Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser has developed an expandable system of legal personnel available based on the “corresponding counsel” concept first developed in Europe. This allows our overhead (and corresponding rates) to remain relatively low despite our ability to immediately expand counsel assigned to a particular case as much as required to match the personnel resources of the largest firms without being compelled to match their large overhead. Since all counsel assigned are known to Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser and usually veterans of past expanded teams, it facilitates the creation of teams used to working as a coherent whole. It also allows use of counsel from abroad in a seamless manner. At times we have had nine counsel and four paralegals and clerks working on a single matter when required, with the team disbanding when the case concluded. The attorneys and personnel listed below constitute the first rung of attorneys and personnel who would normally be assigned to a case, but others are immediately available if required by a particular matter.


Principal and Managing Partner

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law (JD 2003); University of California at Santa Barbara (BA 1999).

Admitted to California Bar, 2003.

Steve is the Owner and Managing Partner of Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser, PC, and works with businesses, executives, employees, families and individuals across a wide range of practice areas including real estate, construction, corporate, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Steve and his team work on transactions and litigation, providing a comprehensive legal solution for firm clients. His team’s practical yet aggressive…


Education: University of California (A.B.); Harvard University (J.D.).

Admitted to California and Federal bar, 1973.

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell for over thirty years; Listed in Register of Preeminent Attorneys (International) since 1998. Superlawyer Selectee annually since 2017.

Lecturer and Author, Continuing Legal Education of the California State Bar (CEB) and University of California, in both Contractual Arbitration and Legal Ethics. Has also taught courses on various related business formation topics. Has served both as an arbitrator and mediator in…

Of Counsel

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law, (J.D., 2005); U.C. Davis, (B.A., 2002)

Admitted to California Bar, 2006.

Of Counsel attorney Jim Burns has extensive experience litigating a wide range of legal disputes, including but not limited to business and commercial disputes, construction disputes, estate and trust disputes, and personal injury and wrongful death disputes.

Prior to joining Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser, he practiced at three prominent California litigation firms for a total of 13 years, where he gained invaluable hands on litigation…

Of Counsel

Education: University of Texas at Austin School of Law (J.D. 1994); University of Texas at Austin (B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1990)

Admitted to California Bar, 2003 (also admitted previously to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2000 and Texas, 1995)

For more than thirty years, Daphne has represented clients in commercial litigation and transactions. Prior to joining Stimmel, Stimmel and Roeser, Daphne practiced at two large multinational law firms as well as her own firm where her practice areas included intellectual property (including…

Of Counsel

Education: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (JD 2006); University of Arizona (BA 2001)

Michelle M. Cammarata is a Bay Area native and received her Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in December 2006. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 2001. In law school, Michelle was a law clerk for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Upon graduation from law school, Michelle was a research attorney at the San Francisco…

Of Counsel

Education: University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2008); University of Southern California (B.A.,2005)

Admitted to California Bar, 2009.

Christopher Canton works out of San Diego County and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of litigation matters, including business law, real estate, commercial, contractual, employment, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, trade secrets, unfair competition, warranty law, trusts, estates and fiduciary litigation.

Prior to joining Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser, Mr. Canton practiced civil…

Managing Attorney

Admitted California and Federal Bar: 1981

Education: University of California, Santa Barbara (B.S.); McGeorge School of Law (J.D.)

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell; Bay Area Super Lawyer

Lectures: 2012 - Guest Lecturer, Law Firm Management, USF School of Law; 2010 - Guest Lecturer, Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics, USF School of Law; 2009 - Guest Lecturer, Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics, USF School of Law; 2002 - UC Davis School of Law, Negotiations and Settlements

Seminars and Panels: March 2012 – Judge, American Bar Association – 2011-2012…

Of Counsel

Education: University of Miami School of Law (JD 2015) (Magna Cum Laude); Washington University in St. Louis (BA 2003)

Of Counsel

Education: University of Maryland School of Law (JD); State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh (BA).

Admitted to California, Massachusetts and Maryland bars; US Federal District Courts in Northern District CA, Massachusetts, and Maryland; US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit. 

Spencer is an award-winning attorney, representing a wide range of small businesses, social entrepreneurs, non-profits, and individuals.  As his client’s trusted legal advisor and counselor, he works with his clients on matters such as business structural planning and formation,…

Special Counsel

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law (Juris Doctorate 2008); University of California, Santa Barbara (Master of Arts in Economics, with Emphasis in Business Economics 2002); University of California, Santa Barbara (Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering 2001)      

Admitted to California Bar: 2008

With over 14 years of dedicated practice within the legal realm, J. Todd Wulfsberg is honored to serve as your trusted advocate in the intricate arena of California law…