Summary

Steve concentrates his practice on all types of litigation and in public law and environmental matters. He has been involved in many environmental cases, one of which included serving as third-party plaintiff's counsel to seven Fortune 500 companies in bringing a third-party complaint against more than 350 other generator and transporter companies in a major Superfund site in Ohio. 

Steve has successfully represented both private and public clients in landmark zoning, land-use and eminent domain cases before the Ohio Supreme Court. He has also been involved in complex commercial litigation of all varieties, including both federal and state securities matters, and significant commercial and consumer class actions. He recently won a jury verdict of over $2.4 million in an accounting malpractice case.

Steve is a member of the Environmental Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is a former member of the American Bar Association. He was also a member of the Cleveland Bar Foundation's Board of Trustees and the Foundation's Treasurer.

Steve graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1969, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Law Review. Three years earlier, he had earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Bowling Green State University in 1966. He is a member and past president, vice president and secretary of both the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association and the Cuyahoga County Law Directors Association.

Awards

All Service Areas

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1969)
  • Bowling Green State University (1966)

Admissions

  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Benchers by Case Western Reserve University School of Law

    Member

  • John M. Manos Inn of Court

    Master Bencher

  • International Association of Defense Counsel

    Past Member

  • Eighth District Judicial Conference

    Life Member

  • Ohio Municipal Attorneys' Association

    Past President
    Past Vice President
    Past Secretary

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation

    Past Treasurer, Board of Trustees

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    Member

  • Ohio State Bar Association

    Member

  • Cuyahoga County Law Directors' Association

    Member
    Past President
    Past Vice President 
    Past Secretary

  • American Bar Association

    Past Member

Community Involvement

  • The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio

    Member, Board of Directors

  • City of Independence and the Village of Bratenahl

    Past Law Director