Ted K. Stream

Ted K. Stream


Complex litigation specialist in a variety of legal practice areas

Ted Stream is a Founding Shareholder of Stream Kim Hicks Wrage & Alfaro, P.C. His leadership and respect in the legal community is earned as a result of passionate client service and noteworthy courtroom victories on the state, federal, and appellate court levels. Ted’s extensive experience with complex claims in a variety of areas continues to attract requests from clients around the world, many of whom are on the Fortune 500.

He began his career by graduating with honors from Willamette University College of Law. He subsequently served as a law clerk in the Oregon Department of Justice. For 13 years he was a Partner in the law firm Stream & Stream and then a Partner at Gresham Savage, before launching Stream Kim Hicks Wrage & Alfaro.

Areas of Practice 

Ted’s expertise extends to a huge spectrum of practice areas including:

Real estate
Land use
Eminent domain
Real property
Construction defects
Intellectual property
Trade secrets
Unfair business practices
Public law

Awards & Publications

His high ethical standards, influential published cases, and many years of experience have earned Ted the highest recognition –Preeminent AV- from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is awarded through a peer review system.

Sharing his insights with industry peers matters a great deal. Ted has been published in the National Business Institute | Judicial Forum as well as the World Trademark Review.

Courtroom Success

Successfully defending a well-known civil engineering firm in a multi-million dollar malpractice action.

Serving as lead trial and appellate counsel for dozens of counties, cities and fire districts before the California Supreme Court in a series of cases that defined rights and responsibilities under the California Emergency Medical Services Act [City of San Bernardino v. County of San Bernardino, 15 Cal.4th 909, 64 Cal.Rptr.2d 814 (1996)].

Successfully defending a prominent software developer against a former employer’s claim of ownership, winning a widely publicized case.

Successfully representing a Texas petroleum company in a toxic tort case before the Court of Appeals [Rivas v. Safety-Kleen Corporation,98 Cal.App.4th 218, 199 Cal.Rptr.2d 503 (2002)].

Litigating antitrust action against the County of San Luis Obispo on behalf of an ambulance company, negotiating a favorable long-term exclusive operating agreement at a higher reimbursement rate [Five Cities Ambulance Services, Inc. v. County of San Luis Obispo, EDCV97-180 RJT(CTX) (1997)].

Successfully obtaining a $2.3 million dollar verdict in a hotly contested real estate matter in Houston Texas, against JM Manufacturing Company, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of PVC pipe.

Obtaining a defense verdict in a declaratory relief action by a co-owner of a shopping center who wanted to abolish all restrictive covenants in recorded CC&R’s.

Recovering an unprecedented $600,000 in attorney’s fees and costs in an action brought against the world’s largest retailer.


When not in the courtroom, Ted is an active participant in the legal and civic communities. Affiliations include:

American Bar Association, Member

American Inns of Court, Member

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member

Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

California Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member and Past President

Riverside County Bar Association, Member

State Bar of California, Member

A Foundation for Kids, Board of Directors, 2014-present

American Heart Association, Board of Directors Chairman, 2014-present

Inland Empire Heart & Stroke Walk, Chairman, 2013-2014

La Sierra University Community Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 2003-present

Raincross Club, Member, 2002-present

California Riverside Ballet, Member, Board of Directors, 2003-2006

Leadership Riverside Class of 2003, Member

Loma Linda Financial Advisers, Member, Executive Committee, 2001-present

United Way of the Inland Valley, Member, Board of Directors, 1996-2005

La Sierra University Students in Free Enterprise, Member, Advisory Board, 1994-2004

Make-A-Wish Foundation, Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, 1994-1995