Meet the Founder

Steven R. Adams

A born entrepreneur, Steve has a passion for business development and education. This enthusiasm was the driving force behind the Jump-Start Your Law Practice Conference.

After graduating from Salmon P. Chase School of Law, Steve began clerking for a judge before working as an Assistant Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eight years later, Steve’s independent spirit took over and he began building his private practice, focusing on criminal and DUI defense. Now Steve is the owner of his own small criminal/DUI defense and domestic relations firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. In these 17 years, he has continually outpaced his competitors and is an influential leader in the legal and social community.

Steve’s accolades and achievements in the legal community match the energy and buoyant spirit he exudes daily in both his professional and personal life. He is recognized by his peers and his clients as one of the leading attorneys in Ohio, often appearing on regional radio and TV programs to discuss his courtroom cases and legal issues facing the community.

As Steve’s success has continued to increase, so has his passion for business development. Steve has authored/co-authored five books including Ohio OVI Defense: The Law and PracticeKentucky DUI Defense: The Law and Practice*The Woman’s Guide to Separation, Dissolution, and Divorce in OhioThe Man’s Guide to Separation, Dissolution, and Divorce in Ohio; and Practice Law Like An Ironman: Unbeatable Checklists For Any Lawyer Creating and Building a Solo or Small Practice. Since 2004, Steve has been teaching certified legal education seminars in the Ohio and Kentucky area. His innovative thinking has enabled him to build his brand and gain a reputation for professionalism, persistence, and discipline.

Out of the courtroom, Steve, married and the father of two, is an active community leader in Cincinnati. He is a member of The Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Bar Association. He also enjoys swimming and biking as well.

*Kentucky DUI Defense is in final editing for release in fall of 2017.

Steve's New Book

Steven R. Adams is the author of the book Practice Law Like An IronmanPractice Law Like An Ironman: Unbeatable Checklists For Any Lawyer Creating and Building A Solo or Small Practice.


“Until you face your fears, you don’t move to the other side, where you find the power.”

Mark Allen
Six-Time Ironman World Champion