Steve is a fourth-generation Oregonian who is a passionate advocate and innovative strategist. He skillfully navigates sensitive and high-pressure situations for his clients in civil litigation and appeals, property development, and general business matters. He enjoys identifying creative solutions for those impacted by government regulation and has a boutique election law practice.
While working at the highest levels of Oregon government, he managed a state agency legal portfolio, crafted an award-winning administrative rule protecting the voting rights of over 60,000 Oregonians, and helped negotiate a multi-billion-dollar bipartisan “grand bargain” in the Oregon Legislature. He has argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Arizona Supreme Court.
Steve is a long-time bicycle commuter who enjoys strategy board games, hiking, and spending time with his wife Sonja, two kids, and their friends and family.
Professional and Community Service
- Salem Planning Commission
- Foster Parent
- Oregon State Bar
- Beaverton Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee
- Conestoga Middle School Local School Committee