Steve McQuillan has over 38 years of civil jury trial experience, with practice specializing in civil defense. Notable trial experience includes his representation of 22 wholesalers and retailers in a six-month, $1.5 billion groundwater contamination trial. Steve is also the Chief of the Shaver Lake Fire Department. Steve enjoys spending time in Shaver Lake and being with his daughters and grandchildren.


  • California State University at Chico, (BA International Relations, Honors in English) 1979
  • University of Santa Clara School of Law, J.D., 1982.

Professional Associations

Steve is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the California State Firefighters Association.

Community Involvement/Speaking Engagements

  • Shaver Lake Fire Department – Chief and Training Officer
  • Shaver Lake Advisory Council
  • Shaver Lake Civic League – President
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Past President San Joaquin Chapter
  • Ockenden Homeowners Association – Past President
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Past President
  • Valley Medical Center Foundation – Past President
  • Destination Imagination – Past Regional Director
  • Clovis Swim Club – Past President
  • Trial Practice Instructor – San Joaquin School of Law 2010-2015
  • Mock Trial Instructor – Fresno State University 2004-2012
  • Destination Imagination – Elementary-High School Level 1992-2002
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