Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP is an AV rated law firm serving the risk industry, individuals and various business entities throughout California. Our firm has its principal office in Los Angeles County, with a satellite office in the Inland Empire. Our attorneys have a broad range of trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts and have developed particular expertise in the defense of professional liability, general liability, products liability, employment practices liability, transportation and first party claims, as well as the resolution of insurance coverage issues.
We are proud to be a charter member of The Harmonie Group — a highly respected association of independent law firms from across North America with proven expertise in the defense and resolution of claims. The members of The Harmonie Group, while independent, work closely together to assist one another in providing the risk industry with legal services and support of the highest caliber.
Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP is equally proud to have joined Shannon B. Jones Law Group to form a statewide full legal service program designed to meet the vast litigation, risk management and transactional needs of members of the Real Estate Industry.
Steven Spile, the senior partner of the firm, uses his extensive litigation, dispute resolution and transactional experience in a wide variety of areas. He was involved in the creation of the California Association of REALTORS® (“C. A. R.”) Strategic Defense Panel and is one of the handful of attorneys selected to serve on this Panel. Steve also supports C. A. R. and various REALTOR® Associations through his participation in a variety of committees and the C. A. R. Legal Affairs Forum. He is counsel for California Real Estate Technology Services (“CARETS”) and for the Burbank Association of REALTORS®. He is a certified Department of Real Estate instructor, and appears regularly as a guest lecturer throughout the State of California. He also has written/produced a number of risk management videos for the real estate industry. Steve is the chairperson for the Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® (“SRAR”) Risk Management Committee. He was also the 2010 recipient of the “SRAR Affiliate of the Year Award” for his contributions to the real estate brokerage industry. Steve, along with Shannon Jones, co-founded the California Real Estate Legal Alliance (“CRELA”) which provide state-wide risk management and legal services to members of the real estate profession.
Steve has had many articles published in a wide-variety of publications, including regular columns in real estate trade magazines. In addition, he assists members of the insurance industry and other businesses in designing and administering risk-management policies, reducing costs and improving efficiency. Toward this end, he has presented seminars for attorneys, insurance representatives and other professionals throughout the country. Steve is the Vice Chairperson for the Southern California Chapter of Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”). In addition, he is the firm’s liaison to the Harmonie Group, an Invitation Only national network of elite and vetted defense law firms. He is an experienced mediator serving on various panels, and is the chairperson for the SRAR Mediation Program. He regularly mediates disputes involving real estate transactions.
Steve, a third generation Angelino, has a beautiful and loving family, which include his wife Quynh and their children Jared, A.J. and Juliet. Steve has a deep passion for SCUBA diving, sports, travel and the arts.
- Juris Doctor – University of Southern California, 1982
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – University of California, Berkeley, 1978
- United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Mr. Leff received his B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles in 1981 and his J.D. from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1985. Mr. Leff is a highly respected defense attorney with substantial trial and administrative experience in real estate, representing real estate agent and brokers, sellers, mortgage brokers and escrow companies. He has written several articles and presented numerous legal seminars. Mr. Leff is a member of the American and Los Angeles County Bar Associations. Born in New Haven, Connecticut.
Mr. Goor received his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1978 and his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1981. Mr. Goor is a partner with Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP in Encino, CA. He is adept at using his litigation and alternative dispute resolution skills in serving the various facets of the real estate industry.
For over three decades, Mr. Goor has successfully defended real estate brokers/agents, appraisers, inspectors, attorneys, physicians, and other professionals in complex malpractice claims. Mr. Goor, along with other members of his firm, has extensive real estate and business transactional experience.
Mr. Goor has been a speaker at many seminars and meetings in Southern California, including real estate brokerages and conferences, as well as local chapters of both real estate brokers, boards and appraisers.
Mr. Goor is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in San Diego, CA before moving to Los Angeles in 1974.