He studied law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he received his law degree, Cum Laude (with honors).
He earned a Bachelor of Science with High Honors degree in Multi-Disciplinary Social Science at Michigan State University, where he was inducted into the Honors College and made the Dean’s List.
After passing the California Bar examination on his first attempt, he was sworn in to practice before the California Bar and the Federal District Court of Northern California.
Prior to opening his own law office, Steve Fabian worked for over 31 years at the Law Office of the Public Defender, County of Sonoma, in Santa Rosa, as a Deputy Public Defender and then Chief Deputy Public Defender. There he mastered criminal law and trial skills as a criminal defense attorney. His work as a criminal defense lawyer included hundreds of trials, preliminary hearings, appeals and motions. He was placed in charge of supervising other attorneys and training law clerks in legal research. He created a legal research database for the office and helped in training attorneys in criminal defense techniques. Steven Fabian was in court every day, defending both adults and juveniles facing charges ranging from traffic offenses, misdemeanors, to felonies. His extensive trial experience means you have an attorney who is not afraid to go to court to fight for you.
For 17 years he has taught other attorneys trail techniques and strategies at California Public Defenders Association’s Trial Skills Seminar.
|Steven Fabian’s experience includes vigorously defending people charged with felonies and misdemeanors:|
|Burglary||Hit and Run|
|Domestic Violence||Manslaughter, Murder and Death Penalty|
|Drugs: Possession, Possession for Sales & Sales||Marijuana Cultivation|
|DUI: Misdemeanor and Felony||Pornography|
|Driving on a Suspended License or Without a License||Sex Offenses|
|Grand and Petty Theft||Vehicle Manslaughter|
|Gun and Weapon Violations||Violation of Probation|
His legal experience also includes civil litigation for the Law Office of Everett Shapiro and the Law Office of Judy McCann in Santa Rosa, California.
Honors and Community Service
“Distinguished Attorney – Very High in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards” – Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating service. Martindale-Hubbell surveys local attorneys and judges to rate the abilities of lawyers in their community. Steven Fabian is one of the very few criminal defense attorneys in Sonoma County to receive such a high rating. He has received this rating every year since 1997. He has an “Excellent” Avvo Attorney rating.
In addition to his work as a criminal defense lawyer, Steven Fabian served as a board member of the Sonoma Chapter and the Northern California affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, a not for profit organization advocating for, defending in court and educating people about civil liberties. He was awarded the Lola Hanzel Courageous Advocacy Award for his work and dedication to civil liberties.
His community work also included serving as a member of Board of Directors and Vice President of Social Advocates for Youth, a non-profit agency providing counseling to youth and families in Sonoma County.