Attorneys of the Traffic Accident Law Center
Steve Gnau: Trial Lawyer
Steve Gnau became a member of the State Bar of California in 1995 after graduating from California Western School of Law that same year. He was born in Lebanon, PA and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. Mr. Gnau has lived in San Diego since 1992.
Since establishing his litigation practice in 1995, Mr. Gnau has adhered to the founding principle of putting clients’ values ahead of his own. Mr. Gnau’s practice focuses on personal injury and insurance claims, which now account for nearly ninety percent of his caseload. This path was the result of studying bio-chemistry and pre-med at the University of Texas, and subsequently working for two medical malpractice defense firms while attending law school. After losing interest in defending big insurance companies, Mr. Gnau turned to representing individuals against the insurance defense industry. Mr. Gnau also maintains a small niche practice representing officers and directors in litigation involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty.
Mr. Gnau has been a member of the American Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and the American Inn of Court. Mr. Gnau is a regular lecturer for the Continuing Education of the Bar of California, teaching in the areas of tort law and insurance coverage. In 2004, Judge and former San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy honored Mr. Gnau’s law practice for its contributions to the City of San Diego.
Mr. Gnau’s favorite charities include Rady Children’s Hospital, Mary Birch Hospital for Women, and Gilda’s Club.
Daniel Tamez: Trial Lawyer
Originally from South Texas, Daniel Tamez began his legal career in 1999 with a large personal injury firm in Houston. Mr. Tamez has been practicing personal injury law in San Diego since 2001.
Upon arriving in San Diego, Mr. Tamez began litigating traumatic injury cases with a downtown firm. He transitioned into solo practice after dedicating four years to helping victims of tragic accidents. In his career Mr. Tamez has worked on over 1,000 personal injury cases involving automobile collisions, dog bites, trips, falls and other accidents. His experiences include helping clients who speak only Spanish.
Britney L. Malpiede: Attorney
Traffic Accident Law Center Staff
Ana Romero (Administrative Assistant)
Ana Romero was born in Mexico City and earned her bachelor’s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana. She subsequently moved to San Diego, and is now a permanent resident of the United States. She speaks Spanish fluently and is adeptly aware of the needs of the Hispanic Community.
Angela Rivera is a Chula Vista native who graduated from San Diego’s High Tech High. She is completing her degree from California State University, Long Beach in Public Relations and Chicano and Latino Studies. Ms. Rivera has been dedicated to the San Diego community and active in local, community-based, nonprofit organizations for years. She uses her community connections, experience, and education to better serve the clients of the Traffic Accident Law Center.
Ms. Rivera is fluent in Spanish.
Contact the Traffic Accident Law Center
If you have been injured in an auto accident, the Traffic Accident Law Center can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. To speak with one of the attorneys or staff members at the Traffic Accident Law Center, please contact us today.