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Steven’s diverse defense practice is concentrated in the areas of construction defect and personal injury litigation. Steven’s unique understanding of the cost-benefit analysis at the heart of civil litigation comes from his education and experience in business and economics. Steven’s approach to litigation focuses on developing the legal and factual presentation of the case, to optimize defense of the case at trial.

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Steven received dual Bachelors of Arts degrees in Business Administration and Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.  He subsequently earned his law degree from Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, where he was a member of the Order of St. Ives, an honorary scholastic legal society that admits only the top ten percent of each graduating class.

Prior to joining OMH in 2010, Steven served as law clerk to the Honorable Lael E. Montgomery in the 20th Judicial District of Colorado. Before entering the legal profession, Steven worked in the financial sector for a mutual fund services company.

University of Denver Sturm School of Law, 2009 J.D.
Order of St. Ives

Rhodes College, 2001 B.A.
cum laude

Work Highlights

 

  • Successfully moved for a $1 million judgment against the insured in personal injury/premises liability case to be set aside and ultimately obtained dismissal of Plaintiff’s entire case against insured.
  • Won dismissal on summary judgment of wrongful termination lawsuit against insured.
  • On appeal to the Tenth Circuit, obtained affirmance of defense verdict in favor of insured on constitutional due process claims related to municipal contracts.