Steve SchainSteven M. Schain

To provide practical, responsive and cost effective representation, Steve opened the Schain Law Firm in 1994.

A Pennsylvania State University and University of Pittsburgh School of Law graduate, Steve served as an University of Pittsburgh’s Law Review editor.

Before opening his Firm, Steve served as law clerk to a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and worked for Blank Rome, Philadelphia’s largest and most prestigious law firm.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Steve serves as a Judge Pro Tempore and court appointed arbitrator, and Pennsylvania Bar Institute and National Bar Institute author and lecturer on topics including civil litigation, consumer finance litigation, employment law, mortgage foreclosure and collection law, marijuana law, personal injury, and ethics.

member-lexisCentury-old lawyers’ peer review organization Martindale Hubbell awarded Steve its highest skill and integrity rating of “AV”.

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Achievements of Note:

  • Served as “sourced” counsel for world’s largest banks litigating issues arising under Dodd Frank Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and state unfair and deceptive trade practices statutes.
  • Counseled employers – and successfully litigated before courts and state/federal agencies – on all employment law aspects (including discrimination (race, gender, age), wage and hour, harassment, Americans with Disabilities, Family and Medical Leave, Title VII, and Fair Labor Standards Act disputes) and drafted employment, separation and non-compete agreements.
  • Reviewed, revised and updated financial institutions’ employee manuals to comply with Dodd Frank regulations and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
  • Drafted and revised employee handbooks to comply with federal and state employment laws.