Attorney at Law
Steve Dever is a trial lawyer licensed to practice law in Ohio and Florida. During the course of his career he has litigated over 200 felony trials, establishing himself as the leading trial attorney with proven success in the courtroom. Mr. Dever served for over 25 years in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office including over 10 years as the Chief Trial Attorney.
Mr. Dever has built his reputation through high quality representation of clients in a broad range of contested matters involving civil and business litigation, financial investigations, personal injury, medical malpractice, trust and estates, and employment matters.
TELEPHONE: (216) 228-1166
News, Publications, & Media
STEVE DEVER TO SPEAK AT CHAGRIN VALLEY WOMEN'S CLUB
Ohio trial lawyer, Steven Dever, will share his stories Monday, Nov. 20 at the Chagrin Valley Woman's Club luncheon at Tanglewood Country Club, 8745 Tanglewood Trail in Bainbridge. Dever litigated more than 200 felony trials and was the chief trial attorney in a number of the most publicized cases in the state's legal history. The public is invited.
STEVE DEVER TO SPEAK OF THE SAM SHEPPARD TRIAL AT ST. EDWARD'S LEGAL EAGLES
Steve Dever will speak at the annual three-credit-hour, year-end Legal Eagles meeting on the first Saturday in December, open to all attorneys and presented in conjunction with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Dever will be providing a presentation on the Sam Sheppard trials.
STEVE DEVER TO SPEAK OF THE WARREN COMMISSION: 50 YEARS LATER LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES RELATED TO THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY
"Former staff member of the Warren Commission, retired Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Burt W. Griffin, along with a distinguished panel of lawyers and law professors, will lead a day-long CLE inquiry into the legal issues that confronted the Warren Commission in investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This conference will focus on the role of the commission and the manner in which it completed its investigation. It will also discuss constitutional and legal issues that lawyers would have faced in the prosecution and defense of accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald."
STEVE DEVER ON AMERICA'S WORKFORCE RADIO WITH ED "FLASH" FERENC
Listen to Steve Dever, Director of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp, talk to Flash about Cleveland's Offshore Wind Energy Project!
NOTORIOUS SERIAL RAPIST NATHAN FORD CHARGED IN FOUR MORE RAPES
By RACHEL DISSELL, THE PLAIN DEALER
"These are eight separate victims who went through a horrible ordeal for anyone to have survived," Assistant County Prosecutor Steve Dever said in 2006 when Ford was convicted. "I would venture to guess there are more victims out there."
Prosecutors now say Dever was right. In addition to the four cases a grand jury indicted Ford in connection with Wednesday, the Sexual Assault Kit Task Force is investigating three more.
CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS GENERAL AND IN-HOUSE COUNSEL AWARDS
By DAN SHINGLER
"To many folks in the area, Steve Dever is probably remembered, fondly or otherwise, for his days as assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor. But since fall 2010, Mr. Dever has served as general counsel to the Brecksville-based Ganley Auto Group, an association of independently operated automobile dealerships and Ohio's largest automotive retailer."
TASK FORCE ON JUDICIAL EXCELLENCE
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."