Attorney Stein is one of the founding partners of Hickton & Stein Law Group and brings a diverse set of skills to our firm. Experienced both in the courtroom as a trial lawyer and in the front office advising on business issues, he focuses his practice on Employment and Labor Law, Business and Contract Law, Criminal Defense, and Estate Planning.
Attorney Stein spent over eight years at the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office where he served as a Law Clerk and Homicide Paralegal while attending law school. He was taught trial advocacy in real-time, assisting some of the most skilled prosecutors in Allegheny County to prepare and try homicide trials. Once becoming an Assistant District Attorney, he prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from simple to complex - from misdemeanors to homicides; bench trials to jury trials. Ultimately he was promoted to handle specialized cases involving sensitive matters in the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Units. As a result of his dedication and tenacity, he has successfully litigated countless motions and secured numerous favorable felony jury verdicts.
After leaving the DA's Office, Attorney Stein worked for a private company where he provided advice and counsel on numerous internal and external matters including employment issues, professional best practices, labor relations, contract negotiations, municipal law, regulatory compliance, and litigation defense. Attorney Stein also maintained a private practice performing estate planning and various business transactional services.
Attorney Stein received a B.A. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law where he earned the CALI Award for Excellence in White Collar Criminal Law. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and their dog, Harper.