“Steve Oster has proven to be one of the best attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with.

He pays attention, cares and is very competent….

Thank you again for the referral and please feel free to pass this on to the individual who referred us.”


Steve has been practicing law at the highest level since 1984. Over the years his practice has included general commercial litigation and environmental litigation in more than 20 states. The scope includes insurance matters, private party and governmental litigation, toxic tort suits, permitting, enforcement, and other administrative matters. Developed broad regulatory counseling practice for companies and their management seeking to minimize risk and identify threats and opportunities. Also engaged in significant transactional work where environmental expertise was required, including due diligence, risk allocation, disclosure–including securities law disclosure–and counseling for financial services entities, including lenders, underwriters, offerors of equities and debt instruments, as well as real estate and manufacturing companies.

Steve currently represents clients in state, federal, and administrative litigation. His approach combines expertise, creativity, and results.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

What we do

Steve’s practice has focused on complex, high stakes litigation and appellate work. He represents clients in both federal and state courts on a broad range of matters with emphasis on private commercial litigation practice. He has broad expertise in litigation management, including ESI, and discovery procedure.

Steve is a terrific attorney with vast experience. He was formerly a partner with Willkie, Farr & Gallagher and Steptoe.

In additon to client matters, Steve partners with other lawyers on a continuing or one-off basis.


“I cannot thank you … enough for connecting me with Steven, nor can I overstate my appreciation and respect for Steven, his professionalism, competence and the wise counsel he provided to me.

Because of Steven’s diligent representation, we were able to achieve a resolution to the matter that was wholly satisfying. Should I find myself again in need of representation, without hesitation, I will seek Steven’s counsel.”

Ian Moss, Esq.

“Steve is a true professional. He is bright, articulate, and handles complex matters very well. He is also very devoted to his clients. I can recommend him without reservation.”

Aaron Shainis, Owner, Shainis & Peltzman
worked directly with Steven at Oster Law Firm

“Steve Oster was first chair counsel on a case for which I was third chair. It was an extremely complex matter that took just over 2 weeks of active trial, with one of the area’s most prestigious law firms on the other side. Steve Oster was tireless in his efforts, clear in his thinking and an outstanding advocate. I whole-heartedly (and mindedly) endorse Steve Oster as a first rate attorney.”

Co-counsel in Recent Case

“Steven Oster has proven to provide expertise on time and with great intensity. His communication with clients is very unique among attorney’s and I recommend him without hesitation.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Robert Kobek,
hired Steven as a Attorney in 2010

Recent Activity

Recent News

September 2016 Steve helps clients successfully complete short sale of property, relieving them of crippling debt without bank recourse. Steve finalizes six figure settlement for the plaintiff in an insurance coverage dispute. Steve delivers five figure settlement for the claimants in a breach of contract dispute. July 2016 Steve wins partial summary judgment for client …

Recent Cases

• US District Court for the District of Maryland, insurance coverage dispute (plaintiff), • US District Court for the Northern District of California, breach of emploment contract claim (plaintiff). • US District Court for the Western District of Virginia, interception of satellite communications claim (defendant). • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, …