Steven J. Gross
Steven J. Gross
Senior Member

Representative Experience

Mr. Gross is a Senior Member at The Cavanagh Law Firm where his practice is devoted to insurance coverage, personal injury, and bad faith litigation.  His representation of the insurance industry spans both first-party property and third-party liability claims arising out of all types of insurance coverage.  Mr. Gross has particular expertise with respect to coverage issues related to the interstate motor carrier transportation industry.  He serves as national and regional coverage counsel for large motor carrier transportation insurance carriers and has advised clients on coverage and bad faith litigation in Arizona, Kansas, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Alaska, Georgia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Virginia, South Dakota, Utah, and California.  In many of these states, Mr. Gross has appeared before local and federal courts pro hac vice.

Mr. Gross has substantial experience representing insurance companies in coverage and bad faith litigation involving disability and accident claims.  He has also defended many personal injury cases involving tractor-trailer and automobile accidents, premises liability, product liability and professional insurance agent/broker negligence.

Currently, Mr. Gross is Chair of the Arizona State Bar Motor Carrier Transportation continuing legal education program and is one of the two managing authors and editors of the Arizona Tort Law Handbook.  He has published over twenty articles and books 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 and chapter nine of the two volume book titled Handling Insurance Cases published by West in 2011.  He has been listed by Best Lawyers in America, Southwest Super Lawyers as a rising star since inception, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, and maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Gross is a member of the CPCU Society, the Trucking Insurance Defense Association (TIDA), and the Arizona Association of Special Investigation Units.

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
  • 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in American for Insurance Law
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Arizona Top Lawyers 2016, Phoenix, Magazine
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 1%


  • 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

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.

The Cavanagh Law Firm is Home to 23 Super Lawyers (2015 list)

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.