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 briefed cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Oregon and Arizona Supreme Courts, and the Oregon Court of Appeals.
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
- Beaverton Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee
- Conestoga Middle School Local School Committee