Location: Houston Office
Stephen H. Forman has over 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer, first chairing a variety of personal injury and commercial lawsuits. After a time pursuing non-profit and ministry interests, Steve recently rejoined the firm as “Of Counsel” assisting with various litigation dockets. Steve is also experienced in non-profit governance, church law and risk management for churches, non-profits and faith-based businesses.
Steve joined Germer in 1998 and was a partner in the firm from January, 2000 through December 2008. As partner, Steve represented Class I railroads defending FELA, crossing and commercial claims. After a 2006 bus accident severely injured his daughter and killed two of her friends, Steve co-founded the National Association of Bus Crash Families, a national non-profit to advocate for tougher bus safety laws. From 2007-2017, Steve appeared before Federal agencies, Texas legislative and US Congressional committees helping to change bus safety laws at the State and Federal levels. From 2009 to 2013, Steve worked as Senior Trial Counsel continuing to represent the firm’s railroad clients while pursuing his non-profit passions on a more full-time basis. In 2012, Steve received his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. From 2013 to 2018, he held ministry positions as church Executive Pastor and as co-manager of a mission supporting public foundation. He continues to actively consult churches, non-profits and faith-based businesses.
Steve graduated from Texas A&M University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1992 where he was a mock trial regional champion and national semifinalist, and cum laude graduate. He is licensed to practice in Texas state courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren at the beach.
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