrative enforcement by Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts;
- enforcement of Superfund by federal EPA and/ California Department of Toxic Substances Control;
- private-party Superfund litigation;
- underground storage tank matters;
- Proposition 65;
- toxic torts.
California (1977); Illinois (1974); various Federal trial and appellate courts
Speeches and Writing:
Mr. Holzer has frequently spoken at seminars and also authored a variety of articles on environmental law.
Mr. Holzer in the past has been an instructor on environmental law at both UCLA Extension, Learning Tree University and Los Angeles Valley College Extension.
Chair, Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce, 2004
President, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 2002-2003
President, Temple Solael, 1995-1998
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees, 2001-2002 and 2003-2004
Chair, United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, 2008-2010
President, Valley Community Legal Foudnation of the San Fernando Valley Bar association, 2008-2010
Mr. Holzer has been selected as a 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 "Southern California Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubble.