A. Steven Dever

A. Steven Dever Co., L.P.A.

Steve spent the first 25 years of his legal career as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and most recently served as Chief Trial Counsel for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office prior to leaving for private practice.  During his time as a Prosecutor, Steve tried over 250 felony cases and prosecuted some of Ohio’s most notorious criminals.  While with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Steve also served as a Special Prosecutor for both Mahoning and Summit County and he spearheaded the creation of the Death Penalty Review Committee, the Community Based Prosecution program, and the planning for a Metropolitan Forensics Laboratory.

Steve maintains an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating, and he has been recognized by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for his efforts in the pursuit of justice.  In addition, Steve is currently the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force, whose mission is to establish Northern Ohio as a center for advanced energy, and he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Lake Energy Development Corporation, a non-profit economic development corporation that is leading the effort to construct the first offshore wind energy project in North America.

Steve is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Florida and he now maintains a private civil law practice based in Lakewood, Ohio where he represents a select group of clients and businesses in a wide range of legal and business matters.  He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and a life member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference.

Other Task Force Members

Ahmed A. Abonamah (Clerk)

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Evan T. Byron (Clerk)

Chernett Wasserman Yarger, LLC

Robert S. Frost

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Stuart I. Garson

Seaman Garson LLC

Kerin L. Kaminski

Giffen & Kaminski, LLC

Irene C. Keyse-Walker

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Barbara A. Lum (Clerk)

Thompson Hine LLP

Retired Judge Timothy E. McMonagle (Co-Chair)

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

David M. Paris

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy

James D. Robenalt (Co-Chair)

Thompson Hine LLP

Jan L. Roller

Davis & Young LPA

Barbara K. Roman

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Mark A. Stanton

Short, Shepherd & Stanton

Carter E. Strang

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Roger M. Synenberg

Synenberg & Associates, LLC

Taras G. Szmagala

Eaton Corporation

Russell W. Tye

Tye & Associates, L.P.A.

Michael N. Ungar

Ulmer Berne LLP

David R. Watson

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Robin G. Weaver

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP