Steve Delchin is highly experienced in general litigation matters and concentrates on product liability, legal ethics, securities defense and intellectual property. He has a specific focus on appellate and Supreme Court practice.
Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as a law clerk to The Honorable Alan E. Norris at the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
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 (the largest professional blog network in the world).
In addition to his active appellate practice, Steve has spent a substantial portion of his career focused on the field of professional ethics, counseling major law firms across the country, as well as Squire Patton Boggs lawyers in offices worldwide. He is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics issues and a regular participant in the firm’s annual program on ethics and professionalism, presented every December.
Since 2016, Steve has served as faculty member of the Practising Law Institute’s new lawyers training program in Ohio 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 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 videographer. 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 debut each December at the firm’s annual ethics program and routinely draw large numbers of attendees, including valued in-house counsel and friends of the firm. Steve’s programs also are webcast to numerous firm offices across the US. Online links to Steve’s movie productions can be found below.