Mr. Gross is a litigator and has extensive experience handling complex insurance coverage, professional liability, and catastrophic personal injury defense matters. Mr. Gross serves as national and regional coverage counsel for two large insurance carriers and has appeared in state and federal courts in Arizona, California, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Alaska, Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, South Dakota, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Utah.
Mr. Gross speaks and writes frequently on insurance law topics and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2019. He is a contributing author for Couch on Insurance 3d, a nationally recognized authoritative treatise on insurance law often recognized and relied upon by courts and attorneys throughout the United States. He also authored chapter nine of Practical Tools for Handling Insurance Cases which aims to filter complex insurance coverage issues into an easily readable and digestible format for attorneys across the country and was published by West in 2011.
Mr. Gross is one of two managing authors and editors selected by the Arizona State Bar to create the Arizona Tort Law Handbook which has sold hundreds of copies to lawyers throughout the State of Arizona. He has published over twenty articles relating to insurance coverage, liability defense, and claims practices including chapter eight of the national Claims Adjuster’s Automobile Liability handbook published by West in 2009. He has been listed by Southwest Super Lawyers since inception and maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Gross is a member of the CPCU Society.
Associations & Activities
- Trucking Insurance Defense Association
- CPCU Society
- AADC-YLD Board of Directors, 2008-2010
- Mended Little Hearts Pediatric Heart Charity, 2012-2015
Awards & Recognition
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2019 – Present, Insurance Law
- Arizona’s Finest Lawyer
- Southwest Super Lawyers
- Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star
- Arizona Top Lawyers 2016, Phoenix, Magazine
- Arizona State University (B.A., Economics, summa cum laude, 2002; J.D., cum laude, 2005)
- Arizona State Law Journal
- Arizona State Bar Tax Scholarship. 2005
- William H. Pedrick Scholar
News & Publications
2022 Personal Injury Basics
First and third-part bad faith - Arizona State Bar
Arizona Tort Law Handbook
(Arizona State Bar 2012), managing editor
2021 The Best Lawyers in America
The Cavanagh Law Firm is pleased to announce that 14 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. We are also deeply proud to announce that The Best Lawyers in America also named Phil C. Gerard the Family Law...
2020 Insurance Law Institute
Two day CLE presentation - Arizona State Bar
Firm Attorneys Recognized As America’s Most Honored Lawyers
America's Most Honored Lawyer Recognition The Cavanagh Law Firm is proud to recognize that many of our attorneys have recently received professional honors as America's Most Honored Lawyers by American Registry. Thirteen of the Firm’s attorneys have been awarded the...
Cavanagh Law Firm Receives Top-notch 2019 Awards with First-Rate Attorneys
The Cavanagh Law Firm is an outstanding and distinguished law firm in Arizona that covers a variety of practices. The Firm’s exceptional lawyers have an impressive history litigating complex and sophisticated cases. The firm has been recognized by U.S. News - Best...
2017 Insurance Law Institute
Arizona State Bar
15 Attorneys Named as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Southwest Super Lawyers selected 12 senior attorneys for its 2017 honor. Named for this honor are Helen R. Davis, William M. Demlong, Philip C. Gerard, Connie T. Gould, Christina S. Hamilton, Ralph E. Hunsaker, Timothy R. Hyland, Steven Plitt, Elliot H. Wernick, Richard J. Woods and Jerry D. Worsham II. Steven J. Gross, Jordan R. Plitt and John K. Wittwer were named as up-and-coming, Rising Stars.
2016 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Four attorneys were named as 2016 Rising Stars by Southwest Super Lawyers. Justin Niedzialek was named in the Employment Litigation: Defense category; and Steven Gross, Jordan Plitt and John Wittwer were selected in the Insurance Coverage category.