Summary

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

An Army Veteran, Steve currently serves as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. Steve has an active TS-SCI clearance and has high-level contacts with the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, various federal intelligence, defense, and security agencies as well as key contacts within Ohio with state executive agencies, legislature, and throughout Ohio at the local levels.

Steve’s experience and the relationships he has built enable him to effectively assist clients with their policy, procurement, contracting, rulemaking, economic development, and legislative decisions.

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

    (2019 - present)

All Service Areas

Education

  • Capital University Law School (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