Bar & Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Education

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

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

Philadelphia Bar Association

Delaware Bar Association

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Steve concentrates his practice on environmental litigation and has broad experience litigating a wide variety of environmental matters including toxic tort defense, administrative appeals of agency permitting and enforcement actions, defense against citizen suits under federal and state laws, and cost recovery actions.  Steve has litigated numerous matters relating to large or controversial infrastructure or development projects, which frequently involve litigation across multiple forums – state, federal, and local – and before administrative agencies.  He has extensive experience in administrative litigation, including challenges brought against federal agencies under the Administrative Procedure Act, as well as challenges to agency action before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, the Delaware River Basin Commission, and the Delaware Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board, as well as under Article 78 in New York. 

Steve is a magna cum laude graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law. During law school, He 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.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York, Steve works out of Western New York where he frequently explores the outdoors and cheers for the emergent Buffalo Bills.

Representative examples of Steve's experience include the following:

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers® "Ones to Watch" listing (commercial litigation), 2021. The Best Lawyers list is issued by Woodward/White Inc. Click here to view the selection methodology.

    Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
    “Rising Star” listing (environmental litigation), since 2018. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. Click here to view the selection methodology.

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"PFAS:  A Family of Emerging Contaminants" presented at the Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE, May 30, 2019

"Putting Your Best Face Forward: Managing Your Social Media Presence" presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's A Day on Real Estate, Philadelphia, PA, August 1, 2019

"Putting Your Best Face Forward: Managing Your Social Media Presence" presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, PA, December 7, 2018

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

"Putting Your Best Face Forward: Managing Your Social Media Presence" presented at the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Lexington,KY, October 18, 2017

"Putting 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

"Putting 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

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