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Overview

With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, Steven handles toxic tort, asbestos and product liability claims, with an emphasis on insurance matters.

Steven began his legal career as in-house counsel for a major insurance company before focusing on asbestos and toxic landfill cases. Today, he represents insurance carriers, defending clients against toxic tort, mass tort, asbestos and product liability claims. His work includes:

  • Defending clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Maryland courts
  • Resolving cases with dispositive motions prior to trial
  • Preparing case analysis reports for national counsel and insurance carriers to properly evaluate cases for trial or settlement
  • Drafting settlement documents and ensuring compliance with Medicare regulations
  • Conducting and defending depositions

Steven handles cases in some of the country’s most plaintiff-friendly East Coast jurisdictions, yet maintains a high success rate as a defense attorney, favorably settling and helping clients avoid court in more than 90 percent of matters. When clients do find themselves in court, he is a fierce advocate who has prevailed on summary judgement even in difficult jurisdictions—a position that usually puts clients among a small prevailing minority among their co-defendants.

Clients value Steven’s reliability, responsiveness and sense of calm: after nearly two decades practicing in toxic tort, there’s very little that surprises or alarms him, and he has a knack for finding a solution to any challenge that arises.


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Recognition

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010

Education

  • J.D., Widener University School of Law
  • B.A., Montclair State University

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Steven is associated with the Houston office for telephone and mailing purposes only. He is not admitted in Texas.



*Steven works remotely and is licensed in New Jersey, practicing in Woolwich Township. Contact Steven via e-mail or phone for in person/virtual meetings. Use our Houston address for mail/deliveries only (not licensed in Houston).
Experience
  • Prevailed on summary judgement in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania via the bare metal defense for a boiler company. Clients were among a small minority of prevailing defendants.
  • Prevailed on summary judgement for a press machine company in a low dose exposure issue in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Outside the Office

Steven loves to spend time with his family. They enjoy vacationing on the Jersey Shore and in Florida and Arizona, and when they’re at home can often be found at a ballgame. Steven has long been involved with both Little League and Youth League and currently coaches his teen son’s team.

Community Leadership
  • South Jersey Legal Services, Pro Bono Attorney

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