Steve’s practice focuses on business law and the defense of professional liability claims. These practice areas include corporate law, commercial and malpractice litigation. He regularly handles negotiations, acquisitions, and leasing of commercial properties. Steve also assists small businesses in all aspects of an initial startup including entity selection and formation as well as the sale and purchase of a business. His litigation experience includes numerous trials in State and Federal court both prosecution and defending contract disputes, professional liability claims, and personal injury lawsuits.


• Representation of individuals and businesses in contact disputes, real estate transactions, and employment matters.
• Representation of accountants, engineers, construction managers, attorneys, contractors, and owners in professional liability claims.
• Jury and bench trials of personal injury, property damage, and professional liability lawsuits.
• Formation of businesses and estate planning
• Litigation of estate & trust matters


• Bethany House Services, Board Member
• Karen Carns Foundation, Board of Directors
• Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor


• Cincinnati Bar Association
• Ohio State Bar Association
• Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Arbitration (Chairman)
• Clermont County Common Pleas Court Arbitration (Chairman)


• State of Ohio
• U.S District Court, Southern District of Ohio


• Received AV peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell- a reflection of having achieved the highest level of professional skill and integrity a lawyer can earn


• University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1985)
• Xavier University (B.A., 1982)