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Steve represents clients across the country in regulatory compliance counseling, permit negotiations, wetlands disputes, rulemaking challenges, and in defense of civil enforcement litigation, citizen suits, criminal prosecutions and claims related to contaminated property.

Steve has particular proficiency in representing governmental entities and industry in all aspects of stormwater and wastewater regulations, including permitting, compliance counseling, rulemaking challenges and enforcement defense, and in local water, sewer and stormwater planning and CSO/SSO control plans. His practice also concentrates in the defense of heavily regulated industries, such as iron and steel mills, pulp and paper mills, titanium mills, chemical plants, landfills and food manufacturers.

Steve's Relevant Experience

Other Info About Steve


Law School

University of Dayton School of Law, J.D.
Recipient Outstanding Moot Competition Award
National Securities Team
Moot Court Board Advisor

Graduate School

University of Cincinnati, M.S. Program, Industrial Hygiene

Undergraduate School

Wright State University, B.S., Environmental Health, Minor, Chemistry

Bar Memberships

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



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

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004-2022

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2003-2022

Chambers USA, Natural Resources & Environment, 2005-2021

AV® Preeminent™ Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Cambridge Forums: Participation in Invitation-Only Clean Water Act Forum in Washington, DC for Leading Practitioners, 2010-2011

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee

Cincinnati Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee

Water Environment Federation, Member

Ohio Water Environment Association, Member

Ohio County Commissioners Association, Affiliate Member

Ohio Sanitary Engineers Association, Affiliate Member

Operator Training Committee of Ohio, Speakers Bureau Member

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

N. KY Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Affairs Committee

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Committee

Past Villa Hills/Crescent Springs Soccer Club, Board Member

Past Northern Kentucky Soccer Officials Association, High School Referee

Past United States Soccer Federation, Referee

Past Cincinnati Area Knothole League, District 29 Coach

Past Northern Kentucky AAU Association, Basketball Coach

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