• Juris Doctor, University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2009
• Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Missouri Western State University, 2003
• Graduate of South Nodaway High School, 1999
Personal and Community
Stephen is a lifelong resident of Northwest Missouri. He was born and raised in rural Barnard, Missouri, located in Nodaway County. Stephen relocated to St. Joseph, Missouri to obtain his Bachelor degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in legal studies.
In 2005 Stephen moved to Kansas City, Missouri to attend law school at UMKC. Stephen graduated from UMKC and passed the Missouri bar in 2009. Upon his admission to the Missouri bar in 2009, Stephen moved back to St. Joseph and focused his law practice on helping people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Stephen lives in St. Joseph, Missouri with his wife and children.