Stephen Bega

Direct: 512.329.1010
Email: Stephen@TexasDefense.com
Firm: 512.329.3290
Fax: 888.255.0132

General

Mr. Bega has represented individuals and businesses throughout the State of Texas, including Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Waco, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley.  His primary area of practice is personal injury defense, with a concentration on trucking and transportation litigation, as well as premises liability, products liability, HOA litigation, construction litigation, and general liability.
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, Harris County and McLennan County.

Employment

Mr. Bega joined the law firm of Castagna Scott LLP in April 2013. From December 2011 to March 2013, he worked as in house counsel for Farmers Insurance at Clark Price & Trevino in Austin, Texas.  In 2011, Mr. Bega worked as a motion practice attorney at Hanna & Plaut, LLP in Austin, Texas. Mr. Bega 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.

Education

Mr. Bega 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 in San Antonio, Texas for Spring semester of 1999. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University in 1996. At Trinity University, Mr. Bega was a member of the Varsity Baseball team. Mr. Bega was the Valedictorian of Elgin High School in 1992.

Bar admissions and activities

​Mr. Bega was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1999. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas and the United States Fifth Circuit. He is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Austin Bar Association.

Personal

Mr. Bega was raised locally in Elgin, Texas. Mr. Bega serves on various local and community board of directors for youth and community associations.