Steven focuses his practice on all aspects of complex civil litigation and appeals. He has significant experience litigating and appealing matters in state and federal courts, including in disputes regarding eminent domain, unfair competition and trade secrets, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duties, construction defects, employment and business issues, consumer protection laws, civil rights, personal injury, and class actions.
He is well-versed in every step of the litigation and appellate processes, including developing effective case strategies, taking and defending depositions, successfully bringing matters to trial, and drafting winning pleadings and briefs.
Known to be a zealous and successful trial and appellate advocate, Steven aggressively litigates cases, while effectively communicating with clients and keeping in mind their goals and objectives. Using this approach, he has prevailed on numerous dispositive motions, obtained many favorable settlements, successfully tried several complex cases before juries, and achieved numerous victories before state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Steven was a partner at a litigation and corporate law boutique in Salt Lake City. He previously practiced with an international, full service, AmLaw “A-List” firm in its Washington, D.C. offices. Additionally, 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.