HSSA Law | About Us
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About Us

larger-view-of-buildingOur History

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 Philosophy

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