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.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1992
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1992||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Arlyn Miner Book Award||Northwestern University School of Law||1990|
|Attorney, Partner||YAROSH | VALDEZ P.C.||2011 - Present|
|The Responsive Community||A Place for Safe Housing in the Fourth Amendment||1994|
|Northwestern University Law Review||Operation Clean Sweep: Is the Chicago Housing Authority 'Sweeping' Away the Fourth Amendment?||1992|
|Search and Seizure Law Report||Drugs, Crime and Public Housing: The Search for a Solution||1992|
|Northwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Metro Council Meeting||Metro Neighborhood Grants Awards||2013|