Steven M. Tindall
Steven Tindall has specialized in employment and class action litigation for the past twelve years. Prior to joining Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall, Steven was a partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein for five years and was an associate at Lieff Cabraser for three years prior to becoming partner. While at Lieff Cabraser, Steven focused on plaintiffs' class action litigation in the fields of wage and hour law, antitrust, and consumer protection. Steven also litigated a number of mass tort personal injury and toxic tort cases. Steven has been plaintiffs' lead or co-lead counsel on several cases that resulted in settlements worth over $1 million.
Steven received his B.A. degree in English Literature from Yale University , graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with distinction in his major. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1996. While at Boalt, Steven co-directed the East Bay Workers' Rights Clinic. After graduating from Boalt, Steven clerked for Hon. Judith N. Keep of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and for Hon. Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Steven is the author of Do as She Does, Not as She Says: The Shortcomings of Justice O'Connor's Direct Evidence Requirement in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins
Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Vol. 17, No. 2 (1996); and is a contributing author of California Class Actions Practice and Procedure, (Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Editor), Matthew Bender (2006).
Steven is admitted to the State Bar of California and the bars of various federal district courts.
Areas of Practice
- 75% Wage and Hour Class Actions
- 5% Consumer Class Action
- 5% Personal Injury/Mass Torts
- 5% Employer Counseling/Advice
- 10% Individual Employment Discrimination
- 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- California, 1996
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2001
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2004
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2004
- University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
- J.D. - 1996
- Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A
- B.A. summa cum laude
- Honors: With Distinction
- Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
- Major: English Literature
- Do as She Does, Not as She Says: The Shortcomings of Justice O'Connor's Direct Evidence Requirement in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, 17, No. 2, 1996
- Contributing Author, California Class Actions Practice and Procedure, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 2006
Professional Associations and Memberships
- East Bay Community Law Center, Board Member, 2006 - 2007
Past Employment Positions
- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Associate, 1998 - 2001
- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Partner, 2002 - 2006
- Hon. Judith N. Keep, United States District Court, Southern District of California, Clerk
- Hon. Claudia Wilken, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Clerk