Steven obtained his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2023. Prior to law school, Steven obtained a Bachelor of Journalism and minor in legal studies with high distinction from Carleton University in 2020. While in Ottawa, Steven reported on countless local, provincial and national stories, from sports broadcasting on national television to stories at Ottawa City Hall, Parliament Hill, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Steven is a career advocate and national champion mooter, having won the 2020 Osgoode Cup, an undergraduate moot competition that featured 120 teams from across Canada. While in law school, Steven competed in several national moot competitions including the finals of the 2022 Adam F. Fanaki Competition Law Moot where he won awards for the tournament’s best respondent team and top respondent oralist. The following year, he represented Osgoode at the 2023 Gale Cup in Ottawa and coached Osgoode’s first-year moot team to a win at the 2023 Cassels Cup.
Steven previously worked at a local full-service firm in the GTA where he specialized in family law mediation and litigation. Now at McCarthy Tétrault, Steven continues his passion for legal advocacy, public speaking, increasing access to justice and the use of alternative dispute resolution in the Ontario civil justice system.
In his free time, Steven enjoys playing sports, Italian cooking and dreaming about the future success of the Ottawa Senators.