In 2012 and again for 2016, Steve was honored by Best Lawyers and his peers when he was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Management Employment Law.
Steve was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1978 after attending Wayne State University Law School. Prior to attending Wayne State, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University and a Masters degree from Michigan State University. He is a past Chair and current member of the governing council of the Public Corporation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and has served previously as the Editor of the Public Corporation Law Quarterly. He is also a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar and a past instructor of Local Government Administrative Law for the Masters of Public Administration Program at Oakland University.
Steve is a frequent lecturer on labor, library and municipal topics for the associations representing municipalities and libraries.