I'm an attorney, but I do not handle litigation and/or auto cases. My mother was struck by a vehicle while walking, and her injuries were catastrophic. I contacted Steve to determine how to proceed, to understand how I could best help and advocate for my mom as she moved through various phases of medical treatment, followed by in and out-patient rehab, and ultimately, hopefully back home with attendant care. I also wanted to understand the pitfalls, and biggest risks (financial and otherwise) my mom would face as we proceeded. I called Steve with the intent of hiring him to handle our case, having heard through the legal community that he had a reputation of having the finest ethics, professionalism, aggressiveness as needed, while also having compassion and patience with his clients and families. Steve proved to have all those attributes and more. Steve gave me a great deal of time during our consultation(s), and invaluable information on what our family could expect and how it made sense for us to proceed legally under our circumstances. Steve was confident I could handle the matter with the third party insurance carrier and did NOT need a lawyer - he was convinced this was a matter that I could handle and did not want to accept payment even though I was prepared to pay him. He stood by me behind the scenes and guided me as needed, and was readily available to answer questions. He is unbelievably knowledgeable, detailed oriented, direct, communicative and available, and simply pleasant to deal with under horrible circumstances. Our case is not over, and I still may need Steve's services in the future. He is, with absolute certainty, the first lawyer to call in case of an auto accident. I'd recommend him with the highest praise for his intelligence, communication, compassion and thorough assistance in our family's time of crisis.