About Steve Megerle
Steven J. Megerle (Steve), 39, resides in North Avondale with his wife, Anne (nee Lame) and their dog, Coolidge. Steve is a native of Covington, Kentucky. His father, Stephen, was a policeman before attending law school. His mother, Darla, worked in banking and his stepmother, Ellie, is a professor at Thomas More University.
Following early education in the Kenton County and Covington Independent Public School Systems, Steve attended and graduated from Covington Catholic High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he majored in English and History and graduated with honors in 2002. He received his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University College of Law, graduating in just 2 ½ years.
Steve returned home to practice law in Covington, Kentucky with a small firm (2005-2006) and later with his father (2006-2017). He was also admitted to practice in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and several other federal district courts. For over 14 years, he successfully tried civil, family law, construction, and criminal cases in Kentucky and was an accomplished appellate advocate in federal and state court. He is an active member of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky chapters of the Federalist Society. Steve has been solving complex and difficult problems for everyday people his entire professional career.
PRIOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Steve served on his local community council, the North Avondale Neighborhood Association, volunteering as a trustee and treasurer. While treasurer, he instituted several financial controls making the association’s finances more transparent and increasing donations. Steve’s public service in Cincinnati continued in 2018, serving as chief of staff to a newly elected councilmember at Cincinnati City Hall. Daily, he solved citizen concerns and problems while managing a staff and assisting the councilmember who served on five council committees.
After leaving city government, Steve is now using his problem-solving skills in the private sector. He manages a closely held LLC holding a diverse real estate portfolio including a restaurant that employs nine people.
Steve wholeheartedly believes those who have the ability to engage in public service should do so. He also believes that education is the true equalizer. Our community is never going to reach its full potential until every child, each of whom is a gift from God, can succeed. Poverty, crime and institutional racism will not cease here until leaders are willing to acknowledge our educational problems and passionately and compassionately focus on fixing our public educational system.
In his “off time,” Steve is enjoying the POTUS and Democracy in America reading series at the Mercantile Library. He also has met thousands of Cincinnatians who have shared their concerns about our public schools.
Anne and Steve are parishioners at St. Francis De Sales Catholic parish in Walnut Hills.