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Stephen M. Duvernay

Steve Duvernay is an attorney with Benbrook Law Group, where he provides litigation and counseling services for matters arising in the constitutional, political, administrative, and public policy arenas. He has experience representing clients in complex civil and constitutional litigation in state and federal courts, political and election law matters, and appeals.

Steve is a Senior Research Fellow with the California Constitution Center at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

Before joining Benbrook Law Group, Steve worked as an associate at DLA Piper and Klinedinst PC. Steve graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


Board Member, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Sacramento Lawyers Chapter 

Board Member, Federal Bar Association, Sacramento Chapter (Past President)

Board Member, Sacramento County Bar Foundation 

Board Member, Barristers’ Club of Sacramento (Past President)

Northern California Super Lawyers


David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, Rodolfo E. Rivera Aquino & Brandon V. Stracener, California Constitutional Law: Privacy, 59 San Diego L. Rev. 119 (2022)

David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, Benjamin Gevercer & Meghan Fenzel, California Constitutional Law: Direct Democracy, 92 S. Cal. L. Rev. 557 (2019).

David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay & Brandon V. Stracener, California Constitutional Law: Popular Sovereignty, 68 Hastings L.J. 731 (2017)

David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, California Constitutional Law: The Guarantee Clause and California’s Republican Form of Government, 62 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. 104 (2014).



State Bar of California

State Bar of Texas

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals, 2d Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

All federal district courts in California



Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2007), cum laude

University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2003)

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