Steve Mason Celebrates 50 Years in Practice


         January 12, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Steve Mason’s admission to the California State Bar. Over the past 50 years, through hard work, intellect, and passion for the law, Steve Mason has built a reputation renowned in the Sacramento area and beyond. He is a remarkable attorney, boss, mentor, and friend.

       

       Though Steve advocates tirelessly for his clients, he is always calm, cool, and collected. He earns the respect of his clients and opposing counsel. Over the many years I have worked with Steve, I cannot recall hearing one critique, only glowing compliments from judges, opposing counsel, colleagues, clients, and staff. On many occasions, I have heard stories about how Steve artfully dismantled a witness on cross-examination and awed opposing counsel with his skillful trial presence and demeanor. Steve has tried in excess of 100 cases to jury verdict, with impressive results.

       

       I simply echo the sentiments of many that working with and knowing Steve Mason is truly a privilege. He has taught me not only the importance of giving back to the profession, but also about the business of the law, prioritizing the importance of reputation and fostering lifelong relationships. Steve and his amazing secretary, Jamie, have worked together seamlessly for over 22 years. As a young attorney, I quickly learned that his door was always open, and that Steve’s perspective and mentoring were invaluable. He fosters a congenial work environment, with his faithful dog, Bodie, by his side, where hard work is expected but to “enjoy life” is also required. Those of us in his office are better attorneys and people for having worked with Steve.


       Congratulations on fifty years in the practice of law, Steve Mason. You bring honor to our profession and it is a privilege to be a part of your team. Here’s to many more years of continued success!


By: Lindsay S. Harrington