Boasting strong community ties and a dedication to civil rights, Steve A. Whitworth has a decade's worth of diverse legal experience representing clients in Sacramento, California, and throughout the state. The founder of the Law Office of Steve Whitworth, he focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense matters, providing strong advocacy for people who have been charged with state or federal crimes such as DUI, assault, burglary, drug crimes, embezzlement, sex crimes, and murder and manslaughter.
Mr. Whitworth received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University California, Davis, in 1989. A lifelong sports fan, he was the head basketball coach and golf coach at Holy Names University from 1996 to 2003, accruing over 130 wins in 7 years and earning Coach of the Year honors in 1999 and 2001. Following his successful coaching career, Mr. Whitworth switched gears and pursued his legal studies at New College of California School of Law in San Francisco, earning his Juris Doctor in 2006. He served as a contracts administrator at Stanford University School of Medicine handling intellectual property agreements before going into private practice in June 2007.
Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Whitworth has taken more than 70 trials to jury verdict. He is also held in high esteem by his fellow professionals. A recipient of a perfect 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, Mr. Whitworth was named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for three years in a row, and he has also been listed in The National Trial Lawyers; Top 100. He is an active participant in a variety of legal organizations, including The State Bar of California, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the California DUI Lawyers Association, and the San Francisco and Alameda County Bar Associations.