Steve Duvernay




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701 University Avenue
Suite 106
Sacramento, California 95825

Stephen M. Duvernay

Steve Duvernay is an attorney with Benbrook Law Group. He has experience representing clients in complex civil and constitutional litigation in state and federal courts, political and election law matters, and appeals.

Steve is a Senior Research Fellow with the California Constitution Center at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he is also a lecturer in advanced legal writing.

Before joining Benbrook Law Group, Steve worked as an associate at DLA Piper and Klinedinst PC. He graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to law school, Steve taught for a nonprofit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area that focused on civic activism and political participation.


Board Member, Sacramento County Bar Foundation (President, 2010-2015; Vice President, 2018)

Board Member, Barristers’ Club of Sacramento (President, 2018)

Board Member, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Sacramento Lawyers Chapter

Advisory Board, Sacramento Central YMCA

Board Member, Federal Bar Association, Sacramento Chapter

Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers (2010, 2014–2018)


David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, Benjamin Gevercer & Meghan Fenzel, California Constitutional Law: Direct Democracy, 92 S. Cal. L. Rev. —- (forthcoming 2019).

David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay & Brandon V. Stracener, California Constitutional Law: Popular Sovereignty, 68 Hastings L.J. 731 (2017)

David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, California Constitutional Law: The Guarantee Clause and California’s Republican Form of Government,
62 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. 104 (2014).


California State Bar
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
All federal district courts in California


Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2007), cum laude
University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2003)