In 1964, Robert Hanger began his legal career as in-house counsel for Employers of Wausau, following graduation from UCLA School of Law. In 1965 he went to work for the prestigious Wyman & Bautzer law firm where he quickly moved up the ranks and was promoted to partner in 1973.
After undergraduate studies at New York University College of Business and Public Administration, Jody Steinberg moved west and graduated Cum Laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1989. After years of mentoring under Robert Hanger and Robert Levine, the three joined forces and founded Hanger, Levine & Steinberg in 1995.
A native Angeleno, Marc Shapiro received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his juris doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law. Mr. Shapiro joined the firm in 1991 and was elevated to principal in 2001.
Paul Ash received his undergraduate degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and his juris doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Ash also joined the firm in 1991 and was elevated to principal in 2002.
In 2007, the firm changed its name to Hanger, Steinberg, Shapiro & Ash. To better serve our Southern California clients Hanger, Steinberg, Shapiro & Ash announced the opening of its Inland Empire office location in 2014. The new office is located at the One Lakeshore Center in the heart of the Inland Empire.
Our goal is to provide prompt and understanding service in assembling, at the lowest possible expense, the necessary information to permit an early evaluation of each file. In this way it can be determined which cases should be marked for resolution efforts at an early stage without incurring extensive litigation costs. We aggressively litigate matters when necessary and will tailor our handling to suit any client’s needs.
Memberships & Organizations
The firm and its attorneys are members of numerous legal organizations including:
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Association of Southern California Defense Council
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Santa Clarita County Bar Association
- UCLA Law School Alumni Association
- Ventura County Bar Association