Steven M Frederick is Co-Managing Partner of the firm. His diverse practice includes employment and labor law and a wide variety of commercial, civil, construction, and business litigation. Over the years, he has tried or settled numerous high value and high profile cases, several of which have been featured in local and national publications.
Steve practices in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and has participated in domestic and international arbitrations and mediations conducted by the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, FINRA, and the International Chamber of Commerce. Steve also assists individuals and business entities resolve complex disputes without the need for formal litigation.
Outside the litigation context, Steve serves as outside general counsel to privately held businesses and families, and in that role, helps clients achieve their business goals in a cost-effective and risk-appropriate manner. Steve also regularly advises and represents companies, key employees, and owners in connection with corporate, business, and transactional matters.
Steve graduated from Tufts University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1986), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Psi Chi National Honor Society, and New York University School of Law (J.D. 1989), where he was a Moot Court Advocacy Award recipient. Steve joined the firm in 1991, after working for two years at a Wall Street law firm.
He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Senior Employment Service, Inc., and Chairman of the Education Committee of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce.
From 2005 through 2013, he was a member of the Board of Directors of The Stamford Public Education Foundation, and from 2006 until 2013, he served as a Citizen Advisor to the Trustees of The Ferguson Library. In 2013, Steve was appointed by Stamford’s mayor to The Ferguson Library Board of Trustees.
In 2015, Steve was elected to the Executive Committee of the Ferguson Library Board of Trustees, where he currently serves as Chairman. Beginning in 2012, Steve has also served as an arbitrator in the Connecticut Bar Association’s Resolution of Legal Fee Disputes Program.
In addition, Steve serves as Counsel to Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County and from 2011 through 2015, he served as Program Chair of the Raymond E. Baldwin chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization dedicated to the education and training of trial attorneys.
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