Steve Delchin is a skilled appellate and general litigation attorney who approaches cases practically to achieve his clients’ objectives. He has been practicing in the field of professional ethics for most of his career and has become well known for his advising and counseling on sophisticated ethical issues. Steve is responsible for producing the firm’s annual professional conduct program, which has developed into one of the most unique and engaging programs in the legal industry.
Prior to joining the firm in the late 1990s, Steve served as a law clerk to The Honorable Alan E. Norris at the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. There, he gained unique insights into the judiciary and appellate practice that he brings to his clients’ appeals.
Steve has an active appellate practice and successfully has represented numerous clients before courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of Ohio, the US Court of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits, and the US Supreme Court. In addition to guest lecturing on effective appellate advocacy, Steve has regularly contributed to the Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog, a firm sponsored blog that offers insights on trending appellate matters. Steve also has appeared on radio and TV programs to discuss recent high-profile appellate cases and issues, including appearances on LXBN TV of the LexBlog Network.
Steve is a frequent author and lecturer on trending legal ethics issues. Since 2016, Steve has served as faculty member of the Practising Law Institute’s new lawyers training program focusing on the field of law office management, and addressing such topics as client relations, ethical conflicts of interest, trends in law office technology and effective lawyer marketing.
Steve has served as a member of the American Bar Association AI Ethics Working Group, which was formed to address ethical issues raised in the use of artificial intelligence in the practice of law. As part of his work, Steve chaired the Bias Section Subcommittee of the ABA AI Ethics Working Group, which proposed recommendations to address bias in AI legal tools. Steve also has written and lectured extensively on the use of AI in the practice of law through the lens of professional ethics.
Steve has become very well known for his talents as a movie director and producer. Over the last decade, he has written, directed and produced a series of innovative movies for the firm that explore professional conduct issues confronting both inside and outside counsel. Steve’s full-length Hollywood-style movie productions can be viewed at the links below.