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Steven is a skilled lawyer with a practice that emphasizes litigation of construction defect cases.  He also supports his firm's efforts to provide follow up counseling on proper construction contracting techniques.  He graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the University of Oregon School of Law and served on the law review.


Prior to that Steven served three years in the US Army Infantry, including one tour in Kirkuk, Iraq.  Steven earned his BA from the University of the Pacific in Philosophy.


Steven has worked in numerous diverse fields, including time in Southern Oregon with the Jackson County Counsel's office and in a Public Defender's office, work for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, and in private practice.


Steven enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, strumming his guitar, and a friendly game of chess.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Construction: 67%
    4 years
  2. Contracts: 33%
    4 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Frank C Gibson

    I supervised Steve while he was a law clerk for my firm. Steve has a sharp mind, is a hard worker, and a great writer. Whether the matter is straightforward or complex, Steve will be effective in helping his client achieve the result desired.


    Frank Gibson Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Tom Arany

    Steven provides great service to his clients and is a fantastic litigator. I trust his judgment and recommend him highly.


    Tom Arany Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lorber, Greenfield & Polito, LLP

111 SW Columbia St., Suite 950
Portland, OR, 97201


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerSteven F. Cade, Attorney at Law2011 - 2012
Intern-Assistant County CounselJackson County2010 - 2010
Law ClerkHutchinson Cox Coons Du Priest Orr & Sherlock2009 - 2010
Legal InternOregon Legislative Assembly-Judiciary Committees2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multnomah Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Schock v. Jackson CountyDismissed
State v. SonneyDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of the PacificPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003