Brad Steffen

Associate

Brad focuses his practice on Litigation & Dispute Resolution and White Collar Criminal Defense. Prior to joining DBL Law, Brad served in the military as an officer in the United States Air Force JAG Corps for almost five years. During this time in the Air Force, Brad served as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.

Brad holds a J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, where he graduated cum laude. During his time in law school, Brad served as an extern for both the Honorable Michael R. Barrett in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Honorable William O. Bertelsman in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Brad also externed at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio during his entire last year of law school.

Brad is a Northern Kentucky native, having graduated from Bishop Brossart High School, and currently resides in Alexandria with his wife and three sons.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force — 2016
  • Negotiation Competition Team, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Northern Kentucky Law Review, Senior Managing Editor
  • Henry Clay Merit Scholar Recipient
  • NKU’s Haile/US Bank College of Business Outstanding Student of the Year
  • NKU’s Haile/US Bank College of Business Outstanding Student of the Year in Marketing
Community Involvement
  • Board Member, USO Ohio
  • Director, Salmon P. Chase College of Law’s Veteran Discharge Upgrade review Clinic
  • Member, Campbell Leadership Action Group (CLAG)
Publications
  • Battling the Heroin Epidemic with Involuntary Treatment, 12 J.L. & Soc. Deviance 181 (2016).
  • Should the Kentucky Legislature Follow Montana’s Lead in Regulating Fantasy Sports?, 42 N. Ky. L. Rev. 527 (2015).
  • Dead Man Walking: The Rights of the Dead Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Due Process Clause, 4 T. Marshall L.J. Gender, Race & Just. 212 (2014).
Admissions
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
11DBL Attorney Brad Steffen
Contact
bsteffen@dbllaw.com
(513) 357-5290

Education

J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, cum laude, 2015
B.S. in Marketing, Northern Kentucky University, magna cum laude, 2011

Practice Areas

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
White Collar Criminal Defense