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Steve Zieff

Profile Updated: July 16, 2015
Steve Zieff
Residing In:
Oakland, CA USA
Elaine Leitner
Ariel Leitner-Zieff, born 1989
Jake Leitner-Zieff, born 1991
Yes! Attending Reunion

After BHS, I went to Brown and then worked as a VISTA in Colorado. After that, in 1975, I went to law school at U.C. Berkeley and enjoy the perks of California living, including lots of skiing, bicycle riding, hoops, and more than my fair share of Grateful Dead concerts.

After law school, I worked as a legal aid lawyer until 1986 - representing low income folks in a variety of civil cases and, eventually, running a law program serving senior citizens. Since 1987, I have worked as a plaintiffs' lawyer in San Francisco, representing employees and workers in a variety of discrimination, employment termination cases, and other workers' rights cases. For the past couple of decades, I've spent the bulk of my professional time handling class actions on behalf of workers deprived of overtime pay by their employers.

More significantly, in 1987, I got married to Elaine Leitner. We have two children - Ariel, who is about to start law school, and Jake, who is working in San Francisco.

Right now, I'm spending more time on non-profit boards, doing lots of bike riding, doing as much skiing as I can get in, and learning to play the saxophone (participating in some local blues jams). I've also done some writing lately.

I've been on some fun and interesting trips the past couple of years, including a 28 day trek in the Dolpo region of Western Nepal, a trip to Brazil for the world cup, and a month in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos).

What activities did you participate in at the High School?

swim team, sophomore baseball with Clem McCann, and the DPA.

How did you hear about the BHS Reunion Page ? Please check answer & provide detail if you can

Classmate Shelley Denenberg

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Dec 01, 2017 at 12:33 PM

I have not seen Richard in too many years; but, I remember many good times with him during high school years and the years that followed. Richard was blessed with a  terrific sense of humor that brought lots of laughs to those around him. Thinking about him will always bring a smile, smile, smile. He will be missed.

My condolences to his family.


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