Steve is a staff attorney with Triage Cancer. Prior to joining Triage Cancer, Steve worked with a nonprofit legal services agency in Detroit defending tenants in eviction proceedings. He gained valuable experience collaborating with colleagues providing wraparound services to tenants. Steve performed community outreach to educate tenants about housing rights and trained and mentored students from several law schools. He brings to Triage Cancer an informed passion for providing empowerment through education to people in crisis.
Steve was drawn to this work through a law school medical-legal partnership program that met the legal needs of people receiving cancer treatment. He was an Equal Justice Works Summer Corp member and twice awarded a Public Interest Law Fellowship. He has written about the negative health impacts of the Defense of Marriage Act pre-legalization of same sex marriage, lead poisoning in children, and the ability of immigration courts to protect defendants lacking capacity. Steve’s published work explores the use of legal tools to end concentrated poverty.
Additionally, Steve has participated in service trips to New Orleans to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and rural Kenya to partner with a resilient tribe as it expands access to water, education, and medicine for its members. He is a past board member of the Interfaith Center for Racial Justice in metro Detroit.
Steve earned a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit and a Bachelor of Social Work from Oakland University. He is a member of both the Michigan and Arizona bars.