Steve has been recognized as a Top 10 and Top 50 Oklahoma Super Lawyer, has been included in five categories by Best Lawyers in America, and is a Band 1 mediator listed by Chambers and Partners U.S.A. He has mediated almost 3,500 matters across and outside Oklahoma (including an international matter in Rome, Italy).
Active in bar work, Steve has served as president of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Foundation, the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court, and the Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society. He has served as chair and member of numerous OCBA and Oklahoma Bar Association committees. He is a recipient of the OBA’s Neil A. Bogan Professionalism Award, the OBA's Joe Stamper Distinguished Service Award, the OCBA’s Bobby G. Knapp Bar Leadership Award, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma's William G. Paul Oklahoma Justice Award., and the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court’s inaugural Holloway Award.
Also active in community and civic matters, Steve has served as president of the Edmond Public Schools Foundation, as a trustee and management committee member of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, and as a trustee and executive committee member of the University of Oklahoma’s Associates Council.
Currently, Steve is a member of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, U.S.D.C.-W.D. Oklahoma, and is a member of the Diversity Advisory Committee for Oklahoma City University. He also serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Oklahoma’s Honors College.
Best Lawyers in America, Oklahoma City Lawyer of the Year:
Mediation (2019, 2017, 2015 and 2012)
Arbitration (2018, 2016 and 2014)
Bet-the-Company Litigation (2015)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (2011)
Chambers USA (2006 - Present)
Leading Individual—Band 1
Super Lawyers® (2006 - Present):
Oklahoma Top 10
Oklahoma Top 50
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Energy & Natural Resources
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Oklahoma Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Foundation
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Foundation
Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers Society
William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court