Steve’s family owned a hardware store and lumber yard and were constantly remodeling residential rental properties that the family owned, so he was exposed to building and construction at an early age. Steve’s father Bob sent Steve to help plumbers and electricians when they worked for Bob. As a new lawyer, Steve successfully handled the appeal of a construction contract case before the Nevada Supreme Court resulting in the published opinion, Kirkpatrick v. Temme, 98 Nev. 523, 654 P.2d 1011 (1982). Steve also handled mechanics lien litigation and has defended numerous contractors in construction defect litigation. Most recently Steve successfully defended a civil engineer in a construction defect case. Steve has also successfully defended Pella Corp. against a Chapter 40 Construction Defect claim. After a 7-day trial the jury returned a defense verdict for Steve’s client Pella. Subsequently Steve obtained an attorney’s fee and cost award for Pella against plaintiff for a total of $124,871.59. See the verdict.