Steven S. Vahidi

Steven S. Vahidi



Practice Groups

Steven S. Vahidi is a civil litigator and trial attorney with over 14 years of experience. He has deep experience in handling complex product liability cases, matters involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death, class action litigation, and consumer fraud. Steven represents national and international companies, including manufacturers of motor vehicles, power tools, pharmaceuticals, clothing, glass products, outdoor power equipment, and industrial machinery. He has also defended clients in complex civil litigation involving premises liability, employment disputes, habitability, and the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). He tried the first successful defense of an employer under a “whistleblower” section of the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA).

Steven earned his bachelor’s in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, and earned his law degree at Rutgers University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion. A native of Southern California, Steven spent six years in Goldberg Segalla’s Princeton, New Jersey office before returning to his home in 2012 to raise his family. He rejoined the firm in 2018.

Professional Affiliations
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Community Involvement
  • Mark Twain PTA
Admitted to Practice
  • California
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., 2000
Publications and Presentations
  • Presenter, “49 U.S.C. 20109 Developments,” National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Winter Meeting, March 7, 2017
  • Author, “Caught in the Prescription Drug Web: Recent Proposals to Restrict Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Restricted Devices,” Food and Drug Law Institute Update, Issue 2, March-April 2006
  • Author, “Protecting Manufacturers from Qui Tam Actions Under the False Claims Act,” International Association of Defense Counsel — Medical Defense Newsletter, November 2005