Steven received his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1995. Initially a prosecutor for Multnomah County, Steven entered labor law in 2002. He has handled countless labor relations cases including complex terminations, contract interpretations, and disciplinary proceedings at all levels including investigations, grievances and arbitrations.
Steven is licensed in Oregon and Washington and has worked with employers of varying sizes as a chief negotiator and labor relations attorney for collective bargaining, giving him an experienced understanding of both the Union and Management perspectives. He has litigated various labor matters, such as unit clarification petitions and unfair labor practices, including matters before the Oregon Employment Relations Board and the Washington Public Employees Relations Board.
Steven is passionate about representing employers and seeking productive and efficient labor relationships. He provides continual training to clients and government agencies based on a comprehensive view of collective bargaining, labor relations and employment law matters. Steven also counsels employers in a broad spectrum of HR and legal matters including employee discipline, medical leave obligations, the Affordable Care Act, return to work/fit for duty situations, and wage and hour matters.