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Biography

Steve dedicates most of his practice to helping employers navigate tricky personnel issues and advising them on all types of labor and employment matters. Steve defends clients in state and federal court against claims of employment discrimination, retaliation,  wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, workplace injuries, intentional torts, and every variety of employment law claim. Steve also regularly handles administrative matters involving workers’ compensation, charges of discrimination, unemployment disputes, and OSHA enforcement.

Steve graduated cum laude from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2017. While in law school, Steve was a judicial extern for both Judge Michael H. Watson and Judge Michael R. Barrett in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, as well as Judge Richard A. Frye in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Steve also served on the Ohio State Law Journal as a staff editor, then articles editor. Steve volunteered his time in the summer to the Hamilton County Youth Court, a criminal diversion program for first-time juvenile offenders.

Other Info About Steve

Education

Law School

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2017, cum laude
The Ohio State Law Journal, Staff Editor (2015-2016), Articles Editor (2016-2017)

Undergrad

The Ohio State University, B.A., History, 2013, magna cum laudewith honors in the Arts and Sciences

Bar Membership

Steve is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2017

Clerkships

Steve served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

Judicial Extern, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Honorable Judge Michael H. Watson, 2017

Judicial Extern, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Honorable Judge Richard A. Frye, 2016

Judicial Extern, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Honorable Judge Michael R. Barrett, 2015

Courts

Steve is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

CALI Award for Excellence, Legal Analysis and Writing

CALI Award for Excellence, Evidence in Trial Practice

Ernest Karam Award, Legal Analysis and Writing I & II

LL.M. Legal Writing Fellow, 2016

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Hamilton County Youth Court, 2015

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO), Board Member, 2020 – present

United Way of Central Ohio, LINC Ambassador, 2019 – present

Columbus Historical Society, Member, 2018 – present