Darrell Steinberg

Former California Senate President pro Tempore


Darrell Steinberg is a shareholder in the Sacramento office and Chair of the California Government Law & Policy Practice. He provides strategic counsel to clients with matters involving state and local government.

Darrell Steinberg is one of the most respected political leaders in California, having most recently served as President Pro Tem of the State Senate from 2008 to 2014. His more than twenty-year career in public service also included six years in both the State Assembly and the Sacramento City Council. Over the course of his legislative tenure, Steinberg forged difficult agreements to usher the state from a $42 billion deficit to a surplus budget, implemented groundbreaking mental healthcare legislation, strengthened the state’s foster care system, improved K-12 education standards, reformed the statewide ballot initiative, and made historic investments in California’s water and transportation infrastructure.

Darrell is also the Founder and Board Chair of The Steinberg Institute for Advancing Mental Health Policy.