TORRANCE, Calif.-LAWFUEL- The Law News Network – Nov. 15, 2005–Steven…

TORRANCE, Calif.-LAWFUEL- The Law News Network – Nov. 15, 2005–Steven J. Renshaw, a veteran trial lawyer with more than two decades of experience as a civil litigator working in both the public and private sectors, has joined the Southern California law firm of Rice & Associates as a Partner. Concurrent with Renshaw assuming his new position with the Torrance, CA-based firm, which concentrates its practice in Taxation, Elder Care and Business law, it has changed its name to Rice & Renshaw.

In making the announcement, firm Founder and Senior Partner David Lee Rice reported that Renshaw’s arrival and the change of name completes a recent two-month expansion of the firm which encompassed the increase of its legal staff by three attorneys as well as other support staff. Rice remarked:

“Having Steve join the firm was the final and key `piece of the puzzle’ in terms of our reorganization which was necessitated by our recent growth combined with an expansion of the scope of the legal services we now offer. As he has provided litigation services for the federal government and in private practice, he brings not only a diversity of experience but a wealth of expertise in civil and commercial litigation that will be of great benefit to our clientele.”

Rice added that Renshaw, a former Assistant United States Attorney who worked for three large law firms as an Associate and Partner before joining the firm, will focus his practice with the firm on business and tax litigation, tax planning and trust and will litigation. Renshaw is licensed to practice before the California and Arizona state courts and the District of Columbia as well as the United States Supreme Court and the four regional courts of the United States District Court.

Prior to joining Rice & Associates, Renshaw was a Partner in the Los Angeles, CA law firm of Shea, Stokes & Carter. He previously served as an Associate with the Los Angeles firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and the Phoenix, AZ firm of O’Connor, Cavanaugh & Westover. In addition to the California, Arizona and District of Columbia Bars, his professional affiliations include membership in the American Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Renshaw’s professional career began in government service as a Political Analyst for the United States State Department specializing in Eastern European Affairs. He is multi-lingual and speaks French, Russian and Polish. Active in politics, he has been a candidate for Congress and is a member of his party’s Central Committee in California.

A native of St. Louis, MO, Renshaw attended Clemson University where he received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He was a Rhodes Scholar regional finalist. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School and later a LL.M. degree in Tax from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles

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