Steve Yarosh is an
immigration lawyer and criminal defense attorney with a broad background in civil rights law. He served as an
Assistant U.S. Attorney and federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., and was a lead trial attorney for the U.S.
Department of Justice in the Waco, Texas case involving David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. Prior to that,
Steve represented the City of Chicago for a number of years as Assistant Corporation Counsel where he was a lead
trial attorney in police misconduct cases.
In addition to his
immigration, civil rights and criminal law background, Steve has substantial experience handling injury cases,
employment matters, DUII defense and traffic cases. He has taught
business, accounting and law at the college level, and has also served as a federal comptroller, contracting
officer and budget officer with the U.S Navy. Steve’s military
service includes 3 years on board the Battleship U.S.S. New Jersey (BB-62) and one year with the United Nations
Peacekeeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon. Steve has also worked as a
magazine writer, sports editor and newspaper photographer. He is an
Order of the Coif graduate of Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, and served on Law Review as a
member of the Editorial Board.
Steve currently sits
on the City of Portland Police Oversight Committee where he hears appeals in police misconduct
cases. He also sits on the Metro Oversight Board where he
monitors and evaluates Metro expenditures.