During these challenging times, Severson & Werson remains open and in full operation, consistent with the firm’s previously established contingency planning. While many of our attorneys and staff will be working remotely, as a firm, we continue in full operation. We are here to help, as always.

Associate

Stephen D. Britt

Stephen Britt banking litigation

“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.” –Abraham Lincoln. Stephen prides himself on his hard work, preparation, efficiency, and ability to navigate complex legal issues in order to obtain his clients’ desired results in every individual case.

Mr. Britt defends national mortgage lenders and loan servicers against borrower complaints about lender liability, title claims, wrongful foreclosure, and statutory/regulatory violations. Mr. Britt believes client relationships are best formed and maintained by determining a client’s interests and potential risks in each unique case at an early stage. Mr. Britt then works in an expedient manner to achieve the client’s desired results, whether it be by diligently negotiating a favorable settlement, or achieving the requested results through the litigation process.

Mr. Britt defends national lenders and loan servicers against borrower complaints about lender liability, title claims, wrongful foreclosure, and statutory/regulatory violations. He also handles breach of contract litigation and construction defect matters.  Mr. Britt believes client relationships are best formed and maintained by determining a client’s interests and potential risks in each unique case at an early stage. He then works in an expedient manner to achieve the client’s desired results, whether it be by diligently negotiating a favorable settlement, or achieving the requested results through the litigation process.

In the past, Mr. Britt served in Sacramento as a Legislative Aide in the California State Assembly, and as a Community Representative for a United States Congressman. During law school, Mr. Britt competed at the University of San Diego National Mock Trial team and was the Senior Associate Editor of the San Diego International Law Journal. Mr. Britt also clerked at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office Family Protection Division, where he assisted with the prosecution of felony domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and murder cases. Mr. Britt additionally volunteered at the San Diego County South Bay Domestic Violence Clinic, helping victims of domestic violence obtain legal protections from their attackers. In 2012, Mr. Britt was honored to receive the Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro bono legal services from the California State Bar.

In his free time, Mr. Britt loves traveling, watching sports, reading, hiking, scuba diving, spending time with his wife and daughter, and volunteering at his church. Mr. Britt is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association.

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of San Diego, B.A., cum laude, 2007

Admissions

  • California