L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc.

L. A. Stevens & Associates, Inc is a full service Land Surveying firm representing public, private, and commercial clients throughout the Bay Area since 1991.  The employees of L. A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. provide prompt, professional, and cost effective land surveying services to our clients in order to meet comprehensive land surveying requirements. Our unique ability to provide thorough research of existing survey records, both filed and unfiled, delivers the exceptional result that clients seek. This level of professionalism allows us to establish the quality and quantity of field evidence that needs to be found in order to record a properly documented and legally defendable survey of your boundary.  Lawrence Stevens, P.L.S. has been called upon to provide Expert Witness Services for cases involving boundary and land disputes throughout the State of California.  Many involve landslide cases where he and his staff of professionals provide topographic mapping used to determine the cause of the slide as well as base mapping used by Geotechnical and Civil Engineers in determining solutions to fixing conditions having caused the slide.  Mr. Stevens testimony has been relied upon when defining the extent of landslides and timelines for their movement.  We provide attorneys litigation surpport prior to mediations, arbitration and trials.

L. A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. personnel completed multiple workshops sponsored by FEMA and Marin County addressing FEMA regulations pertaining to Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements, and FEMA Elevation Certificates.  FEMA states, “Communities participating in the Community Rating System (CRS) are required to use the FEMA Elevation Certificate.”  Workshops attended by our staff help ensure proper completion of FEMA Elevation Certificates and the FEMA Letter of Map Change (LOMC).  These include the Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) and Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F) process.

Certified California Small Business Enterprise #1751747, L. A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. is positioned to work and collaborate with clients seeking assistance in government contract procurement.  Our unique capabilities and experience afford businesses in this niche a competitive advantage throughout the State. 

Whether your needs include Boundary, Topographic, FEMA Elevation Certification, ALTA / ACSM, Litigation Support, and/or Expert Witness Services, we are well prepared, addressing your needs effectively.  Our office is located on the Southern tip of Novato, serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area with clientele throughout Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, Mendocino, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda and San Mateo.  In Marin County, our expertise is unparalleled. 

Mr. Stevens owns the largest private collection of historical survey archive records and unfiled maps of properties throughout Marin County. Access to these records gives us a distinct advantage in locating and verifying monuments and markers from original surveys performed since the 1890’s, leading to a more accurate survey for our clients.  The use of these records affords added security for our clients should a survey conducted by our firm or by another ever be contested in a legal dispute. 

Mr. Stevens is a past Board of Director of the California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA).  He  held the office of President of the Marin County chapter of the CLSA in 2005 and 2006 and has been an active member since 1990.  He is a founding member of the Land Surveyors Advisory Council on Technical Standards, whose purpose is to research, review, debate and publish opinions and decisions issued by local, state and federal courts whenever they relate to the practice of land surveying. The opinions issued are intended to define and guide the standard of care in California and serve to educate fellow professionals. (Larry) Stevens is recognized by the courts and the legal profession as an Expert Witness and is called upon to testify in disputes involving land survey issues, unrelated to L. A. Stevens & Associates, Inc., due to his firms unique position in the industry and widely recognized professional expertise.