Steve will be the first out gay Justice of the Peace in Harris County history!
Steve has lived in Houston his entire life, where he had the privilege of raising three incredible children. He currently share a home with his husband and their two adorable rescue dogs in Precinct 1. He is an experienced litigator who has spent over three decades advocating for plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases. And most importantly, he is deeply embedded in Houston’s progressive community through his work to advance social justice and Democratic values.
Over the past ten years, in his leadership role with the Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association, Steve has worked with community leaders, judges, lawyers, and law students to provide continuing legal education on social justice issues. He has never hesitated to jump into action in support of causes he believes in, from helping to organize the “No Ban, No Wall” rally in 2017, to pro bono representation of everyone from activists to tenants. This experience has helped him cultivate the commitment to equal justice, freedom from bias, compassion, and patience necessary to serve his community as Justice of the Peace.
Steve’s peers in the legal community have ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by granting him an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell.