Steve has been a lawyer for just over 20 years. He studied law at Otago while working as a Probation Officer. He started out as a lawyer in Feilding until becoming one of the founding Partners of WinterWoods. Steve is experienced in a wide range of general legal work with his specialist field being criminal defence work. He has appeared for clients at almost all levels of the New Zealand criminal jurisdiction, including the Court of Appeal. He has been involved in a number of high profile criminal trials in the High Court, and applies his experience and skills to all levels of criminal advocacy, including youth advocacy.