Steve provides clients with responsive, effective, and efficient solutions to complicated problems. Steve’s litigation practice focuses on complex business, securities, insurance coverage, and consumer disputes. He also regularly provides counsel to progressive causes and candidates regarding Oregon and local elections law.
Steve represents both individuals and institutions, predominantly as plaintiffs, in state and federal trial courts, before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and before other arbitration and regulatory bodies. He has briefed and argued appellate matters before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Steve has also served as an arbitrator the past several years. His clients value his straightforward but strategic approach to resolving disputes both in and out of the courtroom, and his special expertise in navigating politically sensitive matters.