Summary

As the partner-in-charge of Taft's Delaware office, Steve brings over two decades of combined legal, government, military and political experience to the comprehensive array of services he provides to corporate, public and non-public clients at the state and local levels.

Steve worked in the Ohio Senate and served as the deputy chief legal to Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. He also served as city councilman and vice-mayor of the city of Delaware. In addition, he is chairman of the Delaware County Republican Party and a member of the Delaware County Board of Elections.

He also served as the manager of government relations for the second-largest cable company in the United States (Time Warner Cable) and as the director of law and government affairs for the fifth-largest cable company in the United States (f.k.a. Adelphia Communications).

An army veteran, Steve currently serves as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. In 2010, he returned from a one-year deployment as chief of military justice, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Steve received his law degree from Capital University Law School and his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the Columbus Business First "Forty under 40" class of 2013, honored for his outstanding career achievements and community service.

Awards

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Practice, Land Use and Zoning Law (2020)

All Service Areas

Education

  • Capital University School of Law (2002)
  • The Ohio State University

Admissions

  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association

    Member

  • Delaware County Bar Association

    Member

  • Columbus Bar Association

    Member

  • Ohio Association of Commodores

    Member
    General Counsel

Community Involvement

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

    Member

  • Hiram Lodge No. 18

    Member

  • Paramuthia Lodge

    Member

  • First Families of Athens County

    Member

  • Lifepoint Church

    Member

  • Olentangy Youth Athletic Association

    Coach

  • Olentangy Little League

    Coach

  • Delaware Now!

    Chairman

  • Delaware Partnership

    Member