Steven C. Lester

Telephone: 602-357-1172
Fax: 602-391-2008

Albion College
Bachelor of Arts with high honors, June 1967
Major: History; Minor: Biology

University of Michigan
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, December 1974

Mr. Lester graduated from Albion College with high honors in June, 1967 and entered the University of Michigan Law School. He left law school in 1968 to enlist in the United States Army, where he served for four years. After graduating from Infantry Officers' Candidate School in June, 1969, he eventually served a combat tour in Vietnam from August, 1971 through February, 1972. He was awarded the Combat Infantrymen's Badge, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, and a Purple Heart. Upon being honorably discharged, he returned to the University of Michigan Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree in December, 1974.

Mr. Lester started practicing as an associate of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in 1975, focusing on commercial litigation and workers’ compensation defense. After achieving partner status, he left the firm in 1986 to establish a small firm with two colleagues in the workers’ compensation defense practice. In 1997, he started a solo practice and continued to focus on workers’ compensation defense and subrogation.

In 2009, Mr. Lester hired Ms. Brozina as an associate and in 2011, he established the Lester & Norton, P.C. partnership with Mr. Norton.

Professional Recognitions:

Arizona Lawyers of the Year for 2012
State Bar of Arizona- Board of Legal Specialization- Workers’ Compensation Law
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent, 2012
The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-present
Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2011
Arizona Finest Lawyers
Arizona Top Attorneys

Presentations & Publications:
Mr. Lester has presented multiple topics State Bar of Arizona Workers’ Compensation annual seminars, the Industrial Commission of Arizona annual seminars, Arizona Workers’ Compensation Claims Association seminars, and for the State Bar of Arizona.