Steve graduated from the University of Nebraska Law College with his J.D. in 1977. In 2002 he was appointed to the bench as Judge pro-tem in the Family Law division and mediates for the courts Alternative Dispute Resolution division. In 2000 Steve obtained his private pilot license and became a member of the Arizona Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, where he is their current Legal Officer. Steve is the current Director of Christian Legal Aid of Arizona and a past President of the West Maricopa County Bar Association. Steve has nearly thirty years experience in civil litigation, family law, criminal defense, personal injury, bankruptcy, estate planning, and aviation law.