Steven A. Schaefer has worked as a public defender for 20 years. Steven recently “semi-retired” as Chief Assistant Public Defender in Manatee County, where he supervised all 20 of the other assistant public defenders in the county and continues to consult. During his tenure with the office, he conducted more than 100 jury trials, representing clients charged with petit theft up to cases involving a possible death penalty. Steven graduated from the Oregon School of Law and received a BSc from Columbia University with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. In between teaching math/science at various levels, he has been involved with a number of other pursuits, including electrician, commercial fisherman, boat rigger, carpenter, and ranch hand. Presently, he is remodeling houses, training horses, and doing volunteer work for Sea to Shore Alliance.
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