Stephen F. BantaOf Counsel
Steve Banta is of counsel to the Arizona office of Lockhart Park, LLP. He was born and raised in Payson, Arizona and has made the Phoenix area his home since 1987. He attended the University of Arizona and received a B.S. in Animal Sciences in 1993. He received his Juris Doctorate in 2000 from the University of Arizona College of Law.
Mr. Banta’s legal career began with Lewis and Roca, LLP in Phoenix, where he was trained in, among other things, commercial litigation, insurance and construction litigation. Today he similar focuses his practice on litigation matters, with a special emphasis on insurance, employment, construction and general liability defense. He recently obtained a directed verdict for the defense during a jury trial on a $7,000,000 breach of contract claim.
Steve works closely with Managing Partner Bob Lockhart to aggressively defend the firm’s clients through arbitration and trial in both state and federal courts throughout Arizona.
J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 2000
B.S., University of Arizona, 1993