Steve Tidrick is the firm's founder and managing partner. He has extensive experience in representing a diverse range of clients, both individuals and corporations, in cases ranging from relatively small consumer claims to claims up to $1 billion. Before founding the Tidrick Law Firm, Mr. Tidrick was a partner with Girard Gibbs LLP, a national litigation firm practicing in the areas of class actions and complex business litigation. Previously he was a senior associate with David Boies's law firm, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, one of the nation's premier law firms representing clients in some of the highest profile disputes in the world.
Mr. Tidrick graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Tidrick is a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California. He previously served as vice president of the board of directors of the California Bar Foundation, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the State Bar of California. He is admitted to the state bars of California and Massachusetts, and in various federal courts.
Mr. Tidrick served during the Clinton Administration on the "reinventing government" project. He later wrote a cover story for The New Republic titled "The Budget Inferno," which was republished in The New Republic Guide to the Issues: the '96 Campaign (Basic Books, 1996). Mr. Tidrick has served as Chair of the Oakland Library Advisory Commission and served on the Oakland & Berkeley Mayors' Task Force on Emergency Preparedness and Community Restoration. He was President of the Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club from 2005 through 2007. He has moderated candidate forums and debates in local and statewide elections, including the first televised debate among the candidates for Mayor of Oakland in 2006. In 2008, he was elected by voters in California's Ninth Congressional District to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He has directed teams of attorneys in voter protection efforts in several elections.