Steven was born in Chicago and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. He is a proud Longhorn, attending the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in journalism. After college, he joined friends in Los Angeles and spent a few years pursuing a career in film and television.
After L.A., he was called back to Texas and began working in the City of San Antonio’s Economic Development Department. There, he helped small and minority-owned businesses compete for lucrative City contracts.
Fueled by his passion for championing the underdog, Steven attended Baylor Law School, graduating with honors. While in law school, he was an Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review and a member of Baylor Law’s prestigious mock trial program. He and his partner competed against over 160 teams from across the country and were named National Champions of the 36th Annual National Trial Competition.
Steven began his career as a trial lawyer fighting on behalf of individuals hurt by the wrongful conduct of others. Out of law school, he joined a nationally recognized plaintiff’s injury firm representing cancer victims and their families hurt by the wrongdoing of some of the country’s largest corporations. He was a member of multiple trial teams and helped secure millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements across Texas, Pennsylvania, California and Louisiana.
Outside of the office, Steven has served as a board member for several local non-profit organizations. He also enjoys teaching young aspiring lawyers the art of trial advocacy and has been a coach to both high school and law school mock trial teams. Steven is a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in San Antonio.