Known for being a strategic, thoughtful, and business-minded attorney, Steve counsels corporations with respect to complex business, product liability, construction and real property litigation. He is licensed in North and South Carolina and has extensive experience in both the state and federal Courts in all stages of litigation. Steve also represents clients in a variety of administrative actions with various state agencies.
Steve’s tenacity, ability to be aggressive, and focus on the effective evaluation of a case are the crux of his success in handling a broad range of litigation matters. These matters include, defending large manufacturers against class action suits, acting as national coordinating counsel managing product liability cases, successfully representing a large manufacturer in a multimillion dollar vendor/supplier dispute, representing major corporations with ongoing state licensing disputes, and acting as regional counsel handling all litigation needs for a large development corporation. Steve never forgets that it is the business goals of his clients that are front and center of all strategic planning and his approach to litigation is to achieve those goals in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Managing Partner for the Charlotte office, Steve is also a member of the Firm-wide Management Committee. Prior to these roles, Steve served as the Chair of the Firm-wide Finance Committee.
In addition to practicing law, Steve is an active Rotarian and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Central and Western North Carolina. He also chaired the Mecklenburg County Civil Superior Courts Committee that re-wrote the 26th Judicial District Superior Court Division Civil Rules. Steve is a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy.