Steve is the Chair of the Railroad Practice Group. He has tried many railroad, trucking, first party insurance, and a wide variety of other lawsuits in a wide range of venues. He is a past President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, and has served as the DRI state representative from Illinois and on DRI’s Board of Directors.
Steve served as the President of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (2004-2005). He is an elected member of The Society of Trial Lawyers Chicago, a group of trial attorneys in Illinois where membership is restricted to lawyers who are skilled and experienced in the courts, regardless of their field of practice.
Steve has published many articles on various trial practice and evidence issues. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly, the official journal of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He has spoken on a wide variety of subjects for local, state and national bar associations including the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Property Loss and Liability Insurance Research Bureaus.
He has been named an Illinois "Super Lawyer," and designated one of the "Leading Lawyers" in Illinois as a result of a survey of Illinois attorneys conducted by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.