David Paul Steiner, Attorney

Mr. Steiner, the sole partner in the firm, has earned a national reputation as a trusted advisor and counselor in art law and credit card processing matters. Mr. Steiner did his undergraduate work at Stanford University, graduating in 1971. He went to law school at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he founded and was Editor in Chief of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. Mr. Steiner founded David Steiner & Associates in 1977, in Los Angeles. The firm also has offices in New York City.

Mr. Steiner has lectured widely on art law subjects, both in the United States and in Europe, also writing for various magazines and participating in various symposia. Mr. Steiner co-edited The Visual Artist Manual, the first of its kind, which was published in 1981, and has continued to specialize in art law and art litigation matters since that time. He also has served as an adjunct professor at University of Southern California Law Center, teaching a class in art law.

Although the firm specializes in art law and art litigation matters, it also pursues practice areas involving complex business litigation in both State and Federal Courts, intellectual property litigation, and internet transactions and internet litigation, and enjoys a specialization in credit card processing litigation. Mr. Steiner, who is a former President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, is admitted to practice in the States of California and Colorado. He has been admitted Pro Hac Vice in many states, including Florida (U.S. District Court - Middle and Southern Districts of Florida), Massachusetts (U.S. District Court - District of Massachusetts, Boston Division), Rhode Island (U.S. District Court - District of Rhode Island), Nevada (U.S. District Court - District of Nevada, Las Vegas), Arizona (U.S. District Court - District of Arizona), Hawaii (U.S. District Court - District of Hawaii), New York (U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York), Utah (U.S. District Court - Central District of Utah) and Pennsylvania (U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania).


Michael R. Hambly, Attorney

Mr. Hambly, a senior associate with the firm, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Vermont in 1982, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1985. He was also a member of the board of editors of the Harvard Law Review between 1983 and 1985. Mr. Hambly, before working with David Steiner & Associates, worked as an associate for the well- known firms of Irell & Manella and Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Chapiro, where he developed his substantial skills as an intellectual property and complex business litigation expert practicing before all the State and Federal courts, including the Appellate Courts. Mr. Hambly's practice areas are art litigation, intellectual property litigation, and business litigation, with an emphasis on payment processing matters


Mary Ramsey, Attorney

Mary Ramsey, an associate with the firm, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary in 2008, where she studied art history. She received her law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2012 with a Certificate in Entertainment Law. Mary's practice areas include art law and general commercial litigation. She has been a member of the California Bar since 2012.