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University of Richmond Law, J.D., 1980
Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1977

Virginia State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
Commercial & Business Litigation Committee
Banking & Lender Liability Section Litigation Subcommittee Virginia Bar Association
Bar Council; Past Chairman, Lawyer Advertising Committee
Richmond Bar Association, Past President
Chesterfield Bar Association, Past President
The John Marshall American In of Court, Board of Directors
Lawyers Helping Lawyers, Board of Directors

Honors and Awards
AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation, Litigation- Banking & Finance, Litigation – Trust & Estates
Super Lawyer, Virginia Super Lawyers 2006-2017
Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine 2015

Steve has a proven track record of successfully advocating for business owners, executives and entrepreneurs in the courtroom and before governmental bodies. He is an industry leader in alternative fee arrangements.

Steve has over 30 years of experience handling a wide variety of complex business litigation and disputes. Much of his experience is in the infamous “Rocket Docket” of the Eastern District of Virginia, where he began his career clerking for a U.S. District Court judge and continues to teach a popular seminar titled “The Rocket Docket: Trying Cases in the Eastern District of Virginia.” Steve has been consistently recognized by his peers as a distinguished trial lawyer, and is listed among Best Lawyers in America in several categories as well as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” and “Legal Elite.” He has served as president of two local bar associations and on the Bar Council of the Virginia State Bar.

Throughout his career, Steve has also been engaged in the political process and community service. He was appointed by a Virginia governor to the Jobs Commission as co-chair of the new business recruitment and retention committees, and he was appointed by another governor to the Criminal Services Justice Board. Steve has been a candidate for the Republican nomination for attorney general. He currently serves on the boards of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond’s Future and Venture Richmond, and he has a long history of service in other leadership capacities in the Richmond community.