Steve serves as a trusted advisor and lead litigation counsel to many top national and international companies. His clients include technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical, communications, financial services, real estate, manufacturing, and state and federally regulated companies, as well as developers, property owners, and others.
After gaining in depth knowledge of his clients’ businesses, Steve serves as a single, highly responsive source to efficiently and effectively manage their outside counsel needs, such as intellectual property, data privacy and cybersecurity, advertising, labor and employment, corporate and transactional, mergers and acquisitions, health and regulatory, real estate, litigation, and tax.
Steve is a skilled and experienced trial and appellate litigator who has consistently prevailed in high-stakes and complex disputes in courts throughout the country. He has tried several cases to successful jury verdicts and has succeeded in numerous cases, class actions, and appeals involving business disputes, data privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, products liability, eminent domain, construction defects, employment issues, and constitutional rights.
As Managing Partner of Michael Best’s Utah offices and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Steve leads efforts related to growth and development across the state and nation. He also plays a key role in establishing enduring client relationships and optimizing the efficiency of legal deliverables across the firm.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Steven practiced in the litigation group at WilmerHale’s Washington D.C. Office. After graduating from law school, Steven served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Scott Matheson, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and to Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court.