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  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware

Education

The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

  • 2013 PBI Environmental Law Forum Student Scholarship Recipient
  • CALI Awards:  Oil and Gas Law; Evidence; Legal Research & Writing II; Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award: highest scoring trial in Trial Advocacy II
  • Law Review Managing Editor’s Award:  exemplary dedication to Comment Writing Program (2014)
  • Woolsack Honor Society, representing top 15 percent of class
  • AAJ Trial Team 
  • Student Bar Association: Wellness Committee Founder/Chair


Allegheny College, B.A. (English), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2009

  • Mary A. Flower Award, Most Outstanding Senior English Student, 2009

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Delaware Bar Association

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Stephen joined Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, in 2016 and concentrates his practice on environmental litigation.  He has represented an array of individual and business clients on a variety of different environmental matters, ranging from litigating land contamination issues to defending permits against third-party appeals.

He was previously a member of Potter Anderson & Corroon’s Corporate Litigation Group where he gained extensive experience in high stakes commercial disputes involving breaches of contract, tortious interference, trade secrets, as well as corporate disputes involving breaches of fiduciary duty.

Stephen is a magna cum laude graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law. During law school, he was a research assistant for a Legal Writing Professor, Nicole Chong. Stephen also served as a federal judicial extern for the Honorable D. Brooks Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Pamela A. Ruest on the Centre County Court of Common Pleas.

He is a member of the Delaware and Philadelphia Bar Associations and has been representing unaccompanied minors pro bono in U.S. Immigration Court assisting them in defending against removal proceedings since 2015.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys putting his hiking and survival skills to the test. 

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"Put Your Best Face Forward: Managing Your Social Media Presence" presented at the Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 29, 2017

"Put Your Best Face Forward: Managing Your Social Media Presence" presented at the 9th Annual Oil & Gas Law Colloquium, Washington, PA, June 21, 2017

"What Did I Say? The Intersection of Social Media and Employment Law" presented at the Penn Law Black Law Students Association's 29th Annual Sadie T. M. Alexander Conference - Social Media and the Law, Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 2017

"Put Your Best Face Forward: Managing Your Company's Online Presence" presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia Chapter - Ethics & Compliance Institute, Philadelphia, PA, December 1, 2016