Steven R. Bangerter
Steven R. Bangerter

Mr. Bangerter is recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 litigation lawyers in the State of Utah.Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Bangerter worked as a Radiation Therapist, with a specialty credential in Intra-operative Radiation Oncology. He was honored to receive the American Registry of Radiologic Technology’s Blue Ribbon Award for his research and resulting publication of “The Ultimate Modality for Irradiation and Treatment of Breast Cancer.”In 1993, Mr. Bangerter joined the Costa Mesa based firm of Cooksey, Toolen, Gage, Duffy & Woog, as an associate attorney. Five years later, Mr. Bangerter was named a Partner and a member of the Board of Directors. In that capacity, he managed a team of attorneys with practice areas including insurance defense, insurance coverage, professional negligence, fraudulent business practices, catastrophic closed-head and brain injuries, and matters relating to elder law, hospital and convalescent nursing care.

Thereafter, Mr. Bangerter became the founding partner of Bangerter Frazier & Graff P.C. Originally, the firm opened an office in Oakland, California, but within two years expanded to include offices in Los Angeles, and St. George, Utah. Mr. Bangerter is recognized by A.M. Best Company’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys for “his reputation, character and experience” in the area of insurance law. He has been named to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Professional Experience

  • Golden Key National Honor Society.
  • Licensed Radiation Therapist by the California and American Registries of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Recipient, American Registry of Radiologic Technology Blue Ribbon Award, “The Ultimate Modality for Irradiation and Treatment of Breast Cancer,” 1986.
  • Holder, Cambridge Certificate in Risk Management for Churches and Schools.
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Environment of Business, California State University at Fullerton, 1993-1997; Saddleback College, 1997-2000.
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
  • Former Member, American Registry of Radiation Therapists and California Registry of Radiation Therapists.
  • Previously, on the Board of Directors as a Partner with the forty-five attorney firm of Cooksey, Toolen, Gage, Duffy & Woog, based in Costa Mesa, California.
  • Outside General Counsel for Stellar Enterprise, Inc., Mytrex Mgt., Inc., General Assembly Church of Alameda County, and Rescue Alert, Inc.

Contact Information


Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Church Related Law and Risk Management
  • Employment Practices
  • Contracts
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Bar Admission

  • Los Angeles County, Orange County and American (Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Sections) Bar Associations.
  • State Bar of California
  • Utah State Bar


  • Western State University, J.D., 1993
  • Arizona State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989
  • University of Utah, Radiation Therapist, 1986









Representative Clients

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church
Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church
Agape Christian Fellowship
American Baptist Churches
Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church
Baldwin Hills Baptist Church
Bethany Church
Bethany Church of Sierra Madre
Broadmoor Community Church/United Church of Christ
California Baptist College
California Southern Baptist
Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Baptist College
Calvary Baptist Church of Santa Monica
Calvary Chapel
Calvary Chapel Big Bear
Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa
Calvary Chapel Kanab
Calvary Chapel Placentia
Calvary Chapel San Bernardino
Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda
Calvary Chapel of Yorba Linda School
Calvary Christian School
Calvary Cross
Central Washington Seventh Day Baptist Church
Changed Life Ministries
Chapel Media
Christ Church of Westminster
Christian Heritage School
Church of God in Christ
Church Of The Living God
Church of the Soldiers
College Park Church of God
Congregation Beth El
Covenant Retirement
Deep Valley Christian School
Desert Christian Center
East Hills Community Church
Echos of Faith Christian Center
Embassy Christian Center
Evangelical Free Church
Faith Chinese Alliance Church
Faith Lutheran
Faith Lutheran High School
Faith Tabernacle
Faith United Methodist Church
Faithful Central Bible Church
Family Community Church
First AME Church

First Assembly of God
First Baptist Church of Pomona
First Baptist Church of Van Nuys
First Baptist Church of Ventura
First Christian Church of Escondido
First Evangelical Church
First Southern Baptist Church
First United Methodist
Full Gospel Assembly of God
Garden Grove
Gardena Valley Assembly of God
General Assembly Church
Gloria Baptist Church
Grace Baptist Church
Grace Church & School
Grace Lutheran Church
Greater St. James Baptist Church
Happy Valley Missionary Baptist Church
Hawthorne Assembly of God
Highland Park Lutheran
Highway Tabernacle Church of God
Holy Trinity & St. Benedict Episcopal Church
Hope International
Hosanna Chapel
Inglesia Los Amigos
International Faith Center
King Chapel Christian Center
L.A. District Church of the Nazarene
Light and Life Free Methodist Church
Lincoln Avenue Church of Christ
Living Waters Missionary
Long Beach Brethren Manor
Lutheran Church – Missouri
Lutheran Social Services of So. California
Macedonia Baptist Church of Vallejo
The Master’s College and Seminary
The Master’s College
Mission Blvd Church of Christ
Mission Springs Christian Camps and Conference Center
Monte Vista Christian School
Montrose Baptist Church
Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary
New Harvest Christian Fellowship
New Harvest Church-Fresno, Inc.
Noah’s Ark
Norwalk Assembly of God
Olympia Lacey Church of God
Orange Hill Presbyterian Church
Oriental Mission

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Pacifica Christian
Park Windsor Baptist Church
Presbytery of the Pacific
Prosperity Missionary Baptist Church
Rafael Convalescent Hospital
Rainbow Christian Preschool
Renton Park Chapel Evangelical Church of North America
Rialto Baptist Church
Risen Life Church
Riverlakes Community Church
Saigon Reformed Church
Santa Maria First Church of the Nazarene
Santa Monica Christian Towers
Santa Monica Church of the Nazarene
Saints Rest Baptist Church
Santa Rosa Christian School
Saratoga Federated Church
Shepherd of the Hills
Sinai Temple
Slavic Evangelical Christian Baptist Church
South Bay Evangelical Christian Church
South Bay Islamic Association
Southern Baptist Bible College
St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church
St. George Episcopal Church of Laguna Hills
St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church
St. Paul Baptist Church
Temple Akiba
Temple Aliyah
Temple Ahavat Shalom
Temple Beth Am
Temple Netivot Shalom
Torrance First Presbyterian Church
Truevine Community Church
True Vine Missionary Baptist Church
Twin Oaks Church
United Methodist Church
United Pentecostal Church of Modesto
United Pentecostal Church of Salt Lake City, Utah
Unity Church of Truth
University Synagogue
Victory Baptist Church
Victory Outreach
Village Covenant Church
West Angeles Church of God in Christ
Western Baptist Church
Westminster Academy
Westmont College