Senior Trial Counsel
Location: Austin Office
Stephen P. Bega graduated from Trinity University in 1996 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies. He received his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1999. While attending law school, he was also a visiting student at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio for the Spring semester of 1999. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1999.
Stephen has represented individuals and businesses throughout the State of Texas, including Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso, Waco, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. He has argued cases on appeal to the Third Court of Appeals of Texas in Austin and has served as first chair on numerous trials in Travis County, Bastrop County, Bexar County, Bell County, Falls County, Harris County, Potter/Randall County, and McLennan County. He has also handled an appeal all the way up to the United States Supreme Court.
Stephen is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, and Southern District of Texas. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Travis County Bar Association, and the Austin Bar Association. Stephen’s primary area of practice is personal injury defense, with a concentration on trucking and transportation litigation, premises liability, products liability, construction litigation and commercial litigation.
Stephen joined the law firm of Germer Beaman & Brown for a second time in April 2018. From April 2013 to April 2018, he worked as a Senior Attorney at Castagna Scott, LLP in Austin, Texas. From December 2011 to March 2013, he worked as in-house counsel for Farmers Insurance at Clark Price & Trevino in Austin, Texas. In 2011, he worked as a motion practice attorney at Hanna & Plaut, LLP in Austin, Texas. He moved to Austin in 2002 when he went to work with Germer Gertz Beaman & Brown, LLP after starting his legal career in November 1999 at Bivin & McNamara, in Houston, Texas.